University of South Alabama

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,616
4.36% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,664
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.4%
12,550 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,438
82.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.2%
922 Graduates

About

University of South Alabama is a higher education institution located in Mobile County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of South Alabama were Registered Nursing (749 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (48 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

In 2022, 3,705 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Alabama. 71.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,469 degrees), 3.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (687 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Alabama is $8,616, which is $−21,534 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of South Alabama is $8,616, which is $−21,534 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,664.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending University of South Alabama received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,616
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of South Alabama was $8,616. The cost of tuition at University of South Alabama is $−21,534 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,664
2022 Value
4.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of South Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,664. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of South Alabama grew by 4.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,866
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Alabama was of $9,866 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at University of South Alabama received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 17.6% with respect to 2021, when 74% 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.
2.36%
2019 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Alabama was 2.36%, which represents 92 out of the 3891 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of South Alabama received 12,550 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.2% annual growth. Out of those 12,550 applicants, 8,203 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.4% acceptance rate.

There were 13,438 students enrolled at University of South Alabama in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,203
Accepted Out of 12,550

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Alabama was 65.4% (8,203 admissions from 12,550 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.2%, while admissions declined by −1.92%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
118
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Alabama in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Alabama had a total enrollment of 13,438 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of South Alabama is 11,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,390. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of South Alabama are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 21.1% Black or African American, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.88% Asian, 3.84% Two or More Races, 0.677% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.8%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Alabama in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,438 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Alabama is 11,048 and the part-time enrollment is 2,390. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of South Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 University of South Alabama was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of South Alabama had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,306 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,835 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    571 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of South Alabama is 61.8% White, 21.1% Black or African American, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.88% Asian, 3.84% Two or More Races, 0.677% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% 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, 301 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,577 more women than men received degrees from University of South Alabama. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Alabama is white (2,469 degrees awarded). There were 3.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (687 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of South Alabama is Registered Nursing (749 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (48 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Alabama, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,869 degrees awarded), Education (399 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (32 degrees).

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 South Alabama are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,661,920 people), Registered nurses (1,458,211 people), Secondary school teachers (528,907 people), Other managers (474,396 people), and Software developers (455,449 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama in 2022 are Health (1,869 degrees awarded), Education (399 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Engineering (182 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 University of South Alabama are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama are Health (1,869 degrees awarded), Education (399 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Engineering (182 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 University of South Alabama are Elementary & secondary schools (3,078,270 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,685,083 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (578,666 people), Computer Systems Design (536,680 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (447,094 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama are Health (1,869 degrees awarded), Education (399 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Engineering (182 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 University of South Alabama.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 341 degrees awarded
  2. 99 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Alabama was Registered Nursing with 341 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,064
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,641
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,064 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Alabama, which is 0.403 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,641).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 0.144 times less than the 1082 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1082 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 6.94 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from University of South Alabama completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of South Alabama is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 1.52% 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
    2,469 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    687 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Alabama is white (2,469 degrees awarded). There were 3.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (687 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,738 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    731 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    527 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Alabama is white female (1,738 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (731 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $466M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.4%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of South Alabama had a total salary expenditure of 1.14B. University of South Alabama employs 204 Assistant professors, 147 Associate professors and 112 Instructors. Most academics at University of South Alabama are Female Assistant professor (130), Female Instructor (81), and Male Associate professor (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Alabama are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 208 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 195 employees, and Management with 139 employees.

Endowment

$466M
2022 Endowment
15%
decline from 2021

University of South Alabama has an endowment valued at about $466M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Alabama declined 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $93.2M higher 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. $25.2M - Federal
  2. $10.9M - State
  3. $12.6M - Local

As of 2022, University of South Alabama received $25.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.9M from state grants and contracts, and $12.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$479M
2022 Salaries
11.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of South Alabama paid a median of $479M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.14B) and a 11.4% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$45M
Instructional Salaries
568
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of South Alabama paid a total of $45M to 568 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.4% 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
204 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
208 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Alabama were Assistant professor with 204 employees, Associate professor with 147 employees, and Instructor with 112 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Alabama were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 208 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 195 employees, and Management with 139 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Alabama was Female Assistant professor with 130 employees, Female Instructor with 81 employees, and Male Associate professor with 77 employees.

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

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