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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
0% change from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
69.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
246 Graduates

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The median tuition at Columbia Southern University is $5,040, which is $8,876 less than the national median tuition of $13,916.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,287.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Columbia Southern University has a total enrollment of 21,442 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Southern University is 14,833 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,609. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Columbia Southern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Southern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.7% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Asian, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.04% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia Southern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.5%), followed by White Female (8.31%) and Black or African American Female (5.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (7.84%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.29%) and White Female (4.34%).

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In 2016, 2,092 fewer women than men graduated from Columbia Southern University. The majority of students graduating from Columbia Southern University are White. These 4,129 graduates mean that there were 2.4 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,719 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Columbia Southern University is General Business Administration & Management with 968 graduates, followed by Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 780 graduates and Criminal Justice - Police Science with 377 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Columbia Southern University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering Technologies, with 1,788 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 1,750 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 175 graduates.


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Columbia Southern University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69,359 (N/A), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In N/A, Columbia Southern University had a total expenditure of $71.3M. Of that $71.3M, they spent N/A on salaries and N/A on benefits.

Columbia Southern University employs 130 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Columbia Southern University are Male Instructors (76), Female Instructors (54), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Southern University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 175 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 103 employees, and Management with 59 employees.



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