Columbia Southern University
What They’re Known For
Columbia Southern University (CSU) is one of the nation’s first completely online colleges, founded to provide a much-needed alternative to traditional classroom-based education. Though CSU started with environmental management and safety degrees, the university quickly expanded to include diverse curricular options, including business administration, computer science, and much more. The university prides itself on serving busy adults, working professionals, military personnel, and anyone seeking a convenient, accessible college experience.
Columbia Southern University combines a high-quality, professionally-relevant education with the flexibility of online learning.
CSU’s highly praised bachelor’s degree in Fire Science is recognized by the National Fire Academy.
CSU provides textbooks at no additional cost through the Book Grant / Loan-a-Book Programs, as long as the student passes the course.
CSU is one of only 140 schools approved to offer upfront tuition assistance through the U.S. Army’s tuition assistance portal, GoArmyEd.
Students benefit from the convenience of open enrollment and flexible course start dates. They can customize their programs to suit their schedules.
Why We Love CSU:
The university is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC).
CSU does not require minimum entrance scores for the ACT, SAT, GRE or GMAT.
Students enjoy a personalized educational experience with one-on-one faculty support and readily-available tutoring.