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Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL 4-Year Private
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About Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University Overview

Columbia Southern University is a private school in the small town setting of Orange Beach, Alabama. Columbia Southern University was founded in 1993 and the school presently has around 16,412 students per year, including 11,672 undergraduates.

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2022 Columbia Southern University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $5,880

Is Columbia Southern University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Columbia Southern University offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Southern University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 40% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Columbia Southern Universitycome back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Columbia Southern University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Columbia Southern University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Southern University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Columbia Southern University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Southern University.

Based on this information, is Columbia Southern University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Columbia Southern University a good school for you?

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Where is Columbia Southern University?

Columbia Southern University is located in the small town setting of Orange Beach, Alabama.

If you want to see Columbia Southern University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 59 to Orange Beach, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pensacola Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Columbia Southern University and Orange Beach are like without leaving home.

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College Info

21982 University Lane PO Box 3110 Orange Beach, AL 36561

Campus Setting: Small Town

Columbia Southern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbia Southern University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbia Southern University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Columbia Southern University ACT Scores

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Columbia Southern University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$6,015

In State

$6,015

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,880
$5,880
Fees
$135
$135
Housing
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Columbia Southern University is like? There are approximately 16,412 students enrolled at Columbia Southern University, including 11,672 undergraduate students and 4,740 graduate students. 55% percent of students attend school full-time.

55%

Full Time

45%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,412

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,015

Out-of-State

$6,015

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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