FINANCIAL AID RATE95%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO62:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE98
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$1,903
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Columbia Southern University
9340 W. Sahara Ave Ste. 205, Las Vegas, NV
Columbia Southern University, headquartered in Orange Beach, Alabama, was founded in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes Sr., who remained president of the school until his death in 2005. The school provides online degree programs, and has expanded its program offerings since its foundation. The school is designed to meet the scheduling demands of its students, allowing for familial and work obligations to be fulfilled while pursuing a degree. The school is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Columbia Southern University offers certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral programs. The school provides a variety of majors. The school has agreements in place with a large number of universities throughout the country allowing for the transfer of credits to and from the institution, allowing for additional education opportunities.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions to Columbia Southern University requires individuals wishing to enter its undergraduate programs to be a high school graduate, have a GED, have obtained 12 semester credits from a college, a veteran. The master program requires individuals to have obtained a bachelor degree. The doctoral degree in business administration requires both a bachelor and master degree in business or a related field and a minimum of two years work experience to be considered. Financial aid is available through federal grants and loans, scholarships, or through military aid programs. Students in need of financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office to obtain assistance in the application process. Members of the military trough the army's GoArmyEd tuition assistance program.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Columbia Southern University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $5,500-$6,600 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $250 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$3,456|
|Receiving Student Loans||59%||$6,329|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Columbia Southern University may provide services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Career path counseling
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Columbia Southern University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Other Career Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Columbia Southern University.
- Southeastern Baptist College in Holly Springs, MS (136 miles away)
- South University - Montgomery in Phenix City, AL (164 miles away)
- Strayer University - Mississippi in Atlanta, GA (208 miles away)
- Louisiana Culinary Institute in Merrillville, IN (209 miles away)
- Strayer University - Alabama in Fort Worth, TX (224 miles away)