Alabama State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,936

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,796

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

21.1%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.9%

9,053 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,318

88.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

21.7%

236 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (86 degrees awarded), Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (73 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (63 degrees).

In 2016, 822 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama State University. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (695 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $6,936, which is $-13,224 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $6,936, which is $-13,224 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 $12,796.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,936

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Alabama State University was $6,936. The cost of tuition at Alabama State University is $-13,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,796

2016 Value

16.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Alabama State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,796. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Alabama State University grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,371

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama State University was of $6,371 in 2016. 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 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Alabama State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

21.1%

2015 Default Rate

466

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama State University was 21.1%, which represents 466 out of the 2208 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 9,053 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.34% annual growth. Out of those 9,053 applicants, 4,155 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,318 students enrolled at Alabama State University in 2016, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,155

Accepted Out of 9,053

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama State University was 45.9% (4,155 admissions from 9,053 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.34%, while admissions grew by 7.2%.

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SAT Scores

15%

Submission Percentage

178

Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama State University has a total enrollment of 5,318 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 4,694 students and the part-time enrollment is 624. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.2% Black or African American, 3.4% White, 1.09% Two or More Races, 1.03% Hispanic or Latino, 0.508% Asian, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.6%) and Two or More Races Female (0.778%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (41.7%), followed by White Female (22.4%) and Black or African American Male (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,318 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 4,694 and the part-time enrollment is 624. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 State University was 63%. 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

    4,848

  2. White

    181

  3. Two or More Races

    58

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University is 91.2% Black or African American, 3.4% White, 1.09% Two or More Races, 1.03% Hispanic or Latino, 0.508% Asian, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% 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, 50 students (0.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 272 more women than men received degrees from Alabama State University. The majority of degree recipients at Alabama State University are black or african american (695 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (86 degrees awarded), followed by Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (73 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (63 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 (94 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), and Communications (63 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 (1,978,600 people), Physicians & surgeons (399,794 people), Miscellaneous managers (358,587 people), Secondary school teachers (339,776 people), and Education administrators (300,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (94 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), Education (158 degrees), and Biology (55 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 State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (94 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), Education (158 degrees), and Biology (55 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 (2,988,475 people), Hospitals (649,327 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (532,147 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (406,479 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (193,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (94 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), Communications (63 degrees), Education (158 degrees), and Biology (55 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 86 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 275

  2. 547

In 2016, 275 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (547).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.792 times less than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama State University in Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions, which is 3.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

26%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from Alabama State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 State 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 (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, 5.51% of graduates (13 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

    695 degrees awarded

  2. White

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama State University is black or african american (695 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

1.34% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    474 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    221 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alabama State University is black or african american female (474 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (221 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at nearly $86.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-161k (-0.186%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Alabama State University had a total expenditure of $143M. Of that $143M, they spent $53.6M on salaries and $143M on benefits.

Alabama State University employs 73 Associate professors, 68 Assistant professors, and 55 Professors. Most academics at Alabama State University are Female Assistant professors (40), Female Associate professors(37), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Service, with 118 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 82 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$86.2M

2015 Endowment

0.319%

decline from 2014

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at about $86.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama State University declined 0.319% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.3M 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. $9.09M - Federal

  2. $4.37M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Alabama State University received $9.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.37M 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.

$53.6M

Salary Expenditure

$143M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Alabama State University had a total expenditure of $143M. Of that $143M, they spent $53.6M on salaries and $143M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$53.6M

2015 Salaries

5.17%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Alabama State University paid a median of $53.6M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 5.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.02% growth from 2013 and a 0.112% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M

Instructional Salaries

254

Number of Employees

In 2015, Alabama State University paid a total of $19.2M to 254 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

73 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama State University were Associate professor with 73 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 55 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; Service with 118 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 82 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama State University was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Female Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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

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