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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
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,333 (4,210 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty24313
Instructional24313
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-81
Instructional-10
Research-71
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,182$7,182$9,096$9,3663.0%
Out-of-state$12,774$12,774$16,596$17,1363.3%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,600-11.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,346$10,119$7,240$8,14012.4%
Other$2,748$2,748$2,748$3,79037.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,346$10,119$10,119$8,140-19.6%
Other$2,748$2,748$2,748$3,79037.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,300$1,300$1,300$3,790191.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$19,076$21,849$20,884$22,8969.6%
Off Campus$19,076$21,849$23,763$22,896-3.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,282$10,282$12,196$14,75621.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$24,668$27,441$28,384$30,6668.0%
Off Campus$24,668$27,441$31,263$30,666-1.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,874$15,874$19,696$22,52614.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$7,074
In-state fees$1,596
Out-of-state tuition$14,148
Out-of-state fees$1,596
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 aid11,01996%————
Grant or scholarship aid95289%$7,212,787$7,576
Federal grants85780%$4,253,258$4,963
Pell grants85780%$4,128,708$4,818
Other federal grants626%$124,550$2,009
State/local government grant or scholarships151%$18,750$1,250
Institutional grants or scholarships51949%$2,940,779$5,666
Student loan aid91085%$6,747,061$7,414
Federal student loans90985%$6,669,320$7,337
Other student loans131%$77,741$5,980
  • 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 aid13,37983%$24,722,116$7,316
Pell grants2,98074%$13,670,262$4,587
Federal student loans3,35683%$26,822,324$7,992
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$11,108$12,887$14,746
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$10,931$12,683$14,601
$30,001 – $48,000$12,470$13,292$14,882
$48,001 – $75,000$13,267$16,104$17,479
$75,001 – $110,000$16,147$16,944$18,397
$110,001 and more$15,181$15,416$19,727
  • 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 enrollment5,333
Undergraduate enrollment4,210
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment181
Graduate enrollment1,123
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 93%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 3%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 64%
Out-of-state: 31%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 5%
  • 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: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,9013,8526,049
Percent admitted53%51%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%28%20%
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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT13411%
ACT1,10091%
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 Reading377470
SAT Math370470
SAT Writing370470
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: 66%
Part-time students: 33%
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, 86 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: 35%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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: 10%
6-year: 32%
8-year: 34%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 35%
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: 27%
Female: 42%
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: 0%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 14%
Non-resident alien: 8%
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) 2014-2015
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
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other363-
Agriculture, General3---
Animal Sciences, General4---
Food Science972-
Category total19135-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning49--
Category total49--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4317--
Category total4317--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting6---
Business Administration and Management, General26d20d--
Finance, General13---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management13---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5---
Category total63d20d--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician7---
Category total7---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General276--
Category total276--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2---
Education, General---3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments5---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3--
Elementary Education and Teaching173--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching262--
Secondary Education and Teaching06--
Special Education and Teaching, General44--
Category total5418-3
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General11---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering27---
Engineering, Other-5--
Mechanical Engineering23---
Category total615--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other5---
Industrial Technology/Technician7---
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other10---
Category total25---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General10---
Category total10---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General810--
Category total810--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-32--
Category total-32--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration12---
Category total12---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies18---
Category total18---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4---
Category total4---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, Other1---
Category total1---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6---
Physics, General24--
Physics, Other--1-
Category total841-
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-13--
Counseling Psychology-23--
Psychology, General12---
Category total1236--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work2232--
Category total2232--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General13---
Sociology4---
Category total17---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General6---
Music, General5---
Category total11---
Grand total42620263
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: 180
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 15
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $9,096
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,446
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1614
Bowling5
Football90
Golf4
Soccer18
Softball18
Tennis46
Track and Field, Indoor2317
Track and Field, Outdoor2218
Track and Field, X-Country8
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1963 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1979 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - 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
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession326
Drug law violations17717
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations1335
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape0
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery625
Aggravated assault222
Burglary3146
Motor vehicle theft212
Arson022
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape0
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery511
Aggravated assault210
Burglary275
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson012
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate17.2%16.3%16.5%
Number in default326257232
Number in repayment1,8951,5731,405
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)