Graduate Programs Overview

Columbia Southern University is a Private (for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Orange Beach, Alabama. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $4,035 in average for all students.

It offers nineteen graduate programs: 8 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 9 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColumbia Southern University
TypePrivate (for-profit), 4 or more years
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL
Graduate School Students5,670 students
5,670 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$4,035
Student to Faculty62:1 (1.61%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 19 Graduate Programs
8 Master's, 9 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Columbia Southern University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $4,035 for all students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Books & Supplies$692
Room & Board$7,106 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,236 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$16,069
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$5,085$3,615$3,735$3,915$4,035

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Columbia Southern University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 38 major areas - 7 Master's (7 online programs), 1 Doctorate (1 online programs), 8 Post-Bachelor'(8 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Natural Resources And Conservation
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering Technology
Human Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Engineering Technology
Natural Resources And Conservation

Graduate Student Population

Total 20,034 students enrolled in Columbia Southern University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,670 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,927 male and 2,743 female graduate students. All 5,670 graduate students are enrolled as full-time statusIt offers online degree programs and 5,670 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,927
Women Students2,743
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students5,670
Part-time Students-
By race/ethnicity 2,227 White, 1,392 Black, and 169 Asian students are attending at Columbia Southern University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races135
2 students are younger than 22 and 2,679 students are older than 65. The school has 741 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,248 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under2
40 & Over2,679
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Columbia Southern University, 5,670 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,670
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses5,670
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses0
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses5,670
Alabama Resident374
Other State In U.S.4,964
Outside of U.S.332

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