Alabama A & M University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,610
2022 Average Net Price
$14,600
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.4%
8,907 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,007
87.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.8%
376 Graduates

About

Alabama A & M University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Alabama A & M University were General Biological Sciences (84 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (46 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2022, 769 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama A & M University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (611 degrees), 32.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−15,386 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,610, which is $−15,386 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,600.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Alabama A & M University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,610
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University was $8,610. The cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University is $−15,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,600
2022 Value
13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Alabama A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,600. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Alabama A & M University grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,520
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama A & M University was of $9,520 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
4.56%
2019 Default Rate
86
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama A & M University was 4.56%, which represents 86 out of the 1884 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Alabama A & M University received 8,907 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 35.8% annual growth. Out of those 8,907 applicants, 6,092 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.4% acceptance rate.

There were 6,007 students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in 2022. 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,092
Accepted Out of 8,907

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama A & M University was 68.4% (6,092 admissions from 8,907 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 35.8%, while admissions grew by 29.7%..

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,195
Scores Submitted (2022)

69% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama A & M University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama A & M University had a total enrollment of 6,007 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,262 students and the part-time enrollment is 745. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.5% Black or African American, 1.98% White, 1.1% Two or More Races, 1.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.266% Asian, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.133% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (53.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.7%) and White Female (1.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (40.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.7%) and White Female (1.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama A & M University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,262 and the part-time enrollment is 745. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 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 Alabama A & M University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Alabama A & M University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    5,136 enrolled students
  2. White
    119 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    66 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University is 85.5% Black or African American, 1.98% White, 1.1% Two or More Races, 1.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.266% Asian, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.133% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 473 students (7.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 217 more women than men received degrees from Alabama A & M University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (611 degrees awarded). There were 32.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama A & M University is General Biological Sciences (84 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (46 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), and Biology (94 degrees).

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 Alabama A & M University are Software developers (453,424 people), Physicians (430,526 people), Other managers (429,147 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,703 people), and Civil engineers (282,201 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Alabama A & M University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (611,277 people), Computer Systems Design (502,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,493 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,883 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (361,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Communication Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alabama A & M University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama A & M University was General Biological Sciences with 84 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
493
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 276 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 1.28 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in Social Work, which is 11.3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Alabama A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Alabama A & M University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.266% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    611 degrees awarded
  2. White
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (611 degrees awarded). There were 32.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

13.1% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    387 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    224 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alabama A & M University is black or african american female (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (224 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama A & M University employs 93 No academic ranks, 52 Assistant professors and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Alabama A & M University are Female No academic rank (53), Male No academic rank (40), and Female Assistant professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 149 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 106 employees, and Management with 76 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$62.1M
2022 Salaries
14.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Alabama A & M University paid a median of $62.1M in salaries, a 14.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M
Instructional Salaries
236
Number of Employees

In 2022, Alabama A & M University paid a total of $18.6M to 236 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
149 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were No academic rank with 93 employees, Assistant professor with 52 employees, and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 149 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 106 employees, and Management with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University was Female No academic rank with 53 employees, Male No academic rank with 40 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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