Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach
Orange Beach, AL
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The Columbia Southern University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Columbia Southern University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$9,726|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$10,806|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$7,721|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$11,650|
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Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
13660 of Columbia Southern University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Columbia Southern University number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.
Students at Columbia Southern University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
All programs offered completely via distance education
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
Columbia Southern University graduation rate is below the national average.
49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Columbia Southern University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Columbia Southern University is 60:1, that means that for every 60 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In Columbia Southern University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Columbia Southern University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Alabama.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state. Columbia Southern University is one of the few institutions in Alabama that offers an Associate's degree program.
Number of degree programs offered via distance education
There are 138 distance education programs that are offered in the Columbia Southern University: 42 are for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 24 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 18 - for Master's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.
Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.
Columbia Southern University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11074 students with 332216 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3979 with 95501 credit hours.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Columbia Southern University
- 13% — Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- 12% — Business Administration, Management and Operations
- 9% — Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service
- 7% — Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians
- 7% — Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
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Location & Website
Address: 21982 University Lane
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Other academic year
General Phone Number: +25198137711422
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: columbiasouthern.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
Online application: Go to the page
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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
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