The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 30,725
Graduate Enrollment: 6,631
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.9%

Male/Female: 38% / 62% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,244
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1070 - 1370

2022 Median Admit ACT: 26
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 53.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 37.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 27.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 20.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 76.8%
Black: 10.5%
Hispanic: 5.5%
Asian: 1.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.6%
Non-resident alien: 1.3%
Unknown race: 0.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $31,050
In-State tuition: $11,620
Out-of-State tuition: $31,090

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,934 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,670 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,934 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,670 (2022)

Average Family Income: $101,977 (2017)
Median Family Income: $66,734 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 17.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 34.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,750 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $241 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $18,338
$30k-48k $20,121
$48k-75k $21,957
$75k-110k $23,830
$110k+ $24,948

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 53%
6-year graduation rate: 72%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,750 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 65.7% (2015)
@3 year 71.2% (2017)
@5 year 75.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 44.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 49.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $44,620 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $54,773 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 43 $19,961 ($1,663)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 409 $25,000 $264 $40,169 ($3,347) $54,063 ($4,505)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 25 $20,807 $221 $26,309 ($2,192)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 13 $69,936 ($5,828)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 8
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 145 $25,000 $259 $32,749 ($2,729) $45,947 ($3,829)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 24
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 82 $25,000 $248 $33,806 ($2,817) $49,146 ($4,096)
Master's Degree Journalism. 13
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 127 $24,823 $253 $31,348 ($2,612) $44,365 ($3,697)
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 15
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 342 $24,755 $255 $70,428 ($5,869) $83,433 ($6,953)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 20
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Metallurgical Engineering. 22
Master's Degree Metallurgical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering. 19 $70,150 ($5,846)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 40
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 50
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 145 $25,125 $239 $34,370 ($2,864) $41,357 ($3,446)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 227 $337 $48,563 ($4,047) $57,655 ($4,805)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 119 $20,000 $212 $54,102 ($4,509) $60,584 ($5,049)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 66 $23,750 $238 $42,032 ($3,503) $50,044 ($4,170)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 142 $27,000 $251 $32,587 ($2,716)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 137 $25,000 $256 $27,942 ($2,329) $39,482 ($3,290)
Doctoral Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 303 $25,000 $246 $28,301 ($2,358) $39,261 ($3,272)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 17
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 21
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 20 $370
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 213 $25,000 $246 $34,620 ($2,885) $46,119 ($3,843)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 16
Master's Degree Public Administration. 13
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 47 $25,000 $255 $46,391 ($3,866)
Master's Degree Social Work. 247 $350 $40,853 ($3,404) $47,974 ($3,998)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 3
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 26 $16,099 ($1,342) $31,987 ($2,666)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 3
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 21 $23,750 $209 $40,478 ($3,373) $55,745 ($4,645)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 9
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 51 $23,250 $246 $31,137 ($2,595) $50,456 ($4,205)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 219 $23,785 $246 $27,669 ($2,306) $50,056 ($4,171)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 5
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2 $50,382 ($4,199)
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 45 $350 $51,150 ($4,263) $57,125 ($4,760)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 399 $25,000 $246 $45,734 ($3,811) $57,872 ($4,823)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 187 $381 $82,979 ($6,915) $104,997 ($8,750)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 301 $23,000 $235 $51,977 ($4,331) $68,159 ($5,680)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 65 $81,473 ($6,789)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 164 $21,675 $228 $47,962 ($3,997) $85,603 ($7,134)
Master's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 33
Doctoral Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 467 $25,000 $246 $52,668 ($4,389) $72,138 ($6,012)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 22
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 100 $25,000 $240 $31,151 ($2,596) $44,200 ($3,683)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 44 $25,000 $265 $33,133 ($2,761) $43,877 ($3,656)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 237 $25,000 $252 $31,031 ($2,586) $47,390 ($3,949)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 29 $50,881 ($4,240) $44,647 ($3,721)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 7
Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 64 $26,787 $284 $67,496 ($5,625) $80,428 ($6,702)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 206 $23,003 $240 $70,928 ($5,911) $86,590 ($7,216)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 7
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 13
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 7
Master's Degree Mathematics. 16
Master's Degree Statistics. 10
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 131 $25,454 $265 $65,921 ($5,493) $78,604 ($6,550)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 21 $83,540 ($6,962)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 100 $23,821 $252 $72,778 ($6,065) $96,527 ($8,044)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 4
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 11
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 1
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 8
First Professional Degree Law. 134 $700 $70,082 ($5,840) $89,400 ($7,450)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 46 $514 $70,068 ($5,839) $105,144 ($8,762)
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 80 $22,250 $228 $26,126 ($2,177) $36,956 ($3,080)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 14 $41,389 ($3,449)
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 107 $329 $42,626 ($3,552) $48,114 ($4,010)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 205 $24,412 $253 $26,183 ($2,182) $42,650 ($3,554)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 10
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 121 $29,311 $283 $35,384 ($2,949) $45,329 ($3,777)
Doctoral Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 18
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 7
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 54 $25,000 $265
Master's Degree Chemistry. 21
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 8 $61,628 ($5,136)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 12 $50,535 ($4,211)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 45 $26,505 $276 $40,724 ($3,394) $47,102 ($3,925)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 46 $26,750 $284 $16,013 ($1,334)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8 $33,850 ($2,821) $42,467 ($3,539)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 53 $25,000 $236 $26,125 ($2,177) $36,075 ($3,006)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Music. 56 $25,675 $249 $22,776 ($1,898)
Master's Degree Music. 18
Doctoral Degree Music. 18
Master's Degree Marketing. 86 $233 $51,668 ($4,306) $55,916 ($4,660)
Doctoral Degree Marketing. 1
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 97 $23,250 $228 $19,869 ($1,656) $51,899 ($4,325)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 36 $466 $57,549 ($4,796) $63,077 ($5,256)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 28 $27,000 $286 $26,047 ($2,171)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 87 $25,000 $265 $33,699 ($2,808)
Master's Degree Public Health. 10
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 12
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 377 $25,006 $212 $62,126 ($5,177) $65,351 ($5,446)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 84 $338 $95,472 ($7,956) $100,705 ($8,392)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 133 $21,875 $227 $68,554 ($5,713) $95,503 ($7,959)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 124 $25,000 $246 $52,411 ($4,368) $73,219 ($6,102)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 25 $83,149 ($6,929) $109,022 ($9,085)
Doctoral Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 493 $23,071 $228 $47,561 ($3,963) $65,054 ($5,421)
Master's Degree Taxation. 10
Bachelor's Degree History. 126 $20,568 $218 $30,296 ($2,525) $47,167 ($3,931)
Master's Degree History. 14
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 89 $22,000 $233 $73,771 ($6,148) $88,504 ($7,375)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 8
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 21 $233 $56,318 ($4,693) $63,959 ($5,330)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 56 $832 $79,368 ($6,614) $92,295 ($7,691)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 7
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 46 $26,000 $270 $41,212 ($3,434) $45,349 ($3,779)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 17 $45,440 ($3,787) $52,129 ($4,344)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 6
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 144 $26,875 $277 $40,858 ($3,405) $45,312 ($3,776)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 39 $350 $51,206 ($4,267) $56,933 ($4,744)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 9
Master's Degree Physics. 4


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $94,581
Full time faculty: 78%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $939,393,269 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,242,660,775 (2022)