Columbus State University Men's Baseball


  • Top 7% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 62% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
  • 65% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • 55% in men's baseball in Division II for SAT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 38
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 28
Business Administration and Management, General 31
Business/Commerce, General 30
Finance, General 19
Management Information Systems, General 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36
Information Technology 7
Art Teacher Education 5
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 38
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 9
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 9
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 15
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 30
Rhetoric and Composition 37
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 10
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 58
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 180
History, General 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 76
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 48
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 7
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 11
Geology/Earth Science, General 1
Psychology, General 39
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 13
Sociology 39
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 27
Drawing 15
Music Performance, General 18
Music, General 4

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