University of Alabama in Huntsville

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,730
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,990
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.75%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.1%
5,793 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,999
73.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
57.1%
408 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 (242 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (122 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (98 degrees).

In 2020, 2,329 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville. 50.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,669 degrees), 9.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $9,730, which is $−18,899 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $9,730, which is $−18,899 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,990.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,730
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville was $9,730. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $−18,899 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,990
2020 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Alabama in Huntsville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,990. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Alabama in Huntsville grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,400
Room and Board
$2,120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama in Huntsville was of $10,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,120. The cost of room and board increased by 9.65% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama in Huntsville received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
4.75%
2018 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama in Huntsville was 4.75%, which represents 69 out of the 1454 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 5,793 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.41% annual growth. Out of those 5,793 applicants, 4,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.1% acceptance rate.

There were 9,999 students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2020, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an overall enrollment yield of 30.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,467
Accepted Out of 5,793

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama in Huntsville was 77.1% (4,467 admissions from 5,793 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 82.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.41%, while admissions grew by 2.17%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
90
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama in Huntsville has a total enrollment of 9,999 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 7,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,654. This means that 73.5% 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 69% White, 9.1% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.56% Asian, 0.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (44%), followed by White Female (28.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,999 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 7,345 and the part-time enrollment is 2,654. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    6,901
  2. Black or African American
    910
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    530

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 69% White, 9.1% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.56% Asian, 0.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 19 more women than men received degrees from University of Alabama in Huntsville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white (1,669 degrees awarded). There were 9.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Registered Nursing (242 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (122 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (98 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 (582 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (119 degrees), and History (31 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 (964,405 people), Other managers (499,992 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (372,788 people), Civil engineers (280,529 people), and Postsecondary teachers (265,868 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (582 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (119 degrees), History (31 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (177 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (582 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (119 degrees), History (31 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (177 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 (1,030,030 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (553,716 people), Elementary & secondary schools (493,481 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (483,282 people), and Construction (337,095 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (582 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (119 degrees), History (31 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (177 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. 242 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 98 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Registered Nursing with 242 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,155
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,174
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,155 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is 0.984 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,174).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 108 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville in Mechanical Engineering, which is 5.14 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 349 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama in Huntsville in Registered Nursing, which is 6.35 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.21% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,669 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    175 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white (1,669 degrees awarded). There were 9.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

3.99% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    839 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    830 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white male (839 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (830 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at nearly $75.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.35%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Alabama in Huntsville had a total salary expenditure of $268M. University of Alabama in Huntsville employs 97 Associate professors, 94 Assistant professors, and 75 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Male Associate professors (67), Male Professors(60), and Female Assistant professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 473 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 159 employees, and Management with 104 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$75.8M
2020 Endowment
1.83%
decline from 2019

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at about $75.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama in Huntsville declined 1.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $226M 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. $105M - Federal
  2. $4.37M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Alabama in Huntsville received $105M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.37M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$127M
2020 Salaries
5.56%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a median of $127M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($268M) and a 5.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.17% growth from 2018 and a 3.26% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.1M
Instructional Salaries
353
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a total of $32.1M to 353 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
473 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Associate professor with 97 employees; Assistant professor with 94 employees; and Assistant professor with 75 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 473 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 159 employees; and Management with 104 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Male Associate professor with 67 employees, Male Professor with 60 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

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

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