Columbia Southern University

2023 Tuition & Fees $6,015
Student Population 16,412
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $2,880
Graduation Rate 33 %
Students:Faculty 31 : 1

Academic Overview

Columbia Southern University is a private (for-profit), four-years institute located in Orange Beach, Alabama. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $6,015 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $4,155.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 16,412 students are enrolled.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Columbia Southern's tuition & fees is $6,015. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $4,155.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Columbia Southern.
The average received amount of financial aid is $2,880 and 34% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 16,412 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 31 to 1.
Graduation Rate for Columbia Southern University is 33 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Columbia Southern University is 2 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Columbia Southern University is 40 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Columbia Southern University is 16,412
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Columbia Southern University is 31 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
31 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $2,880 at Columbia Southern University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000
Online Applicationwww.columbiasouthern.edu/Apply-Now
Financial Aidwww.columbiasouthern.edu/tuition-financing/federal-student-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.columbiasouthern.edu/tuition-financing
Veterans Tuitionwww.columbiasouthern.edu/military/military-tuition-information
Disability Servicewww.columbiasouthern.edu/student-support/disability-services

Offered Degrees

Columbia Southern offers 56 major programs through online completely. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree77
Bachelor's Degree1717
Post Bachelor's Degree88
Master's Degree88
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship11

Special Learning Opportunities

Columbia Southern University is an online complete school which means students can get degrees through only distance learning. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees via online classes. The school provides programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Degrees From Online Classes Completely
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Columbia Southern University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges