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OPE ID: 00105100
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The University of Alabama
739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166
General information:  (205) 348-6010
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  36,047 (30,752 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,287560
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,420
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,781$12,450$12,556$12,7161.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,781$12,450$12,556$12,7161.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$23,939$26,717$26,400$27,2053.0%
Off Campus$23,939$26,717$26,400$27,2053.0%
Off Campus with Family$13,158$16,063$15,620$16,3384.6%
On Campus$37,239$40,467$40,900$42,3293.5%
Off Campus$37,239$40,467$40,900$42,3293.5%
Off Campus with Family$26,458$29,813$30,120$31,4624.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$9,826
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$24,950
Out-of-state fees$0
  • We have estimated an overall average per credit hour rate. However, there is no set "per credit hour" charge for part-time students at the University. It is on a non-linear scale and thus cannot be expressed in a single "per credit hour" charge. Students should not estimate their tuition based on this "per credit hour" charge. The graduate application fee is $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; $60 for international students.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,90576%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,96862%$50,357,540$12,691
Federal grants1,16218%$5,177,515$4,456
Pell grants1,14718%$4,828,685$4,210
Other federal grants1673%$348,830$2,089
State/local government grant or scholarships411%$28,000$683
Institutional grants or scholarships3,39253%$45,152,025$13,311
Student loan aid2,58540%$23,796,296$9,206
Federal student loans2,49939%$14,415,798$5,769
Other student loans4517%$9,380,498$20,799
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid116,18455%$173,756,886$10,736
Pell grants6,00620%$24,540,463$4,086
Federal student loans11,80640%$82,128,101$6,956
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$16,821$19,748$18,935
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,605$18,077$17,957
$30,001 – $48,000$16,784$20,349$18,895
$48,001 – $75,000$19,328$21,911$20,583
$75,001 – $110,000$20,779$23,836$23,359
$110,001 and more$21,033$24,090$23,339
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment36,047
Undergraduate enrollment30,752
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,501
Graduate enrollment5,295
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 36%
Out-of-state: 62%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 24%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants33,73613,46720,269
Percent admitted51%52%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled40%42%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490620
SAT Math500630
SAT Writing480600
ACT Composite2231
ACT English2332
ACT Math2129
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 41%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 69%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 62%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 57%
Asian: 59%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 67%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3---
American/United States Studies/Civilization104--
Latin American Studies00--
Women's Studies-6--
Category total1310--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General154135-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography112--
Microbiology, General7---
Category total172155-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General480d133d0-
Business/Managerial Economics60165-
Finance, General178215-
Management Information Systems, General92---
Management Science5337d4-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General278442-
Restaurant/Food Services Management142d---
Category total1,554d375d18-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies--9-
Public Relations/Image Management214---
Radio and Television1303--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9917--
Category total623429-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General38135-
Category total38135-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-215d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching00--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-241211d
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--17d-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--1-
Elementary Education and Teaching1153121
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-1215-
Music Teacher Education9---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching16528--
Secondary Education and Teaching6782d102d
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--0-
Special Education and Teaching, General5623d33
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-6--
Category total412208d61d22d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2912d1-
Architectural Engineering0---
Chemical Engineering8831-
Civil Engineering, General97296-
Construction Engineering11---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5276-
Engineering Mechanics-0--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering01--
Materials Engineering--3-
Mechanical Engineering127d173-
Metallurgical Engineering136--
Category total417d75d20-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-21--
English Language and Literature, General96113-
Category total96323-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General64---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General105d154d--
Family Resource Management Studies, General55d---
Human Development and Family Studies, General91d---
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other65d---
Category total380d154d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General8---
German Language and Literature-3--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-75-
Spanish Language and Literature16---
Category total24105-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer17---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist79---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other7189d--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management1---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-6--
Nursing Practice--118d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse240d39d--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-33--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-9d--
Category total493d176d118d-
History, General103144-
Category total103144-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14012--
Category total14012--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--0-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-48d--
Category total-48d172-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-99d--
Category total-99d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--0-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability-141-
Mathematics, General35117-
Category total35258-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General169d-3-
Category total169d-3-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science18---
Category total18---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--2-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--8-
Category total--10-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total16---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General251513-
Geology/Earth Science, General26133-
Materials Science--6-
Physics, General9124-
Category total604026-
Educational Psychology-19d36d
Psychology, General1941911-
School Psychology--3-
Category total19438d176d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-4--
Social Work60189d3-
Category total60193d3-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs34---
Political Science and Government, General12332-
Category total219283-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation102--
Dance, General27---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General228--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-6--
Fine/Studio Arts, General487--
Interior Design35---
Music, General301511-
Category total1723811-
Grand total5,4081,64550128
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 847
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 137
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 97
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $10,096
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,352
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $12,221
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $12,479
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined10898
Swimming and Diving4536
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1897 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1970 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1926 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/1/1959 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs10/10/1969 - 6/1/2002Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs10/10/1969 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language9/1/2002 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1990 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/2003 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1945 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1986 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession214
Drug law violations7210349
Liquor law violations6203
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations596834
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible379
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault371
Motor vehicle theft254
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible366
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault040
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.3%8.1%8.2%
Number in default317383324
Number in repayment5,0234,6773,933
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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