Columbia Southern University is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). CSU has maintained accreditation since it was initially granted on January 15, 2001 and received its most recent renewal of accreditation through January 2021. 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
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
DEAC Accreditation Certificate
Archived DEAC Accreditation Certificate
2011 DEAC Accreditation Certificate
2006 DEAC Accreditation Certificate
2001 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.