Accreditation & Licensure

DETC Logo Distance Education and Training Council
Columbia Southern University (CSU) is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by DETC.

Distance Education and Training Council
1601 18th Street, N.W. Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-5100

DETC Accreditation Certificate pdf

CHEAAdditionally, the Accrediting Commission of DETC is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation academic quality through accreditation.

Higher Education Related Memberships

American Council on Education
CSU is an institutional member of the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is a major higher education coordinating body and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE is open to accredited degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education associations within the United States.

For information on state licensure, please visit www.columbiasouthern.edu/About-CSU/Accreditation/State-Licensure.
For information on registering a complaint, please visit www.columbiasouthern.edu/complaint.