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Columbia Southern University

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Rating

Private for-profit

Type

37,306

Students

$5,520

Tuition

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Acceptance

#2128

Ranking

Fringe Town

Campus Setting

Orange Beach, AL

21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000

Columbia Southern University is a very large for-profit university located in Orange Beach, AL ranked 21st in Alabama. It has a total of 27,335 full-time undergraduate students. Columbia Southern University offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Fire Protection, and Emergency Medical Technology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,520 per year, Columbia Southern University is very low-priced. 50.49% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment.
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Cost

$5,655
Above Average

Columbia Southern University

$5,655

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$6,359

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$4,459

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

%Acceptance
Very Selective

Columbia Southern University

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National

69%
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% of students submit

Admissions Yield

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% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Application Fee

$0

Students

27,335Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

59%

Part-Time

41%
Male

65%

In-state

83%

Female

35%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

91%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
40% Business Administration and Management, General19% Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician7% Fire Services Administration34% Others

40% Business Administration and Management, General

19% Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

7% Fire Services Administration

34% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

40%

2116 Graduates

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

19%

1024 Graduates

Fire Services Administration

7%

384 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Police Science

6%

294 Graduates

Organizational Leadership

5%

256 Graduates

Health/Health Care Administration/Management

4%

195 Graduates

Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management

3%

185 Graduates

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

3%

153 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors41:141:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

41

Number of Library Books

0

Academic Spend per Student

$1,765

Full-time Retention Rate

53%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$51,900/Year

Columbia Southern University

$51,900

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$51,900

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

-

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

50%