Message from the President
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in the online degree programs available at Columbia Southern University (CSU)! One of the nation’s first completely online universities, CSU offers a unique educational experience designed to fit around your schedule. Choose from associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and certificate programs in business administration, fire science, human resource management, organizational leadership, criminal justice, occupational safety and health and more!
We are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals. That’s why we offer the following benefits:
Convenience - All our degree programs are offered completely online, giving you the flexibility to fit your education around career and family commitments. CSU also features an Open Enrollment System, which allows you to begin courses at anytime and study when it best fits your schedule.
Quality Service - Beginning with your initial contact, you'll find that our personalized service is second to none. We are readily available to assist you with information from the application process to graduation requirements.
Flexible Learning - Forget the days of scheduled online sessions and on-site test taking. At CSU, residency is not a requirement and coursework can be completed at times that are most convenient for you.
Textbooks Provided - Textbooks are provided at no cost through the CSU Book Grant.
Complimentary Tutoring Services – CSU offers writing and math tutoring services at no cost. Tutoring services are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Value - Our tuition is competitively priced to make achieving a quality education affordable and realistic. Federal Student Aid (FSA), TA and VA benefits are also available for eligible participants. All CSU programs are eligible for FSA with the exception of the Associate of Arts in General Studies and certificate level programs.
We welcome any questions you may have and look forward to receiving your application. Applications and enrollments are accepted throughout the calendar year. You may access the CSU application for admission by visiting www.columbiasouthern.edu/applynow.
I would also like to introduce you to Waldorf College. CSU and Waldorf are owned by Columbia Southern Education Group, Inc. (CSEG), independent of each other with separate governances and accreditation. Online programs available through Waldorf include:
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