University of South Alabama

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,896
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,822
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73%
8,084 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
14,224
83% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.7%
908 Graduates

About

University of South Alabama is a higher education institution located in Mobile County, AL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Alabama were Registered Nursing (308 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (121 degrees), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (111 degrees).

In 2020, 3,764 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Alabama. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,410 degrees), 3.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (745 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Alabama is $7,896, which is $−20,667 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Alabama is $7,896, which is $−20,667 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,822.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending University of South Alabama received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,896
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of South Alabama was $7,896. The cost of tuition at University of South Alabama is $−20,667 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$14,822
2020 Value
8.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of South Alabama had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,822. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of South Alabama grew by 8.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,178
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Alabama was of $9,178 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 7.82% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of South Alabama received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2019, 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.
6.36%
2018 Default Rate
248
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Alabama was 6.36%, which represents 248 out of the 3897 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

University of South Alabama received 8,084 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 27.3% annual growth. Out of those 8,084 applicants, 5,904 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 14,224 students enrolled at University of South Alabama in 2020, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Alabama has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,904
Accepted Out of 8,084

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Alabama was 73% (5,904 admissions from 8,084 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 27.3%, while admissions grew by 18.2%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
162
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Alabama in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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University of South Alabama has a total enrollment of 14,224 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Alabama is 11,799 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,425. This means that 83% 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 62.6% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.794% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Alabama in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (15%) and White Male (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Alabama, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,224 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Alabama is 11,799 and the part-time enrollment is 2,425. This means that 83% of students enrolled at University of South Alabama are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 South Alabama was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), 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
  1. White
    8,901
  2. Black or African American
    2,931
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    582

The enrolled student population at University of South Alabama is 62.6% White, 20.6% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.794% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 422 students (2.97%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1320 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 (2,410 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (745 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Alabama is Registered Nursing (308 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (121 degrees) and General Interdisciplinary Studies (111 degrees).

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 (1,761 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), and Education (375 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 (1,816,571 people), Registered nurses (1,429,689 people), Physicians (542,619 people), Other managers (506,567 people), and Secondary school teachers (429,928 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama are Health (1,761 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Education (375 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (136 degrees), and Biology (179 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 South Alabama are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama are Health (1,761 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Education (375 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (136 degrees), and Biology (179 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 South Alabama are Elementary & secondary schools (3,050,657 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,055,554 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (699,214 people), Computer Systems Design (504,944 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (444,831 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Alabama are Health (1,761 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Education (375 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (136 degrees), and Biology (179 degrees).

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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
  1. 308 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 111 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Alabama was Registered Nursing with 308 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,542
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,222 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Alabama, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,542).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 133 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 0.132 times less than the 1007 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 1007 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Alabama in Registered Nursing, which is 7.57 times more than the 133 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Alabama is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.1% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,410 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    745 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Alabama is white (2,410 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (745 degrees).

2.68% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,623 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    787 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    546 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Alabama is white female (1,623 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (787 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

University of South Alabama has an endowment valued at nearly $470M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.4M (4.97%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of South Alabama had a total salary expenditure of $881M. University of South Alabama employs 217 Assistant professors, 133 Associate professors, and 118 Instructors. Most academics at University of South Alabama are Female Assistant professors (130), Male Assistant professors(87), and Female Instructors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Alabama are: Office and Administrative Support, with 223 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 197 employees, and Management with 143 employees.

Endowment

$470M
2020 Endowment
8.6%
growth from 2019

University of South Alabama has an endowment valued at about $470M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Alabama grew 8.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $164M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at University of South Alabama (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $21.8M - Federal
  2. $8.88M - State
  3. $8.97M - Local

As of 2020, University of South Alabama received $21.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.88M from state grants and contracts, and $8.97M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$395M
2020 Salaries
6.49%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of South Alabama paid a median of $395M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($881M) and a 6.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.12% growth from 2018 and a 1.33% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.6M
Instructional Salaries
568
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of South Alabama paid a total of $43.6M to 568 employees working as instructors, which represents 11% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
217 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
223 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Alabama were Assistant professor with 217 employees; Associate professor with 133 employees; and Associate professor with 118 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Alabama were Office and Administrative Support with 223 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 197 employees; and Management with 143 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Alabama was Female Assistant professor with 130 employees, Male Assistant professor with 87 employees, and Female Instructor with 86 employees.

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

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