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Columbia Southern University
  • Graduate School
  • ORANGE BEACH, AL

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Columbia Southern is a for-profit graduate school in Orange Beach, Alabama in the Mobile Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,859 graduate students. Of the 7 graduate programs offered at Columbia Southern University, 7 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Columbia Southern University are Business, Occupational Safety and Health Technician, and Homeland Security and Disaster Management. All of the graduate students at Columbia Southern University attend full-time.

About

About Columbia Southern University...
Address
21982 UNIVERSITY LANE
ORANGE BEACH, AL 36561
Telephone
(251) 981-3771

Admissions

Application Deadline
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Deadline for International Students
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Application Fee
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Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Applying

Acceptance Rate
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Total Graduate Students
5,859
GRE
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GMAT
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MCAT
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TOEFL
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IELTS
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Interview Required
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Personal Statement Required
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Academic Transcripts Required
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Application Fee Waivers Available
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Letters of Recommendation Required
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
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Weekend Classes Available
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Evening Classes Available
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Poll
56%
of students took their classes full time. 16 responses
75%
of students completed the program in the time they expected. 16 responses
100%
of students agree the program difficulty was manageable. 16 responses
100%
of students agree that the online courses were positive experiences. 16 responses

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,859
Part-Time Grad Students
0
Research Assistants
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Teaching Assistants
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Racial Diversity
  • White
    46.2%
  • African American
    28.6%
  • Unknown
    8.7%
  • Hispanic
    6.6%
  • Asian
    5.8%
  • Multiracial
    2.7%
  • Native American
    0.9%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Driven
    56%
  • Down-to-earth
    6%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Intellectual
    13%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 16 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    25%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    25%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    44%
  • Average
    6%

Professors

Poll
94%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 16 responses

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
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Out-of-State Tuition
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Received Financial Aid
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Average Total Aid Awarded
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Work Study Program Available
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Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
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Campus Resources

International Students Office
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International Office URL
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Disability Services
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Veterans Services
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Childcare Services
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31%
of students agree they had access to good mental health resources. 16 responses
13%
of students agree the program offered accessible childcare. 16 responses
19%
of students agree they felt supported as an international student. 16 responses
38%
of students agree they felt supported as a veteran. 16 responses

Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Career Placement URL
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Poll
94%
of students are confident they will graduate. 16 responses
Poll
63%
of students are confident they will find a job after graduation. 16 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 16 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    6%
  • $25K-$50K
    19%
  • <$25K
    75%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 16 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    6%
  • <$50K
    6%
  • Did not graduate yet
    88%
75%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 16 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$81,883
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,117
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$297,800
National
$217,500

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