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Online / Distance Learning

Columbus State's online/distance learning (DL) offerings are a unique alternative to traditional on-campus learning. Online/distance learning allows students from around the city or around the globe to learn, using the latest interactive web and video technologies, without the limits of time and place.

What is Online Learning?

Web Courses - Web course instruction is held completely online, although most web courses require testing at one of the CSCC testing sites. Learn more...

Blended Courses (Hybrid) - A blended course is an online course with required real-time, face-to-face sessions. Blended course instruction is split between learning activities online and in a specified location, based on course content. Learn more...

How do I get Started?

Featured Online Course


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Featured Online Program

Business Management
Entrepreneurship - Hospitality Certificate

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 3

  • Autumn Semester 2016 Last day to drop from Full Term classes

Sunday, November 6

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends - move clocks back 1 hour
  • Autumn Semester 2016 Second 5-week Term classes end

Monday, November 7

  • Autumn Semester 2016 Third 5-week Term classes begin

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State Authorization

The Ohio Department of Higher Education recently approved Columbus State’s membership in The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, NC-SARA. This group provides a safe framework for students to enroll in online courses at approved institutions in the NC-SARA state network.


NC-SARA states currently include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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Professional Licensure

Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program at Columbus State should first contact their home state licensing agency.  NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for these programs and Ohio licensing requirements may not meet the criteria of other states.
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Arts and Sciences

Environmental Science, Safety and Health

Hospitality Management

Multi-Skilled Health