Columbia Southern University

Learn More About CSU

Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Ala., that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.

A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.

CSU provides student-centered support services that are personal, responsive and geared toward assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Caring, highly trained faculty and staff create innovative educational programs that incorporate the latest instructional technology with challenging curriculums. CSU focuses on affordable, quality online instruction with a general education core that promotes life-long learning and success.

As a corporate citizen, CSU participates in various community and charitable endeavors and supports the partnerships enjoyed with numerous businesses, organizations and institutions.

Our Mission

Columbia Southern University is a private institution that provides diverse learning experiences and affordable, flexible distance education programs at the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels to a global student body, delivered by qualified, student-centered faculty committed to teaching and student learning. The university is dedicated to providing exceptional academic and student support services.

CORE VALUES

As we change lives for the better, we live by these values:

Organizational Health

We foster a family culture that provides a stable and enjoyable work environment of care and respect with open and clear communication.

Humility

We model a leadership style that is modest, humble, operationally oriented, and hands-on. No job is beneath us, and we work as a close team to accomplish our mission.

Exceptional Service

We focus on providing exceptional service through student-centered support services that are personal, responsive, and geared toward assisting students in achieving their educational goals.

Flexibility

We embrace change, work hard, and relentlessly strive to continuously improve.

Excellence

We are a first-class organization that places a high value on quality, accreditation, and doing what is right.

Relationships

We focus on building long-term relationships with industries, governmental agencies, students, alumni, and members of the community.

VISION

The vision of Columbia Southern University is to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.