Online Program 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 the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $5,775 in average for all students.

It offers 49 degree programs via distance learning -6 Associates, 14 Bachelors, 7 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameColumbia Southern University
TypePrivate (for-profit), 4 or more years
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL
Online Students18,533
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$5,775
Student to Faculty39:1 (2.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total49 Programs
Associates6 Programs
Bachelors14 Programs
Masters7 Programs
Doctorate1 Programs
Post-Graduate8 Programs

2021 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 tuition & fees and costs trends last 5 years at Columbia Southern University . Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $5,775 for all students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $235 for undergraduate programs.
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Undergraduate$5,175$5,415$5,535$5,655$5,775
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Undergraduate$210$220$225$230$235
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Columbia Southern University offers 49 degree programs through Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 49 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 6 Associates, 14 Bachelors, 7 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Online ProgramsNOT OFFERED614 718
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFERED614 718
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Business

Distance Learning Program Student Population

Since Columbia Southern University is an online college that all programs are offered via distance learning, all 18,533 students have enrolled online exclusively.
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment18,533
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses18,533
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses0
By student location, out of a total of 18,533 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 1,156 Alabama Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 16,951 students living in the U.S. States other than Alabama, and 415 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses18,533
Alabama Resident1,156
Other State In U.S.16,952
Outside of U.S.415
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses18,533
Undergraduate13,254
Graduate5,279
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses13,254
Degree/Certificate Seeking13,077
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking177


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