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 University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL

307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

General information:(251)460-6101
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of less than 1 academic year
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:14,769(11,578 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
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
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 $5,962 $5,748 $6,204 -7%
Out-of-state $11,302 $11,196 $12,108 -8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,344 $5,860 $6,270 -7%
Other $2,454 $2,454 $3,762 -35%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,760 $7,442 $7,624 -2%
Other $2,454 $2,454 $3,762 -53%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,454 $2,454 $3,762 -35%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $14,760 $15,262 $17,436 -12%
Off Campus $17,176 $16,844 $18,790 -11%
Off Campus with Family $9,416 $9,402 $11,166 -18%
Out-of-state
On Campus $20,100 $20,710 $23,340 -13%
Off Campus $22,516 $22,292 $24,694 -8%
Off Campus with Family $14,756 $14,850 $17,070 -18%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,904
In-state fees $300
Out-of-state tuition $11,808
Out-of-state fees $300
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 $5,976
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $11,952
Out-of-state fees $0
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 1,555 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,362 80% $7,863,804 $5,774
Federal grants 823 48% $4,125,932 $5,013
Pell grants 772 45% $3,333,946 $4,319
Other federal grants 353 21% $791,986 $2,244
State/local government grant or scholarships 138 8% $84,735 $614
Institutional grants or scholarships 898 53% $3,653,137 $4,068
Student loan aid 1,005 59% $7,202,851 $7,167
Federal student loans 1,000 59% $6,980,941 $6,981
Other student loans 31 2% $221,910 $7,158
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 6,967 60% $38,866,479 $5,579
Pell grants 4,137 35% $17,199,339 $4,157
Federal student loans 6,059 52% $48,189,558 $7,953

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,527 $7,994 $8,268
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 $7,641 $6,714 $7,053
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,429 $8,514 $8,064
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,384 $10,500 $10,594
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,681 $11,637 $11,438
$110,001 and more $11,977 $11,794 $11,467

• 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.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 14,769
Undergraduate enrollment 11,578
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,102
Graduate enrollment 3,191
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,473 2,005 2,468
Percent admitted 87% 84% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 84% 45% 42%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 141 7%
ACT 1752 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 435 570
SAT Math 420 560
SAT Writing 420 560
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 17 24
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, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1614
Football 128-
Golf 117
Soccer -33
Softball -18
Tennis 77
Track and Field, Indoor 3322
Track and Field, Outdoor 3325
Track and Field, X-Country 912
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1984 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

01/01/2004 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

12/01/1995 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

12/07/1977 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

02/01/1984 - 02/01/2005Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

02/01/2003 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

02/01/1984 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1972 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1969 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

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession450
Drug law violations1431 29
Liquor law violations0244
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 210
Drug law violations 4814
Liquor law violations 0135
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 001
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 264
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 536
Aggravated assault 361
Burglary 315833
Motor vehicle theft 9610
Arson 0100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 001
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 264
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 401
Aggravated assault 300
Burglary 245229
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 030
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8%
Number in default242
Number in repayment3,003

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00105700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of less than 1 academic year Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Doctor's degree - professional practice Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other---9-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General33-------
Biomedical Sciences, General51--------
Environmental Toxicology-4-------
Category total1147-9-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting39-------
Business Administration and Management, General126-------
Business/Commerce, General14--------
Business/Managerial Economics0--------
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0--------
Finance, General2--------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General61--------
Category total27035-------
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric212-------
Category total9312-------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science9--------
Computer and Information Sciences, General044-------
Information Science/Studies14--------
Information Technology18--------
Category total4144-------
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24-------
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1-------
Education, Other-574-----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3-------
Elementary Education and Teaching11333-------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5217-------
Reading Teacher Education-7-------
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-3-------
Secondary Education and Teaching3513-------
Special Education and Teaching, General431-------
Category total20413774-----
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering113-------
Civil Engineering, General345-------
Computer Engineering, General11--------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering174-------
Mechanical Engineering367-------
Category total11489-------
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General175-------
Category total475-------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General7--------
Category total7--------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist-------11-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0--------
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other---0-----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General26--------
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)6---49-28--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other16--------
Medicine-------69-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-25-------
Physical Therapy/Therapist-------56-
Physician Assistant-35-------
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer35-------34
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse126631----21-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist20--------
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-23-------
Category total41634931049-2815734
History Colleges
History, General152-------
Category total412-------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2--------
Category total30--------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics6--------
Mathematics, General-0-------
Category total170-------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-2-2-----
Gerontology----60---
International/Global Studies22--------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General74--------
Category total962-260---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies19--------
Category total19--------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy4--------
Category total11--------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General12--------
Geology/Earth Science, General20--------
Meteorology26--------
Physics, General2--------
Category total60--------
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General39-------
Category total609-------
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-11-------
Social Work14--------
Category total1411-------
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology9--------
Economics, General0--------
Geography14-----16--
Political Science and Government, General2--------
Sociology191-------
Category total661----16--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General2--------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--------
Music, General21--------
Category total57--------
Grand total7170338155504415734