Private 4 Year

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama

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Student Population
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Location Orange Beach, Alabama
Online columbiasouthern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Columbia Southern University overview
Size Mid-size
Status For-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study 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.  12,145 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,388 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,640 plus fees of $135.

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Admission Requirements
Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Columbia Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$692
Other Fees$135
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,106
Budget for Other Expenses$4,236
Total One Year Cost$17,809

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Average Salary After 10 Years
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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
22% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia Southern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 35%
Business 32%
Engineering Technology 17%
Natural Resources Conservation 4%
Health Professions 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=450933 IPEDS survey data for Columbia Southern University.

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