Alabama State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,328
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,282
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.8%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
98.9%
7,027 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,072
88.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.8%
339 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (54 degrees awarded), Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (54 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (52 degrees).

In 2020, 712 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama State University. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (613 degrees), 12.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−14,202 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−14,202 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 $13,282.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,328
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Alabama State University was $8,328. The cost of tuition at Alabama State University is $−14,202 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,282
2020 Value
1.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Alabama State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,282. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Alabama State University grew by 1.44%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change 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

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Alabama State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.11% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
12.8%
2018 Default Rate
241
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama State University was 12.8%, which represents 241 out of the 1877 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 7,027 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.29% annual growth. Out of those 7,027 applicants, 6,948 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,072 students enrolled at Alabama State University in 2020, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,948
Accepted Out of 7,027

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama State University was 98.9% (6,948 admissions from 7,027 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 96.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.29%, while admissions grew by 7.44%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
293
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama State University has a total enrollment of 4,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,607 students and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.1% Black or African American, 4.25% White, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% Two or More Races, 0.221% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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 (60.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (32.2%) and White Female (0.943%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (46.2%), followed by White Female (24.5%) and Black or African American Male (14.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,607 and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 State University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    3,668
  2. White
    173
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    52

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University is 90.1% Black or African American, 4.25% White, 1.28% Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% Two or More Races, 0.221% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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, 47 students (1.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 224 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 (613 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama State University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (54 degrees awarded), followed by Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (54 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (52 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 Communications (54 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (46 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 (1,536,456 people), Secondary school teachers (502,175 people), Education administrators (298,483 people), Other managers (270,676 people), and Social workers, all other (219,724 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Communications (54 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Protective Services (52 degrees), and Education (107 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 Communications (54 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Protective Services (52 degrees), and Education (107 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 (2,902,314 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (423,011 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,010 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (270,877 people), and Individual & family services (199,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Communications (54 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Protective Services (52 degrees), and Education (107 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. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama State University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

244
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
468
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 244 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University, which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (468).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.56 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama State University in Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions, which is 4.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Alabama State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alabama State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 0.885% 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
    613 degrees awarded
  2. White
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama State University is black or african american (613 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

0.983% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    404 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    209 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alabama State University is black or african american female (404 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (209 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at nearly $111M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $507k (0.455%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Alabama State University had a total salary expenditure of $143M. Alabama State University employs 63 Assistant professors, 59 Professors, and 57 Associate professors. Most academics at Alabama State University are Male Professors (35), Male Assistant professors(35), and Male Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 97 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$111M
2020 Endowment
17.7%
growth from 2019

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at about $111M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama State University grew 17.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $71.7M 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. $27M - Federal
  2. $4.8M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Alabama State University received $27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.2M
2020 Salaries
2.13%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Alabama State University paid a median of $49.2M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 2.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.09% decline from 2018 and a 0.328% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$15.9M
Instructional Salaries
221
Number of Employees

In 2020, Alabama State University paid a total of $15.9M to 221 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% 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
63 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
97 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama State University were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Professor with 59 employees; and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 97 employees; Service with 96 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama State University was Male Professor with 35 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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