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Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. According to the most recent U.S. Census estimates, the city has a population of 194,107, while the larger Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Area counts 310,531. It joins with the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2012 population of 491,852. Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is the third largest city and fourth largest metropolitan area in the state.

Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) south of Atlanta. Fort Benning, a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County. The city is home to museums and other tourism sites. The area is served by the Columbus Airport. The current mayor is Teresa Tomlinson, who was elected in November 2010. The city was ranked number 4 on the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine.

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Schools in and around Columbus, GA

Name
Columbus State University
Four or more years; Public; $12,410 average out-state tuition; $3,251 average in-state tuition
Columbus Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,600 average out-state tuition; $1,800 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,421 average out-state tuition; $10,421 average in-state tuition
Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,472 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,000 average out-state tuition; $9,000 average in-state tuition
Southeastern Beauty School-Columbus Midtown
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Columbus, GA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017