Alabama State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,328
2022 Average Net Price
$13,176
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.23%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.6%
6,731 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,828
89.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.7%
317 Graduates

About

Alabama State University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Alabama State University were General Biological Sciences (60 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (46 degrees).

In 2022, 625 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama State University. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (540 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−15,668 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $8,328, which is $−15,668 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,176.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Alabama State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,328
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Alabama State University was $8,328. The cost of tuition at Alabama State University is $−15,668 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,176
2022 Value
2.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Alabama State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,176. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Alabama State University grew by 2.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,685
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama State University was of $6,685 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Alabama State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.23%
2019 Default Rate
98
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama State University was 5.23%, which represents 98 out of the 1875 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Alabama State University received 6,731 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,731 applicants, 6,502 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,828 students enrolled at Alabama State University in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,502
Accepted Out of 6,731

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama State University was 96.6% (6,502 admissions from 6,731 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.7%, while admissions grew by 11.1%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
166
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama State University had a total enrollment of 3,828 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,425 students and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.7% Black or African American, 4.05% White, 1.15% Two or More Races, 1.12% Hispanic or Latino, 0.313% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0784% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (32.3%) and White Female (1.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (44.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.4%) and White Female (20.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama State University is 3,425 and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at Alabama State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alabama State University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Alabama State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    3,435 enrolled students
  2. White
    155 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    44 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Alabama State University is 89.7% Black or African American, 4.05% White, 1.15% Two or More Races, 1.12% Hispanic or Latino, 0.313% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0784% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 35 students (0.914%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 221 more women than men received degrees from Alabama State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alabama State University is black or african american (540 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama State University is General Biological Sciences (60 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (47 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (46 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), and Biology (66 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Physicians (431,511 people), Other managers (250,845 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (227,512 people), Social workers, all other (195,354 people), and Postsecondary teachers (195,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University in 2022 are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and English (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and English (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (624,067 people), Elementary & secondary schools (572,251 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,032 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,135 people), and Offices of physicians (228,918 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama State University are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and English (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alabama State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama State University was General Biological Sciences with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

202
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
423
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University, which is 0.478 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (423).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1 times approximately the same the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama State University in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Alabama State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Alabama State University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.58% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    540 degrees awarded
  2. White
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama State University is black or african american (540 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

0.96% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    371 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    169 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alabama State University is black or african american female (371 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (169 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.03%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Alabama State University had a total salary expenditure of 163M. Alabama State University employs 62 Assistant professors, 60 Professors and 53 Associate professors. Most academics at Alabama State University are Male Assistant professor (36), Male Professor (33), and Female Professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 114 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees.

Endowment

$108M
2022 Endowment
17.1%
decline from 2021

Alabama State University has an endowment valued at about $108M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama State University declined 17.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $61.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$64M
2022 Salaries
27.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Alabama State University paid a median of $64M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 27.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M
Instructional Salaries
211
Number of Employees

In 2022, Alabama State University paid a total of $17M to 211 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama State University were Assistant professor with 62 employees, Professor with 60 employees, and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 114 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama State University was Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Alabama State University.

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