Graduate Program Overview

Columbia Southern University is a four-years, private (for-profit) school located in Orange Beach, Alabama. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $4,035. It offers seventeen (17) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColumbia Southern University
TypeFour-years, Private (for-profit)
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL
Graduate School Students5,279 students
4,740 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$4,035
Student to Faculty31:1 (3.23%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 17 Graduate Programs
8 Master's, 1 Doctorate, 8 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Books & Supplies$616
Room & Board$7,592 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,194 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$17,437
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$3,615$3,735$3,915$4,035$4,035

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Columbia Southern University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 17 major areas - 8 Master's (8 online programs), 1 Doctorate (1 online programs), 8 Post-Bachelor'(8 online programs). 2,073 students have been conferred Master's degree and 178 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Engineering Technology
Computer and Information Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation

Graduate Student Population

Total 18,533 students enrolled in Columbia Southern University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,279 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,848 male and 2,431 female graduate students. All 5,279 graduate students are enrolled as full-time statusIt offers online degree programs and 4,740 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,848
Women Students2,431
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students5,279
Part-time Students-
By race/ethnicity 2,225 White, 1,274 Black, and 142 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 races124
7 students are younger than 22 and 2,300 students are older than 65. The school has 626 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,807 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under7
40 & Over2,300
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, 4,740 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,740
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,740
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 Courses4,740
Alabama Resident259
Other State In U.S.4,114
Outside of U.S.363

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