Robert MayesLetter from the President

Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the online degree programs available at Columbia Southern University! One of the nation’s first completely online universities, CSU offers a unique educational experience designed to fit around your schedule. Choose from associate, bachelor, master, and certificate programs that support your educational and career goals.

We are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals.

Students choose CSU for the following reasons.

Convenience - All of CSU’s degree programs are offered completely online, giving you the flexibility to fit your education around career and family commitments.

Exceptional Service - Beginning with your initial contact, you’ll find that our personalized service is second to none. Building long-term relationships and providing student-centered services is an important part of our core values. Faculty and staff are readily available to assist you. From the application process, to classwork, and all the way through to graduation, we are with you every step of the way.

Flexible Learning - Take your classroom with you wherever you go. At CSU, there are no scheduled online sessions or on-site exams. Residency is not a requirement and coursework can be completed at times that are most convenient for you. Choose between two online learning models, Term or LifePace Learning.

Textbooks Provided - For your convenience, textbooks are provided at no cost through the CSU Book Grant.

Complimentary Success Center Services – The CSU Writing and Math Center provides services to students that will aid in your success throughout your academic career. Services are provided at no cost and are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday CST.

Value - Our tuition is competitively priced to make achieving a quality education affordable and realistic. Federal Student Aid (FSA), TA and VA benefits are also available for eligible participants.

We welcome any questions you may have and look forward to assisting you with the admission process. Applications and enrollments are accepted throughout the calendar year. You may access the CSU application for admission by visiting


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Robert Mayes, Jr.