University of Alabama at Birmingham

Institution Details

  • Map
  • Satellite
  • Street

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
School Setting City: Midsize: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Geographic RegionSoutheast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
PresidentRay L. Watts
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is part of a system or corporate entity
The University of Alabama System
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPublic institution - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by institutionly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 17,999
Number of Men 7,163
Number of Women 10,836
Percentage Women60%
Percentage Men40 %
Full-time Students 11965
Part-time Students 6034
Number of Applicants 5,575
Number of Admitted 4,027
Admissions Rate 72%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 80%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 18 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $6,798
Books and Supplies $1,000
On Campus Room and Board $9,714
In-state Fees $0
Out of State Tuition $0
Application Fee $30
Estimated Total$17,542

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Average net price-students receiving grant or scholarship aid14296
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 63%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$5,994
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 37%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,958
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 37%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,149
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 55%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $7,877
Click here to See the Schools’net price calculator


The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yes1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate
yes2 But Less Than 4 Yrs Certificate
yesBachelor’s Degree
yesPostbaccalaurate Certificate
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – professional practice
yesDoctor’s Degree – other

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse629
Business Administration and Management, General224
Psychology, General193
Biology/Biological Sciences, General157
Educational Leadership and Administration, General118
Elementary Education and Teaching104
Public Health, General103
Speech Communication and Rhetoric100
Engineering, General95
Health/Health Care Administration/Management83
Secondary Education and Teaching82
History, General81
Early Childhood Education and Teaching81

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree2108
Master's Degree1471
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)389
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)170
Post-master's certificate48

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for football - Conference USA
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Conference USA
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Conference USA
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Conference USA

Tel / Fax (205) 975-7114
Institution’s internet website address
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.