University of Alabama at Birmingham

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,568
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,068
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.7%
8,298 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
22,080
66.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.3%
963 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 (346 degrees awarded), General Psychology (176 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (113 degrees).

In 2019, 5,656 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,520 degrees), 3.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1027 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,568, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,568, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,068.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,568
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,568. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $−19,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,068
2019 Value
2.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Alabama at Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,068. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew by 2.6%.

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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 2019. 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 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

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.35% with respect to 2018, when 63% 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.
6.3%
2017 Default Rate
262
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 6.3%, which represents 262 out of the 4157 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 8,298 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.77% annual growth. Out of those 8,298 applicants, 6,112 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.7% acceptance rate.

There were 22,080 students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,112
Accepted Out of 8,298

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama at Birmingham was 73.7% (6,112 admissions from 8,298 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 92.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.77%, while admissions declined by −15.4%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
312
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total enrollment of 22,080 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 14,602 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,478. This means that 66.1% 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 58.1% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 6.25% Asian, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,080 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 14,602 and the part-time enrollment is 7,478. This means that 66.1% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,836
  2. Black or African American
    4,622
  3. Asian
    1,380

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 58.1% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 6.25% Asian, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0181% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1418 more women than men received degrees from University of Alabama at Birmingham. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,520 degrees awarded). There were 3.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1027 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Registered Nursing (346 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (176 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (113 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 (415 degrees awarded), Health (2,185 degrees), and Engineering (390 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 (1,534,722 people), Registered nurses (1,492,561 people), Physicians (585,353 people), Secondary school teachers (572,334 people), and Other managers (528,836 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (415 degrees awarded), Health (2,185 degrees), Engineering (390 degrees), Education (449 degrees), and Physical Sciences (68 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (415 degrees awarded), Health (2,185 degrees), Engineering (390 degrees), Education (449 degrees), and Physical Sciences (68 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 (3,014,109 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,041,076 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (820,949 people), Computer Systems Design (551,916 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (477,960 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (415 degrees awarded), Health (2,185 degrees), Engineering (390 degrees), Education (449 degrees), and Physical Sciences (68 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. 346 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 176 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 113 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Registered Nursing with 346 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,119
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,537
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,119 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.31 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 827 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Registered Nursing, which is 6.72 times more than the 123 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 (83.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Female and Asian (83.9% 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, 0.415% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,520 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,027 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    318 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,520 degrees awarded). There were 3.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1027 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,197 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,323 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    728 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white female (2,197 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,323 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $537M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.8M (5.36%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total salary expenditure of $3.18B. University of Alabama at Birmingham employs 286 Assistant professors, 263 Associate professors, and 244 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Female Assistant professors (172), Male Professors(154), and Male Associate professors (141).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham are: Business and Financial Operations, with 603 employees, Service, with 571 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 538 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$537M
2019 Endowment
2.42%
growth from 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $537M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew 2.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $226M 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. $399M - Federal
  2. $11M - State
  3. $2.54M - Local

As of 2019, University of Alabama at Birmingham received $399M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11M from state grants and contracts, and $2.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.28B
2019 Salaries
5.35%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a median of $1.28B in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($3.18B) and a 5.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.33% growth from 2017 and a 7.4% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$105M
Instructional Salaries
906
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a total of $105M to 906 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.25% 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
286 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
603 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Assistant professor with 286 employees; Associate professor with 263 employees; and Associate professor with 244 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Business and Financial Operations with 603 employees; Service with 571 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 538 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Female Assistant professor with 172 employees, Male Professor with 154 employees, and Male Associate professor with 141 employees.

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

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