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 Alabama A & M University

Alabama A & M University - Normal, AL

4900 Meridian Street, Normal, Alabama 35762

General information:(256)372-5000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,922(4,128 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,692 $5,800 $6,828 -15%
Out-of-state $8,638 $10,672 $12,156 -12%
Books and supplies $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,350 $5,530 $6,980 -21%
Other $2,080 $2,080 $2,080 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,530 $5,530 $5,530 0%
Other $2,080 $2,080 $2,080 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $13,922 $15,210 $17,688 -12%
Off Campus $14,102 $15,210 $16,238 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,792 $8,900 $9,928 -11%
On Campus $17,868 $20,082 $23,016 -13%
Off Campus $18,048 $20,082 $21,566 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,738 $13,772 $15,256 -13%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,328
In-state fees $1,500
Out-of-state tuition $10,656
Out-of-state fees $1,500
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,066
In-state fee $1,500
Out-of-state tuition $12,132
Out-of-state fees $1,500
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,063 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 949 85% $7,184,700 $7,571
Federal grants 827 75% $4,005,894 $4,844
Pell grants 827 75% $3,849,249 $4,654
Other federal grants 191 17% $156,645 $820
State/local government grant or scholarships 40 4% $62,290 $1,557
Institutional grants or scholarships 364 33% $3,116,516 $8,562
Student loan aid 926 83% $5,998,981 $6,478
Federal student loans 925 83% $5,928,781 $6,409
Other student loans 12 1% $70,200 $5,850
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,995 81% $30,468,321 $7,627
Pell grants 3,425 69% $16,129,340 $4,709
Federal student loans 3,904 79% $29,047,424 $7,440


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,770 $7,194 $7,792
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,448 $7,015 $7,466
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,906 $8,004 $9,486
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,754 $11,909 $10,707
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,284 $12,757 $11,632
$110,001 and more $6,011 $12,670 $13,892

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,922
Undergraduate enrollment 4,128
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 185
Graduate enrollment 794

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,156 2,847 4,309
Percent admitted 50% 51% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 51% 15% 10%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 96 12%
ACT 783 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 370 450
SAT Math 360 450
SAT Writing 370 440
ACT Composite 16 19
ACT English 14 19
ACT Math 15 18
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 3548
Baseball 27-
Basketball 1616
Bowling -7
Football 79-
Golf 4-
Soccer -24
Softball -18
Tennis 55
Volleyball -11


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1963 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

12/01/1979 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

10/01/1994 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1973 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession711
Drug law violations618 11
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 6168
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 554
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 200
Robbery 431
Aggravated assault 1458
Burglary 667358
Motor vehicle theft 122
Arson 112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 542
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 200
Robbery 431
Aggravated assault 1448
Burglary 666932
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 112
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate14.3%
Number in default217
Number in repayment1,514

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00100200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-5--
Agricultural Economics0---
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other1274-
Agriculture, General0---
Animal Sciences, General2---
Food Science861-
Plant Sciences, Other20--
Category total24185-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning811--
Category total811--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6110--
Category total6110--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General6923--
Finance, General11---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General20---
Office Management and Supervision0---
Category total11823--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician32---
Category total32---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1610--
Category total1610--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education02--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching32--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments7---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-12-0
Elementary Education and Teaching2814--
Music Teacher Education7---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching285--
Reading Teacher Education--3-
Secondary Education and Teaching1329--
Special Education and Teaching, General310--
Category total897430
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General13---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26---
Engineering, Other-3--
Mechanical Engineering14---
Category total533--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician5---
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other7---
Industrial Technology/Technician77--
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other6---
Category total257--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10---
Category total10---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General189--
Category total189--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-11--
Category total-11--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies13---
Category total13---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General10---
Category total10---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forestry, Other9---
Category total9---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11---
Physics, General32--
Physics, Other--1-
Category total1421-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-8--
Counseling Psychology-18--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-0--
Psychology, General39---
Category total3926--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work4036--
Category total4036--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0---
Political Science and Government, General18---
Category total30---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General10---
Category total10---
Grand total61924090