Distance Education Accrediting Commission

DEAC LogoColumbia Southern University (CSU) is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and 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 of academic quality through accreditation. All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC.

CHEA Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1601 18th Street, N.W. Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-5100

DEAC Accreditation Certificate pdf

Higher Education Related Memberships

American Council on Education
CSU is an institutional member of the American Council on Education (ACE), a major higher education coordinating body that influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE membership 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 http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/about-csu/accreditation-licensure/external-complaint-process.