University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,443
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,365 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

81%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of South Alabama is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,180 applications and 4,975 students were granted admission. University of South Alabama is at the #79 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 87% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 7% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT920 to 1130
ACT20 to 23

Application Fee

$35
Undergrad students
$35
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of South Alabama charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,496 and in-state students paid $7,248.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$12,963
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,248
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$14,496
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of University of South Alabama's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 42% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,588 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Alabama in 2016-2017, was 1,203, which is 58% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $9,994 (which is 88.5% above the national average.)

$4,588
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$9,994
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
93%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of South Alabama has enrolled a total of 16,443 students (13,698 students full-time and 2,745 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,443 students, 959 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 11,761 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,682 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 3,444 students for distance studies.

16,443
Total Enrollment
959
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Black/African American: 20%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Asian: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of South Alabama.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 62% 4,834 337
Education 11% 883 134
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 421
Psychology 2% 174
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 159
Engineering 2% 121
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 112
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 106
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 84
Physical Sciences 1% 68

Graduation & Dropout Rates

38%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of South Alabama full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
21%
Dropout rate
34%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,900
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of South Alabama graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,900. Last year, out of the total 3,027 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,694 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,568 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,068 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,900 $37,000
Employment Rate 89% 86%
Total Graduates 3,027 3,568

Campus Location

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