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CSU’s Online Bachelor’s Program ranks best in S.C., top 25 in nation

By CSU Media | January 18, 2019

U.S. News and World Report has named Charleston Southern University #25 on the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs list and #20 on the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans list, the highest listings of any university in South Carolina for 2019.

Dr. Marc Embler, assistant vice president for academic affairs: online programs, technology and grants, said,  “We are extremely proud to once again be named to the Best Online Bachelor’s and Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans lists. We work extremely hard to offer degree programs that provide students with deeper knowledge of the critical components required to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. Our faculty and staff strive to provide a faith-based, undergraduate education and help students accelerate their careers, as they balance work and school.”

Charleston Southern University has been offering online bachelor’s degrees since 2010 and providing educational programs and services to military personnel and their families for more than 40 years. Currently, Charleston Southern has 343 students enrolled who are utilizing their veteran benefits.

Dr. Dondi E. Costin, president, said, ““We are thrilled that U.S. News and World Report has recognized the wonderful job Charleston Southern professors are doing to educate learners of all types. And as a fellow veteran, I am proud that CSU is so committed to providing an excellent education to those who have served our country.  Any student considering online learning would be wise to set their sights on CSU, South Carolina’s highest ranked provider of online education.”

According to U.S. News and World Report, the factors used in ranking the best online bachelor’s programs include “graduate rates, faculty credentials and support services available remotely.”

Charleston Southern moved up 10 places from the 2018 listing of #35 for best online bachelor’s programs and up seven places from last year’s #27 finish for best online bachelor’s programs for veterans. View the full list of CSU’s online programs at

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