Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.

A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.

CSU provides student-centered support services that are personal, responsive and geared toward assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Caring, highly-trained faculty and staff create innovative educational programs that incorporate the latest instructional technology with challenging curriculums. CSU focuses on affordable, quality online instruction with a general education core that promotes lifelong learning and success.

As a corporate citizen, CSU participates in various community and charitable endeavors and supports the partnerships enjoyed with numerous businesses, organizations and institutions.

Columbia Southern University’s dedicated military support staff is comprised of current and former military members who understand the unique needs of active-duty students and their families. As a school whose military student population is approximately 40 percent, we are here to help you understand your benefits including GI Bill, GoArmyEd, transferring military training credits, Tuition Assistance (TA) and more.

Experts and professors from the Columbia Southern University’s will help to ensure that you are successful while providing a challenging learning experience. While earning your online degree with CSU, you gain the real-world knowledge and skills needed to advance your career and tap into your potential.


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