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University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

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Overview

Student Population
14,834
University of South Alabama overview
Location Mobile, Alabama
Online southalabama.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of South Alabama overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Mobile, Alabama, University of South Alabama is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,555 prospective students applied, and 5,199 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,910 enrolled in the school.  12,323 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,511 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,896 plus fees of $500. University of South Alabama is ranked 704 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes

University of South Alabama is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
University of South Alabama overview
SAT 1040/1240
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
79.3% 
University of South Alabama overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition
$7,896
In State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,620
Budget for Other Expenses$4,390
Total One Year Cost$21,706
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,792
Out of State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,620
Budget for Other Expenses$4,390
Total One Year Cost$29,602

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of South Alabama students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 27%
Business 14%
Education 11%
Engineering 6%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.