Columbia 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.
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1601 18th Street, N.W. Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
DEAC Accreditation Certificate
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.