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OPE ID: 00105200
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110
General information:  (205) 934-4011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  18,698 (11,679 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very 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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,210182
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-475
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$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,20020.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,714$9,714$9,914$10,8099.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,714$9,714$9,914$10,8099.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,153$21,687$22,494$24,4058.5%
Off Campus$21,153$21,687$22,494$24,4058.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,439$11,973$12,580$13,5968.1%
On Campus$29,145$30,351$31,687$33,9577.2%
Off Campus$29,145$30,351$31,687$33,9577.2%
Off Campus with Family$19,431$20,637$21,773$23,1486.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$7,090
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$16,072
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, 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 aid11,53589%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,35378%$11,935,383$8,821
Federal grants71541%$2,786,548$3,897
Pell grants58334%$2,590,548$4,443
Other federal grants1328%$196,000$1,485
State/local government grant or scholarships30%$11,370$3,790
Institutional grants or scholarships1,13666%$9,137,465$8,044
Student loan aid91653%$6,184,235$6,751
Federal student loans89552%$5,182,159$5,790
Other student loans976%$1,002,076$10,331
  • 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 aid16,41456%$42,820,021$6,676
Pell grants3,99335%$16,360,282$4,097
Federal student loans6,01852%$44,447,721$7,386
  • 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$14,296$13,745$13,982
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$12,457$12,361$12,453
$30,001 – $48,000$14,208$13,765$13,703
$48,001 – $75,000$16,444$16,670$16,137
$75,001 – $110,000$17,543$17,096$17,274
$110,001 and more$18,152$17,291$16,912
  • 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 enrollment18,698
Undergraduate enrollment11,679
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,449
Graduate enrollment7,019
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 26%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 84%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 2%
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: 55%
Part-time: 45%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 55%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 34%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 56%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,7102,2933,417
Percent admitted86%87%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%37%35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)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 Reading500640
SAT Math490640
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2129
ACT Math1926
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: 83%
Part-time students: 58%
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, 50 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: 56%
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: 25%
6-year: 48%
8-year: 52%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 55%
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: 49%
Female: 61%
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: 38%
Asian: 71%
Black or African American: 52%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 47%
Non-resident alien: 72%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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 Studies5----
Category total5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General139167--
Biomedical Sciences, General-4---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology--4--
Human/Medical Genetics--2--
Microbiology, General--21--
Molecular Biochemistry--8--
Molecular Physiology--3--
Neurobiology and Anatomy--14--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--9--
Pharmacology and Toxicology--4--
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-42--
Category total1544278--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General91d150---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other38----
Business/Managerial Economics16d----
Finance, General23d----
Management Information Systems, General40d----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General57d----
Category total379d185d---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10025---
Category total10025---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General31151--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3---
Category total31181--
Art Teacher Education-8---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching786d8--
Education, General----41d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-318-28
Elementary Education and Teaching038d---
Health Teacher Education1914d---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6311d---
Reading Teacher Education-2d---
Secondary Education and Teaching2249---
Special Education and Teaching, General-34---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-26d---
Category total182243d16-69d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2786--
Civil Engineering, General3481--
Computer Engineering, General--2--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering203---
Engineering, General-90d---
Engineering, Other--4d--
Materials Engineering1461--
Mechanical Engineering245---
Category total119120d14d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General4611---
Category total4611---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General23----
Category total23----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1317---
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-17---
Dental Assisting/Assistant---21-
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-12---
Environmental Health--2--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-5---
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-15---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator15----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management58d5110--
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist17----
Nurse Anesthetist-34---
Nursing Practice--71--
Nursing Science--8--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-54---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--31--
Physician Assistant-45---
Public Health, General-134d2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse280454---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist26--0-
Category total409d838d3832124
History, General389---
Category total389---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other664---
Forensic Science and Technology-12---
Category total6616---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other37----
Category total37----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--5--
Mathematics, General2112---
Category total21125--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences--0--
Category total--0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--10--
Category total--10--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total11----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3475--
Materials Science--0--
Physics, General877--
Category total421412--
Psychology, General161815--
Category total161815--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-50---
Social Work47----
Category total4750---
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General18----
Social Sciences, Other27----
Category total1082d4--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-4---
Art/Art Studies, General37----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General15----
Music, General11----
Category total634---
Grand total2,0421,5975382193
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
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges consortium is no longer accepting applications or renewals. UAB is participating in the VA's Principles of Excellence program which is the SOC successor.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 323
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 109
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 179
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 51
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: $6,496
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,694
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,234
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,270
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined74
Beach Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1963 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Endodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)5/24/1968 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1970 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)4/1/2015 -  Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs4/15/1973 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/1/1967 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs10/1/1969 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/20/1985 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs1/1/1995 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration7/1/1968 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)11/13/2013 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels7/10/1981 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health10/17/1978 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers1/1/1975 - 12/31/2009Resigned
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists7/1/1990 - 12/31/2011Resigned
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist6/27/1973 - 6/13/2011No Longer Recognized
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1946 -  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(!)9/1/1992 -  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(!)9/1/1991 -  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(!)7/1/2009 -  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 schools1/1/1973 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession141
Drug law violations264521
Liquor law violations130
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations033
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible222
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft564
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 rate6.2%8.0%7.0%
Number in default245278223
Number in repayment3,9373,4753,153
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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