University of Alabama in Huntsville

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,356

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,766

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.94%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

81.2%

4,454 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,101

73% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.6%

317 Graduates

About

University of Alabama in Huntsville is a higher education institution located in Madison County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (105 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees).

In 2017, 1,729 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville. 45.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,171 degrees), 6.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $9,356, which is $-17,144 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $9,356, which is $-17,144 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,766.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,356

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville was $9,356. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $-17,144 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,766

2017 Value

4.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Alabama in Huntsville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,766. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Alabama in Huntsville grew by 4.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,603

Room and Board

$1,688

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama in Huntsville was of $9,603 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,688. The cost of room and board increased by 4.32% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama in Huntsville received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.

5.94%

2016 Default Rate

86

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama in Huntsville was 5.94%, which represents 86 out of the 1447 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 in Huntsville received 4,454 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2% annual decline. Out of those 4,454 applicants, 3,618 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 9,101 students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an overall enrollment yield of 37.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,618

Accepted Out of 4,454

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama in Huntsville was 81.2% (3,618 admissions from 4,454 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2%, while admissions grew by 4.36%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

29

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama in Huntsville has a total enrollment of 9,101 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 6,645 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,456. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama in Huntsville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0769% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.2%), followed by White Female (30.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,101 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 6,645 and the part-time enrollment is 2,456. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,529

  2. Black or African American

    947

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    383

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 71.7% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0769% 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, 82 students (0.901%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 149 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Alabama in Huntsville. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alabama in Huntsville are white (1,171 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (105 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alabama in Huntsville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (452 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 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 University of Alabama in Huntsville are Software developers (790,825 people), Other managers (519,654 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (344,077 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (264,144 people), and Postsecondary teachers (261,507 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (452 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), History (22 degrees), and English (39 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 in Huntsville are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (452 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), History (22 degrees), and English (39 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 in Huntsville are Computer Systems Design (945,356 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (540,875 people), Elementary & secondary schools (507,551 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (461,524 people), and Construction (307,377 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (452 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (161 degrees), History (22 degrees), and English (39 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 in Huntsville.

Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Registered Nursing with 108 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 939

  2. 790

In 2017, 939 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (790).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 105 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.2 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 170 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama in Huntsville in Registered Nursing, which is 5 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from University of Alabama in Huntsville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Female and Two or More Races (100% 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, 5.05% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,171 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    173 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white (1,171 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

2.83% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    651 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    520 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white male (651 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (520 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at nearly $76M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.2M (13.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Alabama in Huntsville had a total salary expenditure of $227M. University of Alabama in Huntsville employs 105 Associate professors, 95 Assistant professors, and 71 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Male Associate professors (72), Female Assistant professors(53), and Male Professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 403 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 182 employees, and Service with 113 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$76M

2017 Endowment

1.1%

growth from 2016

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at about $76M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama in Huntsville grew 1.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $211M lower 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. $72.5M - Federal

  2. $4.12M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Alabama in Huntsville received $72.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.12M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$112M

2017 Salaries

0.322%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a median of $112M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($227M) and a 0.322% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% decline from 2015 and a 1.96% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$30.5M

Instructional Salaries

346

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a total of $30.5M to 346 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

105 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

403 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Associate professor with 105 employees; Assistant professor with 95 employees; and Assistant professor with 71 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 403 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 182 employees; and Service with 113 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Male Associate professor with 72 employees, Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, and Male Professor with 50 employees.

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

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