Columbia Southern University Ranked Second on List of ‘Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Schools’


ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- Columbia Southern University recently was ranked No. 2 among the most affordable military-friendly online schools for 2018.

The rankings, released by SR Education Group, list 25 college and universities that work to make sure their educational programs are available to men and women who serve in the military. Specifically, these institutions participate in the military Tuition Assistance program and have high military scores.

According to SR Education, these scores were determined using a number of factors including the strength of military culture, prevalence of support services to online students, flexibility and military-specific financial aid.

Based in Alabama, Columbia Southern University is an online university that offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

“This ranking serves as an acknowledgement of the sincere efforts Columbia Southern University has made over the years to make education affordable and accessible to active-duty men and women and veterans,” said Ernie Rosado, Ph.D.,  director of Military Outreach. “We are proud to say that nearly 40 percent of our student body is military.”

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 over $250,000 in needs-based scholarships to students each year.

About Columbia Southern University
This year, Columbia Southern University celebrates its 25th anniversary. As a pioneer in online education, CSU was established in 1993 to provide an alternative to the traditional university experience. CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, fire administration and occupational safety and health. Visit or call (877) 347-6050 to learn more.