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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:  34,752 (29,440 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Net Price
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,252549
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,385
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,100$1,2009.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,206$10,781$12,450$13,1565.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,206$10,781$12,450$13,1565.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$21,681$23,939$26,717$27,0001.1%
Off Campus$21,681$23,939$26,717$27,0001.1%
Off Campus with Family$11,475$13,158$16,063$15,620-2.8%
On Campus$34,281$37,239$40,467$41,5002.6%
Off Campus$34,281$37,239$40,467$41,5002.6%
Off Campus with Family$24,075$26,458$29,813$30,1201.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,450
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$23,950
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid14,77375%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,83260%$47,768,246$12,466
Federal grants1,25020%$6,638,621$5,311
Pell grants1,12818%$4,690,798$4,159
Other federal grants2704%$1,947,823$7,214
State/local government grant or scholarships2193%$1,943,990$8,877
Institutional grants or scholarships3,19550%$39,185,635$12,265
Student loan aid2,65442%$24,910,970$9,386
Federal student loans2,58841%$15,279,483$5,904
Other student loans5088%$9,631,487$18,960
  • 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 aid115,72356%$163,356,263$10,390
Pell grants5,90521%$23,685,668$4,011
Federal student loans11,62641%$81,980,033$7,051
  • 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$16,255$17,595$19,042
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$13,815$15,605$17,206
$30,001 – $48,000$15,630$16,784$19,960
$48,001 – $75,000$18,312$19,328$21,363
$75,001 – $110,000$19,410$20,779$23,115
$110,001 and more$20,429$21,033$23,748
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment34,752
Undergraduate enrollment29,440
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,474
Graduate enrollment5,312
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: 78%
Two or more races: 2%
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: 45%
Out-of-state: 52%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 28%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants30,97512,61518,360
Percent admitted57%56%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%40%35%
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 2013 (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 Math500640
SAT Writing480600
ACT Composite2230
ACT English2232
ACT Math2128
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: 66%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
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 2005]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 43%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 63%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 75%
Asian: 71%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 72%
White: 67%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 Studies2---
American/United States Studies/Civilization910--
Latin American Studies00--
Women's Studies-11--
Category total1121--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General164207-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography71--
Microbiology, General3---
Category total174217-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General427d150d2-
Business/Managerial Economics57181-
Finance, General167121-
Management Information Systems, General122---
Management Science5632d2-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General269403-
Restaurant/Food Services Management108d---
Category total1,435d360d13-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies--12-
Public Relations/Image Management188---
Radio and Television1193--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8016--
Category total5424412-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General34139-
Category total34139-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-428d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching00--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2608d
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--2-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--20d-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--9-
Elementary Education and Teaching1384212
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-816-
Music Teacher Education12---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching13923--
Secondary Education and Teaching7748d108d
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--4-
Special Education and Teaching, General5419d34
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-6--
Category total420176d67d30d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering159d2-
Chemical Engineering63134-
Civil Engineering, General82193-
Construction Engineering8---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering60134-
Engineering Mechanics-31-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-4--
Materials Engineering-03-
Mechanical Engineering85d207-
Metallurgical Engineering77--
Category total320d88d24-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-15--
English Language and Literature, General89126-
Category total89276-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General57---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General89d153d--
Family Resource Management Studies, General46d---
Human Development and Family Studies, General85d---
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other73d---
Category total350d153d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General13---
German Language and Literature-4--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-66-
Spanish Language and Literature21---
Category total34106-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer19---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist87---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other6973d--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management5---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-4--
Nursing Practice--91d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse219d56d--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-26--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-7d--
Category total473d166d91d-
History, General9784-
Category total9784-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1087--
Category total1087--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-81d--
Category total-81d168-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-125d--
Category total-125d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--0-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability-84-
Mathematics, General3855-
Category total38139-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General151d-4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--1-
Category total151d-5-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science27---
Category total27---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--2-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--7-
Category total--9-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7---
Category total30---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General171110-
Geology/Earth Science, General15112-
Physics, General542-
Category total372614-
Educational Psychology-14d28d
Psychology, General1771614-
School Psychology--0-
Category total17730d168d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-10--
Social Work62223d2-
Category total62233d2-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs29---
Political Science and Government, General13236-
Category total211229-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation102--
Dance, General26---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2010--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-7--
Fine/Studio Arts, General503--
Interior Design42---
Music, General321322-
Category total1803522-
Grand total5,0001,65949338
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined11190
Swimming and Diving3530
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession221
Drug law violations7572103
Liquor law violations15620
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations595968
Liquor law violations210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible937
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault337
Motor vehicle theft425
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible736
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault104
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 Year201120102009
Default rate8.1%8.2%5.6%
Number in default383324206
Number in repayment4,6773,9333,625
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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