Just two years after the establishment of then Columbus College, the CSU Alumni Association was founded in 1960, with the central purpose of engaging the University's alumni. Over the intervening years, the Association has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of its alumni base, which today totals over 30,000 degree-holders. While much has changed since the organization’s inception over 50 years ago, the goals of the Alumni Association remain the same, to serve the alumni of the University and support the initiatives of CSU.
Every person that graduates from CSU is an official member of the Alumni Association. Even those that attended for various amounts of time, we claim as our own. Because there are no dues to be a member, alumni are encouraged to support the Annual Fund, which meets the most critical needs of the University including student scholarships, faculty development and the expansion of academic programs.
35,129 degrees have been awarded by CSU since our first graduation in 1960. (4,543 associate's, 22,242 bachelor's, 7,280 master's, 1,063 education specialists, 1 education doctorate)
30,304 individuals have graduated from Columbus College or CSU. (Some have up to four degrees.)
31,049 alumni are in our files, including those with no degree.
13,613 alumni live in the Columbus metropolitan area.
21,333 alumni live in Georgia or nearby parts of Alabama.
Source: Office of Alumni Engagement.