University of Alabama in Huntsville

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,996

1.45% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,190

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.44%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.3%

4,545 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,468

71.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.7%

292 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 (203 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (76 degrees).

In 2016, 1,680 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville. 47.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,153 degrees), 6.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $8,996, which is $-16,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $8,996, which is $-16,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,190.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,996

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville was $8,996. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama in Huntsville is $-16,860 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,190

2016 Value

3.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Alabama in Huntsville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,190. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Alabama in Huntsville grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,205

Room and Board

$1,639

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama in Huntsville was of $9,205 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,639. The cost of room and board increased by 9.15% 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

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama in Huntsville received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.08% with respect to 2015, 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.

7.44%

2015 Default Rate

111

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama in Huntsville was 7.44%, which represents 111 out of the 1491 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 4,545 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 37.4% annual growth. Out of those 4,545 applicants, 3,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 8,468 students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an overall enrollment yield of 35%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,467

Accepted Out of 4,545

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama in Huntsville was 76.3% (3,467 admissions from 4,545 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 37.4%, while admissions grew by 29.1%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

166

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama in Huntsville has a total enrollment of 8,468 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 6,017 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,451. This means that 71.1% 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 69.5% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 3.87% Asian, 3.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Two or More Races, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (43%), followed by White Female (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.2%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,468 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 6,017 and the part-time enrollment is 2,451. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at University of Alabama in Huntsville are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 in Huntsville was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Alabama in Huntsville 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

    5,887

  2. Black or African American

    896

  3. Asian

    328

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 69.5% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 3.87% Asian, 3.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Two or More Races, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 284 students (3.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 74 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 (1,153 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Registered Nursing (203 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (76 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 (432 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 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 in Huntsville are Software developers, applications & systems software (825,952 people), Miscellaneous managers (554,648 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (341,756 people), Civil engineers (240,089 people), and Postsecondary teachers (239,164 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (432 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (432 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 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 (937,818 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (463,922 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (422,135 people), Construction (277,228 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (270,239 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Engineering (432 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (102 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. 203 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Registered Nursing with 203 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 877

  2. 803

In 2016, 877 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (803).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 87 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama in Huntsville in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 241 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alabama in Huntsville in Registered Nursing, which is 4.38 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville is Male and Asian (75% 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, 1.71% 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

    1,153 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    176 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white (1,153 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

3.33% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    606 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    547 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alabama in Huntsville is white male (606 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (547 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at nearly $70.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-5.56M (-7.93%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville had a total expenditure of $210M. Of that $210M, they spent $113M on salaries and $210M on benefits.

University of Alabama in Huntsville employs 100 Associate professors, 90 Assistant professors, and 66 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama in Huntsville are Male Associate professors (67), Male Professors(55), and Female Assistant professors (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 405 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 179 employees, and Service with 98 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$70.1M

2015 Endowment

5.78%

decline from 2014

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an endowment valued at about $70.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama in Huntsville declined 5.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $201M 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. $68.1M - Federal

  2. $4.69M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville received $68.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.69M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$113M

Salary Expenditure

$210M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville had a total expenditure of $210M. Of that $210M, they spent $113M on salaries and $210M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$113M

2015 Salaries

1.96%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a median of $113M in salaries, which represents 53.8% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 1.96% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.09% growth from 2013 and a 3.99% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$28.7M

Instructional Salaries

321

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville paid a total of $28.7M to 321 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

100 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

405 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Associate professor with 100 employees; Assistant professor with 90 employees; and Assistant professor with 66 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 405 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 179 employees; and Service with 98 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama in Huntsville was Male Associate professor with 67 employees, Male Professor with 55 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 47 employees.

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

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