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Columbia Southern University is a Comprehensive institution located in Orange Beach, AL, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL  36561
United States
Contact Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@columbiasouthern.edu
Phone: 251-981-3771
Fax: 251-224-0540

Majors & Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

Total undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 7.38%
Black or African American 20.49%
White or Caucasian 60.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 2.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 3.43%
Other 4.68%


Male (62.76%)
Female (37.24%)

Campus Life

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Student Organizations

Most popular organizations:
Student Veteran Association, American Criminal Justice Association and Delta Epsilon Tou (DET) - Alumni Honor Society

Campus Security & Safety

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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 141
Part-time - 334
Male - 281
Female - 194