University of North Alabama

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,600
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,279
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.83%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
2,739 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,086
65.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.9%
465 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 (146 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (98 degrees), and Accounting (65 degrees).

In 2020, 1,719 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Alabama. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,355 degrees), 7.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Alabama is $9,600, which is $−12,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Alabama is $9,600, which is $−12,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,279.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of North Alabama received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of North Alabama was $9,600. The cost of tuition at University of North Alabama is $−12,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,279
2020 Value
5.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of North Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,279. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of North Alabama grew by 5.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,830
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Alabama was of $7,830 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.09% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of North Alabama received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.82% 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.
8.83%
2018 Default Rate
139
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Alabama was 8.83%, which represents 139 out of the 1574 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 2,739 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.78% annual growth. Out of those 2,739 applicants, 2,264 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,086 students enrolled at University of North Alabama in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 40.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,264
Accepted Out of 2,739

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Alabama was 82.7% (2,264 admissions from 2,739 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 88.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.78%, while admissions declined by −5.23%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Alabama in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Alabama has a total enrollment of 8,086 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Alabama is 5,271 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,815. This means that 65.2% 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 72.5% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0371% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (9.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,086 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Alabama is 5,271 and the part-time enrollment is 2,815. This means that 65.2% of students enrolled at University of North Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 North Alabama was 77%. 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
    5,864
  2. Black or African American
    1,047
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    317

The enrolled student population at University of North Alabama is 72.5% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 3.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.581% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0371% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 134 students (1.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 461 more women than men received degrees from University of North Alabama. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Alabama is white (1,355 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 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 North Alabama is Registered Nursing (146 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (98 degrees) and Accounting (65 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 (112 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), and Education (243 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 (1,847,318 people), Secondary school teachers (454,205 people), Education administrators (305,911 people), Postsecondary teachers (196,804 people), and Other managers (189,644 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), Education (243 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (65 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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), Education (243 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (65 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 (3,041,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,358 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (244,078 people), Legal services (160,376 people), and Individual & family services (157,642 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Alabama are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (112 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), Education (243 degrees), History (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (65 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. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 98 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Alabama was Registered Nursing with 146 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

629
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,090
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 629 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Alabama, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,090).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 160 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Alabama in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 162 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 7.71 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Alabama is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 4.73% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,355 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Alabama is white (1,355 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

0.989% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    875 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    480 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Alabama is white female (875 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (480 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $39.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.25M (3.16%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of North Alabama had a total salary expenditure of $126M. University of North Alabama employs 80 Professors, 71 Assistant professors, and 68 Associate professors. Most academics at University of North Alabama are Male Professors (47), Male Associate professors(39), and Female Assistant professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Alabama are: Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, Service, with 76 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.5M
2020 Endowment
5.99%
growth from 2019

University of North Alabama has an endowment valued at about $39.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Alabama grew 5.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $164k lower 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. $6.35M - Federal
  2. $2.91M - State
  3. $114k - Local

As of 2020, University of North Alabama received $6.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.91M from state grants and contracts, and $114k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.5M
2020 Salaries
7.54%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of North Alabama paid a median of $57.5M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 7.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.49% growth from 2018 and a 3.12% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
272
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of North Alabama paid a total of $22.3M to 272 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Alabama were Professor with 80 employees; Assistant professor with 71 employees; and Assistant professor with 68 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Alabama were Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees; Service with 76 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Alabama was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Associate professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 37 employees.

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

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