Columbia Southern University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 94
Associate
 87
Bachelor's
 43
Master's
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Columbia Southern University's Top Rankings

Columbia Southern University is ranked on 14 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Columbia Southern University

We calculated a salary score for each of Columbia Southern University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Columbia Southern University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for CSU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97 89% 89% $16,600 $43,210 97
Criminal Justice and Corrections 94 100% 100% $11,430 $43,900 94
Fire Protection 92 99% 99% $9,500 $63,010 92
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 100 97% 97% $18,490 $50,860 100
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 88 96% 96% $13,370 $70,740 88

Salary Scores for CSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 83 94% 94% $22,000 $51,160 83
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49 98% 98% $21,560 $57,320 49
Criminal Justice and Corrections 100 98% 98% $22,190 $53,650 100
Fire Protection 64 99% 99% $18,750 $69,550 64
Health and Medical Administrative Services 70 95% 95% $21,250 $46,000 70
Human Resources Management and Services 56 98% 98% $25,040 $47,260 56
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 58 85% 85% $20,440 $34,700 58
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 100 92% 92% $21,510 $68,220 100
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 90 95% 95% $21,330 $70,370 90

Salary Scores for CSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 33 98% 98% $37,080 $61,150 33
Criminal Justice and Corrections 69 98% 98% $38,680 $56,540 69
Homeland Security 66 92% 92% $33,380 $72,830 66
Public Administration 58 100% 100% $26,420 $56,420 58
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 52 97% 97% $29,280 $78,530 52

Most Recent Reviews

Vanessa 11/29/2021

It took me some time but I finally finished my B.S. Will be starting a Masters in Homeland Security. I found the instructors pleasant 90% of the time. I really only had issues with an Academic Advisor but overall great experience that I think will help me in the future. I don't think it matters if this school is nationally accredited because most government jobs don't care about nationally versus regionally accredited schools... if your GI bill will pay for it, it will not matter in the long run.

Changed My Life 5/18/2021

I had an excellent experience with CSU. I was able to earn my bachelors degree at a scedule that worked for me. Upon graduation in 2002, I was hired at IBM. Because the degree is accredited, they had no issues with it. Later, I used this same CSU bachelors degree to get admitted to Benadictine University, where I earned my MBA. Contrary to what some are suggesting here, most RA schools WILL accept a nationally accredited degree. In fact most say it right on the admissions page. Please check and see for yourself.... Read More