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IPEDS ID: 100654
OPE ID: 00100200
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Alabama A & M University
4900 Meridian Street, Normal, Alabama 35762
General information:  (256) 372-5000
Website:  www.aamu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,853 (4,093 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty314152
Instructional24175
Research and public service7377
Total graduate assistants-18
Instructional-8
Research-10
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
In-state$5,800$6,828$7,182$7,1820.0%
Out-of-state$10,672$12,156$12,774$12,7740.0%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,530$6,980$7,346$10,11937.7%
Other$2,080$2,080$2,748$2,7480.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,530$5,530$7,346$10,11937.7%
Other$2,080$2,080$2,748$2,7480.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$15,210$17,688$19,076$21,84914.5%
Off Campus$15,210$16,238$19,076$21,84914.5%
Off Campus with Family$8,900$9,928$10,282$10,2820.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$20,082$23,016$24,668$27,44111.2%
Off Campus$20,082$21,566$24,668$27,44111.2%
Off Campus with Family$13,772$15,256$15,874$15,8740.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,372
In-state fees$1,600
Out-of-state tuition$12,744
Out-of-state fees$1,600
  • There is no change in tuition from last year.
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 aid199297%————
Grant or scholarship aid90889%$6,124,316$6,745
Federal grants82481%$4,080,897$4,953
Pell grants82481%$3,961,309$4,807
Other federal grants717%$119,588$1,684
State/local government grant or scholarships131%$17,054$1,312
Institutional grants or scholarships32732%$2,026,365$6,197
Student loan aid91289%$7,135,741$7,824
Federal student loans91189%$7,032,195$7,719
Other student loans131%$103,546$7,965
  • 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 aid13,41982%$24,419,254$7,142
Pell grants2,96771%$13,857,038$4,670
Federal student loans3,42182%$29,128,198$8,515
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$7,792$11,108$12,887
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$7,466$10,931$12,683
$30,001 – $48,000$9,486$12,470$13,292
$48,001 – $75,000$10,707$13,267$16,104
$75,001 – $110,000$11,632$16,147$16,944
$110,001 and more$13,892$15,181$15,416
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment4,853
Undergraduate enrollment4,093
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment151
Graduate enrollment760
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 95%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 3%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 35%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 43%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1422,4013,741
Percent admitted90%87%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%26%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
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
SAT16715%
ACT96888%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading370450
SAT Math350450
ACT Composite1519
ACT English1419
ACT Math1518
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: 68%
Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 29%
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:
4-year: 11%
6-year: 32%
8-year: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 23%
Female: 35%
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: 0%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
White: 22%
Non-resident alien: 40%
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
Certificate
  • 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.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-8--
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other423-
Agriculture, General10---
Animal Sciences, General8---
Food Science283-
Category total24186-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning72--
Category total72--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6212--
Category total6212--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting9---
Business Administration and Management, General4026--
Finance, General16---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management8d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15---
Category total88d26--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician21---
Category total21---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2111--
Category total2111--
Education
Art Teacher Education03--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching72--
Education, General---9
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments12---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-4--
Elementary Education and Teaching213--
Music Teacher Education1---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching405--
Secondary Education and Teaching318--
Special Education and Teaching, General66--
Category total9041-9
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General20---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering27---
Engineering, Other-2--
Mechanical Engineering24---
Category total712--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician2---
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other6---
Industrial Technology/Technician74--
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other6---
Category total214--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General11---
Category total11---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General177--
Category total177--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-24--
Category total-24--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration3---
Category total3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies33---
Category total33---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General12---
Category total12---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, Other12---
Category total12---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General12---
Physics, General33--
Physics, Other--2-
Category total1532-
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-8--
Counseling Psychology-13--
Psychology, General35---
Category total3521--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work2242--
Category total2242--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General14---
Sociology15---
Category total29---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General7---
Music, General3---
Category total10---
Grand total60421389
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
Baseball21
Basketball1416
Bowling6
Football82
Golf5
Soccer15
Softball16
Tennis44
Track and Field, Indoor169
Track and Field, Outdoor1315
Track and Field, X-Country5
Volleyball10
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1963 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1979 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1994 -  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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession113
Drug law violations181117
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations16813
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible542
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery316
Aggravated assault582
Burglary73583
Motor vehicle theft222
Arson120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible422
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery315
Aggravated assault482
Burglary69322
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson120
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate16.5%14.3%
Number in default232217
Number in repayment1,4051,514
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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