Online Program Distinctives


Award Winning – High Standards

Charleston Southern University, one of the best online colleges according to U.S. News and World Reports - 2014, has been providing quality higher education for nearly 50 years by meeting needs of students and industry. In addition to this honor, the university has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Accredited – Peace of Mind

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Accreditation by SACSCOC is validation of Charleston Southern University's quality in faculty, academic programs, services, financial stability and more. In addition, this accreditation makes federal student financial aid funds available to Charleston Southern University students who qualify, eases transfer of courses to and from other institutions, and indicates to employers and others that Charleston Southern University graduates have received a high quality education.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Charleston Southern University.

Accelerated – Focused on Your Goals

Classes are delivered in accelerated 7-week and 8-week formats that allow you to quickly meet your education goals.   Each class is delivered 100% online using some of the best instructional technology available. You set your class study schedule each week based upon your time.

Affordable – Education You Can Value

B.S. tuition of $490/credit hour and M.S. tuition of $625/credit hour provide great educational value. Financial aid, military credit, and transfer opportunities exist to help supplement your overall cost. In addition, most of the courses in your program include interactive eBooks that are included in the cost of the tuition. No need to purchase expensive textbooks!

Faculty – Experienced, Industry Leaders

Program faculty are proven leaders within their field of instruction. Their mentoring approach incorporates a great balance between sharing industry knowledge and providing academic instruction. In short, they can teach it, because they have lived it.

Faith-based – Learning, Leading, & Serving

The University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. We accomplish this by balancing fundamental contextual knowledge with robust relational skills in our instruction and application. Subject matter competency and cultural/organizational application go hand-in-hand.



Sunday Worship
Charleston Southern University and Summit Church invite you to our weekly worship service in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium. Services are held at 11:00am. »