Alabama State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,328
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,476
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
96.9%
6,674 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,190
89.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30%
431 Graduates

About

Alabama State University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alabama State University were Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (64 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (51 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (48 degrees).

In 2019, 663 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama State University. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (580 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−13,698 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−13,698 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 $13,476.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 82% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,328
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Alabama State University was $8,328. The cost of tuition at Alabama State University is $−13,698 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,476
2019 Value
3.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Alabama State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,476. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Alabama State University grew by 3.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,685
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama State University was of $6,685 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Alabama State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.74% with respect to 2018, when 89% 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.
18.1%
2017 Default Rate
339
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama State University was 18.1%, which represents 339 out of the 1875 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 State University received 6,674 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.2% annual decline. Out of those 6,674 applicants, 6,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,190 students enrolled at Alabama State University in 2019, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,467
Accepted Out of 6,674

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama State University was 96.9% (6,467 admissions from 6,674 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 97.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −14.2%, while admissions declined by −15%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
275
Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama State University has a total enrollment of 4,190 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,744 students and the part-time enrollment is 446. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90% Black or African American, 4.22% White, 1.19% Two or More Races, 1.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.358% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0716% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.6%) and White Female (1.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.6%), followed by White Female (24.8%) and White Male (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,190 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,744 and the part-time enrollment is 446. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 State University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Alabama State 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
    3,772
  2. White
    177
  3. Two or More Races
    50

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University is 90% Black or African American, 4.22% White, 1.19% Two or More Races, 1.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.358% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0716% 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, 54 students (1.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 209 more women than men received degrees from Alabama State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alabama State University is black or african american (580 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama State University is Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (64 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (51 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (48 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (62 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Communications (48 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 State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,546,523 people), Secondary school teachers (540,481 people), Physicians (399,094 people), Other managers (319,545 people), and Education administrators (310,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (62 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (99 degrees), and Biology (42 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 State University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (62 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (99 degrees), and Biology (42 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 State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,952,128 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (598,103 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (584,265 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (432,063 people), and Offices of physicians (237,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (62 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), Communications (48 degrees), Education (99 degrees), and Biology (42 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 State University.
Most Common
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 48 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama State University was Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions with 64 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

227
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
436
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University, which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (436).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.04 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama State University in Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions, which is 2.76 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Alabama State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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 State University is Female and Asian (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, 0.696% 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
    580 degrees awarded
  2. White
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama State University is black or african american (580 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (41 degrees).

0.754% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    384 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    196 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alabama State University is black or african american female (384 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at nearly $94.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $730k (0.772%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Alabama State University had a total salary expenditure of $146M. Alabama State University employs 67 Assistant professors, 63 Associate professors, and 56 Professors. Most academics at Alabama State University are Male Associate professors (35), Male Assistant professors(35), and Female Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University are: Service, with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 99 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 95 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$94.5M
2019 Endowment
5.12%
decline from 2018

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at about $94.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama State University declined 5.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $56.1M higher than 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $14.4M - Federal
  2. $3.55M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Alabama State University received $14.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.55M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50.2M
2019 Salaries
1.09%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Alabama State University paid a median of $50.2M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($146M) and a 1.09% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.328% decline from 2017 and a 2.18% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M
Instructional Salaries
226
Number of Employees

In 2019, Alabama State University paid a total of $16.3M to 226 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% 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
67 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama State University were Assistant professor with 67 employees; Associate professor with 63 employees; and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University were Service with 110 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 99 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 95 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama State University was Male Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Alabama State University.

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