University of North Alabama

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,648
4.92% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,103
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.6%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
70.2%
3,969 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
7,204
75.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
44.5%
408 Graduates

About

University of North Alabama is a higher education institution located in Lauderdale County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Alabama were Registered Nursing (155 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (68 degrees).

In 2017, 1,529 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Alabama. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,154 degrees), 7.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Alabama is $6,648, which is $-14,085 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Alabama is $6,648, which is $-14,085 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,103.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,648
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of North Alabama was $6,648. The cost of tuition at University of North Alabama is $-14,085 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,103
2017 Value
16.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of North Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,103. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of North Alabama grew by 16.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,284
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Alabama was of $7,284 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 9.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of North Alabama received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.99% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.
11.6%
2016 Default Rate
170
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Alabama was 11.6%, which represents 170 out of the 1463 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 North Alabama received 3,969 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.96% annual decline. Out of those 3,969 applicants, 2,787 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,204 students enrolled at University of North Alabama in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 40.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,787
Accepted Out of 3,969

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Alabama was 70.2% (2,787 admissions from 3,969 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 55.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.96%, while admissions grew by 13.4%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
25
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of North Alabama has a total enrollment of 7,204 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Alabama is 5,424 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,780. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at University of North Alabama are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.722% Asian, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (9.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,204 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Alabama is 5,424 and the part-time enrollment is 1,780. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at University of North Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 North Alabama was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of North Alabama had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,278
  2. Black or African American
    1,045
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    216

The enrolled student population at University of North Alabama is 73.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.722% Asian, and 0.111% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 132 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 375 more women than men received degrees from University of North Alabama. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Alabama are white (1,154 degrees awarded). There were 7.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Alabama is Registered Nursing (155 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Alabama, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees awarded), Education (234 degrees), and Physical Sciences (39 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 North Alabama are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,971,366 people), Secondary school teachers (341,927 people), Education administrators (280,862 people), Postsecondary teachers (200,205 people), and Other managers (187,784 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees awarded), Education (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Human Sciences (37 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 North Alabama are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees awarded), Education (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Human Sciences (37 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 North Alabama are Elementary & secondary schools (2,902,822 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (419,168 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (231,338 people), Child day care services (117,264 people), and Computer Systems Design (116,394 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees awarded), Education (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), History (22 degrees), and Human Sciences (37 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 North Alabama.
Most Common
  1. 155 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Alabama was Registered Nursing with 155 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 577
  2. 952

In 2017, 577 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Alabama, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (952).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 94 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Alabama in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.959 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 7.35 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from University of North Alabama completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Alabama is Female and White (55.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 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
    1,154 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Alabama is white (1,154 degrees awarded). There were 7.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    733 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    421 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Alabama is white female (733 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (421 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $913k (2.63%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of North Alabama had a total salary expenditure of $114M. University of North Alabama employs 90 Assistant professors, 67 Professors, and 61 Associate professors. Most academics at University of North Alabama are Female Assistant professors (46), Male Professors(45), and Male Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Alabama are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Service, with 83 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.6M
2017 Endowment
6.83%
growth from 2016

University of North Alabama has an endowment valued at about $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Alabama grew 6.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.84M - Federal
  2. $2.93M - State
  3. $1.32M - Local

As of 2017, University of North Alabama received $1.84M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.93M from state grants and contracts, and $1.32M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.2M
2017 Salaries
4.48%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of North Alabama paid a median of $48.2M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($114M) and a 4.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.331% decline from 2015 and a 5.04% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.9M
Instructional Salaries
260
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of North Alabama paid a total of $17.9M to 260 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
90 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Alabama were Assistant professor with 90 employees; Professor with 67 employees; and Professor with 61 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Alabama were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Service with 83 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Alabama was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 45 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44 employees.

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

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