University of Alabama at Birmingham

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,040

3.53% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,092

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.95%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

58.1%

9,459 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

19,535

65% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53%

813 Graduates

About

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Registered Nursing (322 degrees awarded), General Psychology (173 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (127 degrees).

In 2016, 4,519 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,019 degrees), 3.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (789 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,040, which is $-17,816 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,040, which is $-17,816 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,092.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,040

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,040. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $-17,816 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,092

2016 Value

2.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Alabama at Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,092. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew by 2.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,809

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama at Birmingham was of $10,809 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. 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

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.72% with respect to 2015, 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.

5.95%

2015 Default Rate

253

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 5.95%, which represents 253 out of the 4250 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

University of Alabama at Birmingham received 9,459 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 23.3% annual growth. Out of those 9,459 applicants, 5,499 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.1% acceptance rate.

There were 19,535 students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,499

Accepted Out of 9,459

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama at Birmingham was 58.1% (5,499 admissions from 9,459 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 23.3%, while admissions grew by 18.6%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

85

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total enrollment of 19,535 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 12,691 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,844. This means that 65% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 5.6% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0512% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,535 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 12,691 and the part-time enrollment is 6,844. This means that 65% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 University of Alabama at Birmingham was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Alabama at Birmingham had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,871

  2. Black or African American

    4,184

  3. Asian

    1,094

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 60.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 5.6% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0512% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 276 students (1.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1085 more women than men received degrees from University of Alabama at Birmingham. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alabama at Birmingham are white (3,019 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (789 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Registered Nursing (322 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (173 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (127 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alabama at Birmingham, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (291 degrees awarded), Health (1,739 degrees), and Education (514 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,022,666 people), Registered nurses (1,353,412 people), Miscellaneous managers (621,891 people), Physicians & surgeons (542,843 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (377,719 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (291 degrees awarded), Health (1,739 degrees), Education (514 degrees), Engineering (302 degrees), and History (48 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham are Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (291 degrees awarded), Health (1,739 degrees), Education (514 degrees), Engineering (302 degrees), and History (48 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham are Elementary & secondary schools (3,122,090 people), Hospitals (2,005,937 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (706,339 people), Computer Systems Design (469,995 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (436,816 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (291 degrees awarded), Health (1,739 degrees), Education (514 degrees), Engineering (302 degrees), and History (48 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Most Common

  1. 322 degrees awarded

  2. 173 degrees awarded

  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Registered Nursing with 322 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,717

  2. 2,802

In 2016, 1,717 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,802).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 145 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 645 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Registered Nursing, which is 6.79 times more than the 95 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from University of Alabama at Birmingham completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.861% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,019 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    789 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    217 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,019 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (789 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,826 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,193 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    565 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white female (1,826 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,193 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $405M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-65.7M (-16.2%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total expenditure of $2.51B. Of that $2.51B, they spent $1.06B on salaries and $2.51B on benefits.

University of Alabama at Birmingham employs 278 Assistant professors, 248 Associate professors, and 227 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Male Professors (158), Female Assistant professors(149), and Male Assistant professors (129).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham are: Office and Administrative Support, with 531 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 531 employees, and Service with 523 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$405M

2015 Endowment

4.52%

decline from 2014

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $405M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama at Birmingham declined 4.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $134M 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $333M - Federal

  2. $10.3M - State

  3. $1.52M - Local

As of 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham received $333M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3M from state grants and contracts, and $1.52M 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.

$1.06B

Salary Expenditure

$2.51B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total expenditure of $2.51B. Of that $2.51B, they spent $1.06B on salaries and $2.51B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$1.06B

2015 Salaries

2.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a median of $1.06B in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($2.51B) and a 2.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.12% growth from 2013 and a 8.15% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$92.9M

Instructional Salaries

864

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a total of $92.9M to 864 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.72% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

278 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

531 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Assistant professor with 278 employees; Associate professor with 248 employees; and Associate professor with 227 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Office and Administrative Support with 531 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 531 employees; and Service with 523 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Male Professor with 158 employees, Female Assistant professor with 149 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 129 employees.

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

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