University of Alabama at Birmingham

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,328

3.58% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,016

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.73%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

91.8%

7,555 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

20,902

65.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.8%

832 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 (338 degrees awarded), General Psychology (161 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (147 degrees).

In 2017, 5,032 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,228 degrees), 3.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (911 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,328, which is $-18,172 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,328, which is $-18,172 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,016.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,328

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,328. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $-18,172 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,016

2017 Value

5.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Alabama at Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,016. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew by 5.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,682

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama at Birmingham was of $11,682 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.08% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.39% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

5.73%

2016 Default Rate

237

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 5.73%, which represents 237 out of the 4135 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 7,555 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 20.1% annual decline. Out of those 7,555 applicants, 6,936 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.8% acceptance rate.

There were 20,902 students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an overall enrollment yield of 33.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,936

Accepted Out of 7,555

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama at Birmingham was 91.8% (6,936 admissions from 7,555 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -20.1%, while admissions grew by 26.1%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

15

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total enrollment of 20,902 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 13,734 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,168. This means that 65.7% 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 59.9% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 5.65% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0383% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,902 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 13,734 and the part-time enrollment is 7,168. This means that 65.7% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Alabama at Birmingham had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,530

  2. Black or African American

    4,435

  3. Asian

    1,180

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 59.9% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 5.65% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0383% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 298 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1330 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 (3,228 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (911 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Registered Nursing (338 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (161 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (147 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 Health (2,022 degrees awarded), Biology (323 degrees), and Engineering (338 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 (2,024,165 people), Registered nurses (1,406,675 people), Physicians (526,826 people), Other managers (522,177 people), and Software developers (379,003 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Health (2,022 degrees awarded), Biology (323 degrees), Engineering (338 degrees), History (51 degrees), and Education (457 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Health (2,022 degrees awarded), Biology (323 degrees), Engineering (338 degrees), History (51 degrees), and Education (457 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 (3,106,356 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,998,597 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (747,601 people), Computer Systems Design (496,045 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (428,333 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Health (2,022 degrees awarded), Biology (323 degrees), Engineering (338 degrees), History (51 degrees), and Education (457 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. 338 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Registered Nursing with 338 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,851

  2. 3,181

In 2017, 1,851 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,181).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 136 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 732 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Registered Nursing, which is 5.59 times more than the 131 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% 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 58% 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 (82.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Female and Asian (82.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.601% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,228 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    911 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,228 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (911 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,018 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,210 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    682 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white female (2,018 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,210 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $495M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $157M (31.8%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total salary expenditure of $2.86B. University of Alabama at Birmingham employs 284 Assistant professors, 251 Associate professors, and 237 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Male Professors (157), Female Assistant professors(156), and Male Associate professors (136).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham are: Service, with 539 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 539 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 527 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$495M

2017 Endowment

10.3%

growth from 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $495M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $209M 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. $354M - Federal

  2. $10.5M - State

  3. $2.35M - Local

As of 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham received $354M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.5M from state grants and contracts, and $2.35M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.17B

2017 Salaries

7.4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a median of $1.17B in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($2.86B) and a 7.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.62% growth from 2015 and a 2.87% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$98.8M

Instructional Salaries

882

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a total of $98.8M to 882 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

284 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

539 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Assistant professor with 284 employees; Associate professor with 251 employees; and Associate professor with 237 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Service with 539 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 539 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 527 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Male Professor with 157 employees, Female Assistant professor with 156 employees, and Male Associate professor with 136 employees.

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

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