Total Enrollment 13,321

Columbia Southern University
21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561
(251) 981-3771

The mission of Columbia Southern University is to change lives through education by offering affordable, flexible, quality academic opportunities and extraordinary service enabling adults to maximize their professional and personal potential, and serve the communities in which they live and work.

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities Distance learning opportunities
Student Services Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus Setting Rural: Distant
Disability Services Student 3% or less
Yearly Application Deadline July 7
Admissions Office Phone 800-977-8449
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address 21982 University Lane Orange Beach, AL 36561
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
Application Fee $25
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