The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.
Final regulations implementing the legislative provisions for consumer information are available from the Federal Registers website. Below is a list of disclosures provided by Columbia Southern University pursuant to these regulations.
For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office.
DEAC Accreditation Certificate
DEAC Consumer Information Disclosure Form
Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Education Campus Safety and Security website at http://ope.ed.gov/security/. Crime statistics are reported to the Department of Education annually and additional information or copies of reports can be obtained from the Security Supervisor.
Columbia Southern University (CSU) self-discloses information pursuant to Gainful Employment Regulations as required by the U.S. Department of Education. CSU is forthright in publishing gainful employment information so students have the information necessary to make informed, rational educational decisions. Below you will find information based on student data concerning median loan debt, cost of attendance, occupational information, or retention and graduation rates.
Completion of a degree program at Columbia Southern University does not guarantee that a graduate will meet all requirements and/or qualifications for employment at the international, national, state, or local level. Employment qualifications may also require that applicants earn their degree from a university with specific programmatic or institutional accreditation. Columbia Southern University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. We encourage all students to research licensing and job requirements to insure that he or she will be prepared for their desired career path.