Alabama A & M University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,610
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,373
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.2%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.6%
9,855 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,977
87.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.7%
286 Graduates

About

Alabama A & M University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alabama A & M University were General Biological Sciences (75 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees).

In 2020, 896 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama A & M University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (757 degrees), 13.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−13,920 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−13,920 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,373.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,610
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University was $8,610. The cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University is $−13,920 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,373
2020 Value
5.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Alabama A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,373. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Alabama A & M University grew by 5.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,240
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama A & M University was of $9,240 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.23% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2019, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.2%
2018 Default Rate
218
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama A & M University was 12.2%, which represents 218 out of the 1792 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Alabama A & M University received 9,855 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.88% annual growth. Out of those 9,855 applicants, 8,835 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,977 students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in 2020, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,835
Accepted Out of 9,855

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama A & M University was 89.6% (8,835 admissions from 9,855 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.88%, while admissions grew by 0.523%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
22
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama A & M University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama A & M University has a total enrollment of 5,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,249 students and the part-time enrollment is 728. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86% Black or African American, 1.86% White, 1.27% Two or More Races, 1.04% Hispanic or Latino, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.218% Asian, and 0.0669% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.4%) and Two or More Races Female (0.986%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.6%) and White Female (2.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,249 and the part-time enrollment is 728. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alabama A & M University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alabama A & M University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    5,140
  2. White
    111
  3. Two or More Races
    76

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University is 86% Black or African American, 1.86% White, 1.27% Two or More Races, 1.04% Hispanic or Latino, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.218% Asian, and 0.0669% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 478 students (8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 308 more women than men received degrees from Alabama A & M University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (757 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama A & M University is General Biological Sciences (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (115 degrees), and Agriculture (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Social workers, all other (154,936 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (103,821 people), Other managers (96,263 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (56,184 people), and Secondary school teachers (36,902 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (115 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Public relations specialists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (115 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Elementary & secondary schools (172,665 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (144,991 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,282 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (101,886 people), and Individual & family services (101,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (115 degrees), Agriculture (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alabama A & M University.
Most Common
  1. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama A & M University was General Biological Sciences with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
602
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University, which is 0.488 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (602).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 1.73 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama A & M University in Social Work, which is 6.19 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 6% of students graduating from Alabama A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alabama A & M University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.699% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    757 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    56 degrees awarded
  3. White
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (757 degrees awarded). There were 13.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

6.25% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    504 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    253 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alabama A & M University is black or african american female (504 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (253 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $233k (NaNk%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Alabama A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $163M. Alabama A & M University employs 96 Assistant professors, 52 Professors, and 49 Associate professors. Most academics at Alabama A & M University are Female Assistant professors (53), Male Assistant professors(43), and Male Professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 151 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 115 employees, and Management with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.9M - Federal
  2. $971k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Alabama A & M University received $31.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $971k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55M
2020 Salaries
7.37%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Alabama A & M University paid a median of $55M in salaries, which represents 33.8% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 7.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.56% growth from 2018 and a 2.66% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M
Instructional Salaries
244
Number of Employees

In 2020, Alabama A & M University paid a total of $17M to 244 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
96 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
151 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Assistant professor with 96 employees; Professor with 52 employees; and Professor with 49 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 115 employees; and Management with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University was Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, Male Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 40 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Alabama A & M University.

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