University of West Alabama

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University of West Alabama

Station One
School Setting Rural: Remote: Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and is also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Geographic RegionSoutheast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
PresidentDr. Richard Holland
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 4,943
Number of Men 1,223
Number of Women 3,720
Percentage Women75%
Percentage Men25 %
Full-time Students 4345
Part-time Students 598
Number of Applicants 937
Number of Admitted 455
Admissions Rate 49%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 16 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.
yesPrepaid tuition plan
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $6,170
Books and Supplies $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $5,920
In-state Fees $1,150
Out of State Tuition $1,150
Application Fee $35
Estimated Total$15,625

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 aid11837
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 77%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$4,560
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 76%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $3,329
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 62%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,034
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 74%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $7,798
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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

yesAssociate’s Degree
yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services272
Elementary Education and Teaching222
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching171
Educational/Instructional Technology102
Secondary Education and Teaching66
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse47
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching46
Special Education and Teaching, General37
Early Childhood Education and Teaching36
Business Administration and Management, General28
Educational Leadership and Administration, General24
Athletic Training/Trainer14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other11

Degrees Awarded by Level

Master's Degree734
Bachelor's Degree189
Post-master's certificate152
Associate's Degree47

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 - Gulf South Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Gulf South Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Gulf South Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Gulf South Conference

Tel / Fax (205) 652-3708
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.