Columbia Southern University Rankings

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In the World#4933 of 14178
In North America#1338 of 2629
In the United States#1261 of 2528
In Alabama#20 of 35
In Orange Beach#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$10,951 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
14,364
Graduates
5,670
Male:Female Ratio
59:41
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Columbia Southern University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

20,034 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Columbia Southern University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White9318 (47%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown5526 (28%)
Black or African American3427 (17%)
Hispanic719 (4%)
Two or more races448 (2%)
Asian368 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native101 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander50 (0.3%)
Nonresident Alien9 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$10,951/year
Average aid awarded
$3,552
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$10,074
$30-48K$10,035
$48-75K$10,355
$75-110K$11,627
$110K+$13,598

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,520$3,780
Tuition in-state$5,520$3,780
Tuition out-of-state$5,520$3,780
Fee in-district$135$135
Fee in-state$135$135
Fee out-of-state$135$135

Columbia Southern University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General4241,0581,04117
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician502661363
Fire Science & Fire-fighting63824
Criminal Justice & Police Science251294
Fire Services Administration384
Organizational Leadership86170
Health & Health Care Administration & Management195
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management185
General Studies180
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General153
Information Technology123
Environmental Studies107
Public Administration100
Psychiatric & Mental Health Services Technician97
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist & Coder89
Homeland Security70
Public Health, General68
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration52
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic)44
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance43
Grand Total2,0843,3391,97917
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate22%25%18%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 42%

Publications & Citations

Publications
31
Citations
41

Publication count by topic

Medicine
10
Psychology
10
Business
3
Sociology
2
Engineering
2
Political science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology49414
Psychology538424
Medicine61188

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
201472
201537
201624
201735
201822
201926
2020310

General info

WikipediaColumbia Southern University
Academic CalendarOpen enrollment - students may commence at any time
Total FTE staff923
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, Alabama, 36561-9000
United States
City population5,000
Phone25198137711278
Fax+1(251) 981-3815