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Columbia Southern University, a subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, specializes in distance education at multiple levels of degree program. The program launched in 1993 and in 1996 the online offerings expanded broadly. Today, degrees are administered through the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Safety & Emergency Services and Continuing Education. Outcome options include certificate, associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dozens of fields. Continuing education courses are offered to adult learners to maintain expertise in their field in areas ranging from business to criminal justice to healthcare and technology. As an online university, Columbia Southern provides a robust virtual support system including academic advising, labs with tutors and career counseling. Coursework is available on the traditional school calendar or a flexible option called Lifepace. Additionally, there are term options geared toward military personnel.

Programs
71
Students Enrolled
20,034
Institution Control
Private-Proprietary
Academic Calendar
Other
Founding Year
1993
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$15,998
Student Resources
library services, academic advising, bookstore, tutoring
Contacts
Director of Admissions Distance Learning Unit Head
Email
Phone
251-981-3771
Admissions Department Student Application Contact
Email
Phone
251-981-3771
Online Programs
Fire Science
Associate of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Criminal Justice Administration
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Occupational Safety and Health
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Healthcare Administration
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Information Technology
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
General degree program
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Occupational Safety and Health
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Business
Associate of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
Criminal Justice
Associate of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
General Studies
Associate of Arts
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
Fire Administration
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Psychology
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Hospitality and Tourism
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Finance
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
International Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Project Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Sports Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Occupational Safety and Health/Fire Science
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Finance
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Healthcare Management
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Marketing
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Public Administration
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$12,025
Degree Level
master's
Project Management
Master of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Emergency Services Management
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Occupational Safety and Health/Environmental Management
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Organizational Leadership
Master of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Occupational Safety and Health
Associate of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Public Administration/Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Public Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Public Administration
Master of Public Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Public Administration/Emergency Services Management
Master of Public Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Healthcare Administration/Emergency Medical Services Management
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Health Information Science
Associate of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$14,100
Degree Level
associate
Criminal Justice Administration/Arson Investigation
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Fire Administration/Fire Investigation
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Emergency Medical Services Administration
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Information Systems Security
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Information Systems Security/Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$28,200
Degree Level
bachelor's
Public Health/Community Health Education
Master of Public Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Public Health
Master of Public Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$11,700
Degree Level
master's
Business Administration
Doctor of Business Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$25,620
Degree Level
doctoral
Project Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Finance
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Occupational Safety and Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Marketing
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Fire Science
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Project Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Public Administration
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Human Resource Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Information Technology
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Environmental Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
International Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Hospitality and Tourism
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Finance
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Health Care Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Marketing
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Occupational Safety and Health
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Environmental Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$3,900
Degree Level
graduate certificate
Human Resource Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate
Sport Management
Estimated out of State Cost for Completion
$2,820
Degree Level
undergraduate certificate

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