Columbia Southern University

About Columbia Southern University

Choose an Online University with Unlimited Possibilities

Superior Service. Flexible Programs. Exceptional Value.

At Columbia Southern University, we offer fully online degree programs, flexible start dates, affordable tuition rates, and a learning style designed to accommodate your life.

Choose from associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree programs or earn a certificate in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Health
  • Psychology

Why CSU?

Flexible Start Dates: Begin courses anytime. With the CSU Per-Course System, there are no predetermined semester or session dates.

Affordable Education: Our tuition is competitively priced to make achieving a quality education affordable and realistic. Textbooks are provided at no cost through the CSU Book Grant. Federal financial aid, military educational benefits and scholarship opportunities are available for eligible participants.

Flexible Learning: Forget the days of scheduled online sessions and on-site test taking! You can complete work from anywhere in the world, at the times most convenient for you. Faculty and staff offer flexible, individualized instruction, designed to provide you with the guidance and support necessary for successful course completion. Tutoring and Career Services Available

CSU is committed to providing students with the resources they need to successfully complete their program of study. As part of this commitment, writing and math tutoring services and career services are available at no cost.


Save 50% on Your First Enrollment

Use code YOURYEAR to access your 50% tuition discount on your first enrollment. Tuition discount is available for a limited time.

Tuition discount is available for a limited time and does not include library fee.


Columbia Southern University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). CSU has maintained accreditation since it was initially granted on January 15, 2001 and received its most recent renewal of accreditation through January 2021. All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC. The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized agency, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386

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