United States Universities, Colleges and Schools


Universities Colleges Schools Visas A-Z Countries Add Your School/Course Request Information

Columbia Southern University

Superior Service. Flexible Programs. Extraordinary Value.

Columbia Southern University (CSU) is one of the nation's first completely online universities.  CSU was developed to meet the demand for alternatives to the traditional university experience. All degree programs are offered completely online, giving you the flexibility to fit your education around career and family commitments.

With our online university , you can take schedule shifting and time management conflicts out of the equation. Open Enrolment and self-paced programs make rearranging your life to attend a class or take a test a thing of the past.

Associate, bachelor, graduate and postgraduate programs are available in a variety of fields including fire science , criminal justice , business administration , information technology , human resource management and occupational safety and health . Undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are also available to provide focused training in specialized areas.

Apply today at ColumbiaSouthern.edu and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding future!

Experience CSU

These are just a few of the features you can expect from CSU.

Quality Service

Beginning with your initial contact, you'll find that our personalized service is second to none. Faculty and staff are dedicated to the principle that it is only through your success that we succeed. We are readily available to assist you with information from the application process to graduation requirements.

Open Enrolment

Begin courses at anytime and study when it best fits your schedule. With the CSU Per-Course/Open Enrolment System there are no predetermined semester or session dates to contend with.

Maximum Transfer Credit

CSU allows maximum transfer credit for your prior academic credit, training, and relevant professional licenses and certifications. Up to 75 percent of undergraduate courses and 50 percent of graduate courses can be transferred into your degree program at CSU.

Self-Paced Programs

Begin courses at anytime and study when it best fits your schedule. At CSU, you can set your own pace for completing a degree program with our Per-Course/Open Enrolment System. Students are allowed 10 weeks to complete each course, but may finish a course in as little as three weeks depending on how quickly you complete the coursework.

Flexible Learning

Forget the days of scheduled online sessions and on-site test taking! At CSU residency is not a requirement and coursework can be completed at times that are most convenient for you. Faculty and staff offer flexible individualized instruction designed to provide each student with the guidance and support necessary for successful course completion.


CSU will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your application and within seven to ten business days we will prepare a detailed evaluation report. This report will outline those courses we have determined you should take and those which we have accepted for transfer credit.

Asynchronous Courses

There are no group projects and courses are totally asynchronous. Study offline anytime and anywhere that works best for you and simply log back on to submit the prepared assignments by the due date.

Military Discounts

All Service members receive an application fee waiver ($25 value).   Immediate family receives the waiver and a 10 percent tuition discount.


When comparing quality and cost and CSU is your best option. Our tuition is competitively priced to make achieving a quality education affordable and realistic for the average person. Federal Financial Aid and military educational benefits are also available for eligible participants.

Accreditation and Recognition

Columbia Southern University is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The accrediting commission of the DETC is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSU is also licensed by the Department of Postsecondary Education, State of Alabama.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes CSU degrees for both the CSP application and for credit towards recertification in the Continuance of Certification program.

Visit us today for a complete list of online degree programs available, or apply today at www.ColumbiaSouthern.edu and start opening the doors to your future!

Contact Columbia Southern University

Superior Service. Flexible Programs. Extraordinary Value.


21982 University Lane
Orange Beach,

Alabama 36561

TELEPHONE  800-977-8449

FAX  251-981-3815


Business Affairs/Accounting: accounting@columbiasouthern.edu

Admissions: admissions@columbiasouthern.edu

Information: info@columbiasouthern.edu [bv6]

Student Services: students@columbiasouthern.edu

Bookstore: bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu

Registrar: registrar@columbiasouthern.edu

United States Universities, Colleges and Schools




25326 Canal Road

Orange Beach,

Alabama 36561


Tel: (800) 977-8449

(251) 981-3771

Fax: (251) 981-3815





Student Services

Website: www.columbiasouthern.edu