Orange Beach, Al (June 14th)–Columbia Southern University (CSU), an accredited private online institution, today announces its partnership with Capella University (Capella), one of the nation´s leading providers of online education. This agreement includes benefits for students, alumni, faculty and staff of CSU including acceptance of transfer credits, a 10 percent tuition discount, no admission application fee, and access to advising and other services.

"At CSU, we are committed to providing our students with resources that will enhance their educational experience," said Dr. Joe Manjone, CSU Provost. "Our partnerships with universities such as Capella help us fulfill this commitment."

Up to 88 CSU undergraduate credits, 8 graduate credits and 32 PhD credits can be transferred. A complete list of CSU courses Capella will accept is available at .

CSU also holds partnerships with University of North Alabama, University of West Alabama, University of West Florida, Alabama Fire College, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Masters International School of Divinity, Northcentral University, South Central College, Trinidad State Junior College and currently has 32 police, fire, and government learning partnerships including the New York Fire Department. Learning partnerships have also been established with 12 corporations; among these corporations are Delta Air Lines, Boeing, and Allstates Employer Services.

CSU is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) to offer associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As an accredited, degree-granting member of the DETC, CSU is also an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation. For more information, please visit .

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