The University of Alabama

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,100
2.97% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,592
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
54,072 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
38,644
84.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.8%
5,480 Graduates

About

The University of Alabama is a higher education institution located in Tuscaloosa County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at The University of Alabama were General Marketing & Marketing Management (581 degrees awarded), General Finance (540 degrees), and Registered Nursing (420 degrees).

In 2022, 10,025 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Alabama. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,751 degrees), 8.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (917 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama is $11,100, which is $−19,050 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama is $11,100, which is $−19,050 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,592.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending The University of Alabama received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,100
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The University of Alabama was $11,100. The cost of tuition at The University of Alabama is $−19,050 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,592
2022 Value
3.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The University of Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,592. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The University of Alabama grew by 3.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,934
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Alabama was of $13,934 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.898% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at The University of Alabama received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.3% with respect to 2021, when 65% 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.
1.22%
2019 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Alabama was 1.22%, which represents 74 out of the 6082 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The University of Alabama received 54,072 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.5% annual growth. Out of those 54,072 applicants, 43,290 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 38,644 students enrolled at The University of Alabama in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
43,290
Accepted Out of 54,072

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Alabama was 80.1% (43,290 admissions from 54,072 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.5%, while admissions grew by 29.3%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,339
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Alabama in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Alabama had a total enrollment of 38,644 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The University of Alabama is 32,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,051. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at The University of Alabama are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.5% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Alabama in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,644 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Alabama is 32,593 and the part-time enrollment is 6,051. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at The University of Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 The University of Alabama was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), The University of Alabama had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    27,630 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    4,344 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The University of Alabama is 71.5% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 1,355 students (3.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,845 more women than men received degrees from The University of Alabama. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Alabama is white (7,751 degrees awarded). There were 8.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (917 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Alabama is General Marketing & Marketing Management (581 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (540 degrees) and Registered Nursing (420 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Alabama, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (744 degrees awarded), Library Science (65 degrees), and Engineering (993 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 The University of Alabama are Other managers (535,564 people), Software developers (470,698 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (434,539 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,323 people), and Civil engineers (284,088 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama in 2022 are Human Sciences (744 degrees awarded), Library Science (65 degrees), Engineering (993 degrees), Social Sciences (800 degrees), and History (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Human Sciences (744 degrees awarded), Library Science (65 degrees), Engineering (993 degrees), Social Sciences (800 degrees), and History (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 The University of Alabama are Computer Systems Design (609,091 people), Elementary & secondary schools (526,639 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (460,330 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,324 people), and Construction (369,623 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Alabama are Human Sciences (744 degrees awarded), Library Science (65 degrees), Engineering (993 degrees), Social Sciences (800 degrees), and History (107 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 The University of Alabama.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 581 degrees awarded
  2. 540 degrees awarded
  3. 420 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Alabama was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 581 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,090
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,935
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,090 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Alabama, which is 0.689 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,935).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 403 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Alabama in General Finance, which is 2.26 times more than the 178 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 482 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 7.9 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 52% of students graduating from The University of Alabama completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The University of Alabama is Female and White (76.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.255% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,751 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    917 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    465 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Alabama is white (7,751 degrees awarded). There were 8.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (917 degrees).

0.638% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    4,524 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,227 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    666 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The University of Alabama is white female (4,524 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3227 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $1.14B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−25%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, The University of Alabama had a total salary expenditure of 1.19B. The University of Alabama employs 477 Assistant professors, 409 Associate professors and 363 Instructors. Most academics at The University of Alabama are Female Assistant professor (259), Male Associate professor (233), and Male Professor (227).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Alabama are: Office and Administrative Support, with 778 employees, Service, with 659 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 609 employees.

Endowment

$1.14B
2022 Endowment
7.89%
decline from 2021

The University of Alabama has an endowment valued at about $1.14B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Alabama declined 7.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $772M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $87.2M - Federal
  2. $33M - State
  3. $1.77M - Local

As of 2022, The University of Alabama received $87.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $33M from state grants and contracts, and $1.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$496M
2022 Salaries
5.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, The University of Alabama paid a median of $496M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.19B) and a 5.82% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$159M
Instructional Salaries
1,576
Number of Employees

In 2022, The University of Alabama paid a total of $159M to 1,576 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
477 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
778 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Alabama were Assistant professor with 477 employees, Associate professor with 409 employees, and Instructor with 363 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Alabama were Office and Administrative Support with 778 employees, Service with 659 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 609 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Alabama was Female Assistant professor with 259 employees, Male Associate professor with 233 employees, and Male Professor with 227 employees.

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

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