Columbia Southern University Ranked in Top 10 Most Affordable Online Colleges 11/19/2018 Columbia Southern University (CSU) was recently ranked among the top 10 most affordable online schools in the nation for 2019 by SR Education Group. CSU made the ranking at 10th overall, seventh for bachelor's degrees and ninth for master's degrees. SR Education Group researches the tuition rates of every accredited college that offers fully online degree programs in order to determine and rank the most affordable options. The rankings include median mid-career salary data, as well as manually researched tuition rates. The data represents online schools across the nation that are committed to providing affordable, economical options for students. “As a family-owned university, CSU strives to keep its tuition affordable for our students while delivering superior academics from leading experts in their fields,” said Eric McHaney, CSU chief marketing officer. “These rankings reflect our sincere efforts and mission to help adult learners reach for their career dreams as they work hard to support their families. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, this news feels especially gratifying to know we are doing well in making our tuition very affordable among the nation’s online colleges.” Based in Orange Beach, Alabama, Columbia Southern University offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. SR Education Group is an education research publisher founded in 2004 that creates authoritative online resources for students seeking an education that best suits their budget and career aspirations, and currently provides more than $250,000 in needs-based scholarships to students each year.