The University of Alabama

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,780
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,623
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.45%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
38,505 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
38,100
85.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.9%
4,530 Graduates

About

The University of Alabama is a higher education institution located in Tuscaloosa County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Alabama were General Marketing & Marketing Management (493 degrees awarded), General Finance (467 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (399 degrees).

In 2019, 9,728 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Alabama. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,577 degrees), 7.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (975 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama is $10,780, which is $−17,720 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama is $10,780, which is $−17,720 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,623.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,780
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Alabama was $10,780. The cost of tuition at The University of Alabama is $−17,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$20,623
2019 Value
0.772%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,623. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Alabama grew by 0.772%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,402
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Alabama was of $13,402 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.585% 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

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at The University of Alabama received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.72% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
5.45%
2017 Default Rate
327
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Alabama was 5.45%, which represents 327 out of the 6001 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

The University of Alabama received 38,505 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.23% annual growth. Out of those 38,505 applicants, 31,835 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 38,100 students enrolled at The University of Alabama in 2019, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 21.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
31,835
Accepted Out of 38,505

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Alabama was 82.7% (31,835 admissions from 38,505 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 59.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.23%, while admissions grew by 44.5%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
1,808
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

The University of Alabama has a total enrollment of 38,100 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Alabama is 32,595 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,505. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at The University of Alabama are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (8.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,100 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Alabama is 32,595 and the part-time enrollment is 5,505. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at The University of Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 The University of Alabama was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Alabama had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    28,619
  2. Black or African American
    4,002
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,835

The enrolled student population at The University of Alabama is 75.1% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 240 students (0.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1630 more women than men received degrees from The University of Alabama. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Alabama is white (7,577 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (975 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Alabama is General Marketing & Marketing Management (493 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (467 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (399 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Alabama, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (762 degrees), and Communications (819 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 The University of Alabama are Software developers (425,230 people), Other managers (422,815 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (330,986 people), Civil engineers (268,716 people), and Mechanical engineers (200,898 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Library Science (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (762 degrees), Communications (819 degrees), Engineering (1,009 degrees), and History (142 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 The University of Alabama are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Library Science (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (762 degrees), Communications (819 degrees), Engineering (1,009 degrees), and History (142 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 The University of Alabama are Computer Systems Design (512,663 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (417,898 people), Elementary & secondary schools (415,727 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (345,944 people), and Construction (316,731 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Library Science (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (762 degrees), Communications (819 degrees), Engineering (1,009 degrees), and History (142 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 The University of Alabama.
Most Common
  1. 493 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 467 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 399 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Alabama was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 493 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,049
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
5,679
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,049 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Alabama, which is 0.713 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,679).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 363 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Alabama in General Finance, which is 2.81 times more than the 129 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 416 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 9.24 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 44% of students graduating from The University of Alabama completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Alabama is Female and White (75.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.221% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,577 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    975 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    384 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Alabama is white (7,577 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (975 degrees).

0.463% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,358 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,219 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    698 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Alabama is white female (4,358 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,219 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $833M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (1.54%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of Alabama had a total salary expenditure of $1.15B. The University of Alabama employs 501 Assistant professors, 363 Associate professors, and 327 Instructors. Most academics at The University of Alabama are Male Assistant professors (253), Female Assistant professors(248), and Male Professors (229).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Alabama are: Office and Administrative Support, with 852 employees, Service, with 677 employees, and Management with 582 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$833M
2019 Endowment
1.55%
decline from 2018

The University of Alabama has an endowment valued at about $833M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Alabama declined 1.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $522M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $52.1M - Federal
  2. $31.2M - State
  3. $943k - Local

As of 2019, The University of Alabama received $52.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $31.2M from state grants and contracts, and $943k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$459M
2019 Salaries
5.31%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The University of Alabama paid a median of $459M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.15B) and a 5.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.18% growth from 2017 and a 5.01% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$147M
Instructional Salaries
1,524
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Alabama paid a total of $147M to 1,524 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
501 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
852 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Alabama were Assistant professor with 501 employees; Associate professor with 363 employees; and Associate professor with 327 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Alabama were Office and Administrative Support with 852 employees; Service with 677 employees; and Management with 582 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Alabama was Male Assistant professor with 253 employees, Female Assistant professor with 248 employees, and Male Professor with 229 employees.

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

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