In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
Columbia Southern University was awarded 336 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is fire protection.
Columbia Southern University is ranked #1,652 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Columbia Southern University held the #2,422 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Columbia Southern University also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.
Columbia Southern University has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
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At Columbia Southern University, the student to faculty ratio is 39 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Columbia Southern University is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Columbia Southern University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Columbia Southern University is 12%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,254 undergraduates at Columbia Southern University with 6,866 being full-time and 6,388 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Columbia Southern University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Columbia Southern University, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,412 a year. That adds up to $25,648 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Columbia Southern University is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
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See which majors at Columbia Southern University make the most money.
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Contact details for Columbia Southern University are given below.
|Address:||21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||823||$50,330|
|Quality Control Technology||683||$68,385|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||263||$52,800|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||192||$46,392|
|Human Resource Management||165||$48,176|
|Computer Information Systems||107||$47,097|
|Mental & Social Health Services||92||$36,507|
|Natural Resources Conservation||84||$60,105|
Learn more about the majors offered at Columbia Southern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 18,533 students took at least one online class at Columbia Southern University. This is a decrease from the 20,034 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Columbia Southern University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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