Alabama A & M University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,610
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,604
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.8%
9,579 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,172
90.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.9%
203 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 (57 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (41 degrees).

In 2019, 810 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama A & M University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (703 degrees), 12.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−13,416 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−13,416 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,604.

In 2019, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,610
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University was $8,610. The cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University is $−13,416 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,604
2019 Value
4.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Alabama A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,604. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Alabama A & M University grew by 4.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,128
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama A & M University was of $9,128 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.93% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2018, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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17.7%
2017 Default Rate
335
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama A & M University was 17.7%, which represents 335 out of the 1898 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 9,579 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.612% annual decline. Out of those 9,579 applicants, 8,789 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.8% acceptance rate.

There were 6,172 students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in 2019, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,789
Accepted Out of 9,579

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama A & M University was 91.8% (8,789 admissions from 9,579 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 89.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.612%, while admissions grew by 1.48%.

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
592
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama A & M University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama A & M University has a total enrollment of 6,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,572 students and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 90.3% 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 87.7% Black or African American, 1.96% White, 1.05% Two or More Races, 0.81% Hispanic or Latino, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.227% Asian, and 0.0972% 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 (55.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.4%) and White Male (0.764%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (48.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.1%) and White Female (3.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,572 and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    5,415
  2. White
    121
  3. Two or More Races
    65

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University is 87.7% Black or African American, 1.96% White, 1.05% Two or More Races, 0.81% Hispanic or Latino, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.227% Asian, and 0.0972% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 407 students (6.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 214 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 (703 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama A & M University is General Biological Sciences (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (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 (35 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), and Agriculture (29 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 Physicians (397,065 people), Other managers (164,810 people), Social workers, all other (163,302 people), Postsecondary teachers (117,032 people), and Other Physical Scientists (102,378 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Biology (75 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Biology (75 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (514,524 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (333,598 people), Elementary & secondary schools (295,921 people), Offices of physicians (215,000 people), and Outpatient care centers (162,103 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (35 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Agriculture (29 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Biology (75 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. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama A & M University was General Biological Sciences with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

298
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
512
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 298 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (512).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.833 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama A & M University in Social Work, which is 4.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 4% 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alabama A & M University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.48% of graduates (3 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
    703 degrees awarded
  2. White
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (703 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (57 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    449 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    254 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alabama A & M University is black or african american female (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (254 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $354k (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Alabama A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $160M. Alabama A & M University employs 98 Assistant professors, 50 Associate professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Alabama A & M University are Female Assistant professors (52), Male Assistant professors(46), and Male Professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 123 employees, and Management with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama A & M University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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. $21.8M - Federal
  2. $867k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Alabama A & M University received $21.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $867k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59.4M
2019 Salaries
5.56%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Alabama A & M University paid a median of $59.4M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($160M) and a 5.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.66% growth from 2017 and a 2.26% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.7M
Instructional Salaries
241
Number of Employees

In 2019, Alabama A & M University paid a total of $16.7M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
138 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Assistant professor with 98 employees; Associate professor with 50 employees; and Associate professor with 49 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 123 employees; and Management with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Professor with 37 employees.

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