University of South Alabama

Institution Details

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University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd
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
PresidentV. Gordon Moulton
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
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 14,636
Number of Men 5,781
Number of Women 8,855
Percentage Women61%
Percentage Men39 %
Full-time Students 11460
Part-time Students 3176
Number of Applicants 4,770
Number of Admitted 4,159
Admissions Rate 87%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 21 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 $6,360
Books and Supplies $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $7,150
In-state Fees $300
Out of State Tuition $300
Application Fee $35
Estimated Total$15,345

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 aid10108
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 61%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$5,690
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 50%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,851
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 37%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $3,931
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 54%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $8,314
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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

yesLess Than 1 Yr Certificate
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

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse654
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)154
Elementary Education and Teaching147
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General94
Speech Communication and Rhetoric89
Business Administration and Management, General85
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching74
Secondary Education and Teaching67
Electrical and Electronics Engineering67
Psychology, General64
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer62
Biomedical Sciences, General60
History, General60

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree1670
Master's Degree709
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)131
Award of Less Than 1 academic year100
Award of at least 1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate42
Post-master's certificate35
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)17

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students

Sports and Athletics

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

Tel / Fax (251) 460-7876
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.