Alabama A & M University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,130

4.63% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,547

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19.9%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.4%

7,043 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,859

86% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

27.5%

295 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 (30 degrees awarded), General Studies (28 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees).

In 2016, 732 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama A & M University. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (622 degrees), 8.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,130, which is $-12,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,130, which is $-12,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,547.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,130

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University was $8,130. The cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University is $-12,030 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,547

2016 Value

17.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Alabama A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,547. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Alabama A & M University grew by 17.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,140

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama A & M University was of $8,140 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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.

19.9%

2015 Default Rate

378

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama A & M University was 19.9%, which represents 378 out of the 1902 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 7,043 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual decline. Out of those 7,043 applicants, 6,154 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,859 students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,154

Accepted Out of 7,043

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama A & M University was 87.4% (6,154 admissions from 7,043 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -109%, while admissions grew by 19.1%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

217

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama A & M University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama A & M University has a total enrollment of 5,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,040 students and the part-time enrollment is 819. This means that 86% 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 89.5% Black or African American, 4.27% White, 3.6% Two or More Races, 0.717% Hispanic or Latino, 0.341% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (39.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (57.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (24%) and White Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,040 and the part-time enrollment is 819. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

2016 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 58%. 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

    5,245

  2. White

    250

  3. Two or More Races

    211

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University is 89.5% Black or African American, 4.27% White, 3.6% Two or More Races, 0.717% Hispanic or Latino, 0.341% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 9 students (0.154%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 188 more women than men received degrees from Alabama A & M University. The majority of degree recipients at Alabama A & M University are black or african american (622 degrees awarded). There were 8.89 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama A & M University is General Biological Sciences (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (28 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (25 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 Agriculture (39 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 (189,145 people), Miscellaneous managers (102,403 people), Architects, except naval (98,629 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (77,514 people), and Counselors (50,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Agriculture (39 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), and Human Sciences (29 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 Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Agriculture (39 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), and Human Sciences (29 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 (167,844 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (134,236 people), Individual & family services (109,010 people), Hospitals (92,936 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (85,171 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Agriculture (39 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), and Human Sciences (29 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. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama A & M University was General Biological Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 272

  2. 460

In 2016, 272 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University, which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.867 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama A & M University in Social Work, which is 7.5 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

35%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% 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, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Gender

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 (67.2%).

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, 0.678% 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

    622 degrees awarded

  2. White

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (622 degrees awarded). There were 8.89 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

1.64% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    386 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    236 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alabama A & M University is black or african american female (386 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (236 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.59k (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Alabama A & M University had a total expenditure of $152M. Of that $152M, they spent $53.8M on salaries and $152M on benefits.

Alabama A & M University employs 103 Assistant professors, 61 Associate professors, and 43 Professors. Most academics at Alabama A & M University are Male Assistant professors (53), Female Assistant professors(50), and Male Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 168 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 108 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama A & M University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $24.2M - Federal

  2. $831k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Alabama A & M University received $24.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $831k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$53.8M

Salary Expenditure

$152M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Alabama A & M University had a total expenditure of $152M. Of that $152M, they spent $53.8M on salaries and $152M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Alabama A & M University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$53.8M

2015 Salaries

3.05%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Alabama A & M University paid a median of $53.8M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 3.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.68% growth from 2013 and a 1.98% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.4M

Instructional Salaries

241

Number of Employees

In 2015, Alabama A & M University paid a total of $15.4M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

168 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Assistant professor with 103 employees; Associate professor with 61 employees; and Associate professor with 43 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 168 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 108 employees; and Management with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University was Male Assistant professor with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 39 employees.

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