Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 11,525
Graduate Enrollment: 4,740
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Fringe (in urban cluster up to 10 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 48% / 52% (2017)

First generation college students: 53.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 45.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 2.9% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 44.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 19.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 10.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 6.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 60.3%
Black: 15.1%
Hispanic: 2.3%
Asian: 1.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
2+ races: 2.5%
Non-resident alien: 0.0%
Unknown race: 16.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $15,597
In-State tuition: $5,775
Out-of-State tuition: $5,775

Estimated books and supplies: $616 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,592 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $52,517 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,183 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 25.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,339 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $226 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,546
$30k-48k $12,429
$48k-75k $12,386
$75k-110k $13,914
$110k+ $14,575

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 18%
6-year graduation rate: 33%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,339 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,375 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,406 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,413 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 51.9% (2015)
@3 year 58.8% (2017)
@5 year 67.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 30.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 38.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $62,705 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $66,202 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 661 $28,415 $248 $73,765 ($6,147) $80,937 ($6,745)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Finance and Financial Management Services. 4
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 185 $422 $76,475 ($6,373) $78,906 ($6,576)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 100 $457 $56,491 ($4,708) $68,234 ($5,686)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 195 $38,210 $250 $45,490 ($3,791) $50,101 ($4,175)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 44 $24,518 $213 $79,188 ($6,599)
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 97 $33,180 $265 $34,386 ($2,866) $43,461 ($3,622)
Master's Degree Public Health. 68 $454 $52,515 ($4,376)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 31 $25,876 $270 $51,212 ($4,268) $51,391 ($4,283)
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 424 $21,764 $176 $47,191 ($3,933) $48,154 ($4,013)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1144 $31,284 $254 $52,194 ($4,350) $57,593 ($4,799)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1211 $444 $63,186 ($5,266) $65,804 ($5,484)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 17
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 17
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 89 $23,209 $168 $32,760 ($2,730)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 27 $27,275 $274 $73,072 ($6,089)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 107 $27,071 $234 $65,149 ($5,429) $65,626 ($5,469)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 123 $28,578 $249 $46,882 ($3,907) $73,636 ($6,136)
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 43 $34,056 $210 $55,329 ($4,611)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 39 $16,426 $168 $71,697 ($5,975)
Associate's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 502 $16,710 $147 $72,557 ($6,046) $75,825 ($6,319)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 21 $23,906 $50,597 ($4,216)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 153 $31,715 $232 $48,915 ($4,076) $50,348 ($4,196)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Resources Management and Services. 14
Master's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 363 $368 $80,450 ($6,704) $86,136 ($7,178)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 22
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 180 $15,923 $172 $47,293 ($3,941) $60,690 ($5,058)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 2
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 251 $17,078 $129 $52,858 ($4,405) $56,207 ($4,684)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 294 $30,204 $214 $57,427 ($4,786) $60,062 ($5,005)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 52 $450 $61,828 ($5,152) $59,189 ($4,932)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fire Protection. 9
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 638 $10,500 $101 $69,482 ($5,790) $68,139 ($5,678)
Bachelor's Degree Fire Protection. 408 $21,248 $222 $72,619 ($6,052) $80,338 ($6,695)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 70 $32,683 $229 $57,125 ($4,760)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $38,610
Full time faculty: 49%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 31.0

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