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

Tyler Hardy 6/25/2022

Let me just start off by saying that I could have received the same education by going to one of those online services that basically prints off a fake diploma and fake transcript. I have two academic integrity violations. One was because I missed a citation and the other was because a pop up blocker popped up during my exam which was from the proctor company and the SUC looked at my review and denied my appeal. And get ready to write, and write, and write, and write and write. You will write a 2-3 page paper... Read More

Jeremy 5/12/2022

First off, I'm not here to put down CSU. There were a lot of good things that came from my time here. For example, they allowed me to be the first in my family to get a degree higher then an A.S. They also gave me credits that I just by chance were able to transfer to a good grad school. However, there are too many negatives to count so I'll just hit a few of the biggest. First, they are a for-profit university and they are not regionally accredited. I'll put it this way, when an interviewer sees a school... Read More