Columbia Southern University


Student Population
 Location Orange Beach, Alabama
 Online columbiasouthern.edu 
School Type Private 4 Year
Size Mid-size
Profit Status For-profit
On campus housing No
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Orange Beach, Alabama, Columbia Southern University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. Columbia Southern University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  12,470 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,353 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $5,040 plus fees of $135.



Admission Requirements
Open Admission

Cost to Attend

Costs for Columbia Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$680
Other Fees$135
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,372
Budget for Other Expenses$3,303
Total One Year Cost$15,530


Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
22% within 6 years
Graduation Rates for Columbia Southern University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
in 4 years 18% earned a bachelor degree
in 5 years 21% earned a bachelor degree
in 6 years 22% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Columbia Southern University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Columbia Southern University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.