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 University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama - Livingston, AL

Station One, Livingston, Alabama 35470

General information:(205)652-3400
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,258(2,076 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
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 $5,780 $6,524 $6,918 -6%
Out-of-state $10,840 $11,988 $12,766 -6%
Books and supplies $1,120 $1,120 $1,200 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $4,416 $4,828 $4,840 -0%
Other $3,736 $3,736 $3,800 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $3,836 $4,142 $4,200 -1%
Other $3,736 $3,736 $3,800 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,736 $3,736 $3,800 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,052 $16,208 $16,758 0%
Off Campus $14,472 $15,522 $16,118 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,636 $11,380 $11,918 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $20,112 $21,672 $22,606 -5%
Off Campus $19,532 $20,986 $21,966 -5%
Off Campus with Family $15,696 $16,844 $17,766 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,848
In-state fees $1,070
Out-of-state tuition $11,696
Out-of-state fees $1,070
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,816
In-state fee $120
Out-of-state tuition $13,632
Out-of-state fees $120
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 272 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 252 89% $1,240,444 $4,922
Federal grants 208 73% $813,937 $3,913
Pell grants 173 61% $788,402 $4,557
Other federal grants 35 12% $25,535 $730
State/local government grant or scholarships 7 2% $4,412 $630
Institutional grants or scholarships 163 58% $422,095 $2,590
Student loan aid 218 77% $1,144,636 $5,251
Federal student loans 200 71% $1,043,101 $5,216
Other student loans 18 6% $101,535 $5,641
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 1,493 77% $7,784,699 $5,214
Pell grants 1,234 64% $5,964,942 $4,834
Federal student loans 1,442 74% $11,254,675 $7,805

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 $8,995 $10,146 $12,388
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 $10,428 $8,712 $9,765
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,508 $11,014 $10,185
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,176 $10,141 $11,904
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $10,916 $12,709
$110,001 and more Not applicable $11,334 $12,017

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• 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 5,258
Undergraduate enrollment 2,076
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 340
Graduate enrollment 3,182
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 937 415 522
Percent admitted 49% 41% 54%
Percent admitted who enrolled 41% 39% 37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
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 12 4%
ACT 342 97%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 462 500
SAT Math 535 660
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 22
ACT English 18 23
ACT Math 16 22
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, 50 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 46-
Basketball 1416
Football 115-
Rodeo --
Soccer -25
Softball -20
Tennis 99
Track and Field, X-Country 1412
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1938 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
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

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1978 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations31 0
Liquor law violations300
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 200
Liquor law violations 200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 521
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 501
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 Rate11.7%
Number in default167
Number in repayment1,423

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00102400

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.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-7-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-0-
Category total-7-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-4-
Business Administration and Management, General-28-
Management Information Systems, General-4-
Category total-36-
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching11--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General17--
Educational/Instructional Technology113--
Elementary Education and Teaching1230-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching251-
Secondary Education and Teaching87--
Special Education and Teaching, General35-
Category total105869-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-0-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-8-
Category total-8-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-2-
Category total-15-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-5-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--55
Category total-555
History Colleges
History, General-1-
Category total-11-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-8-
Category total-8-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology--8
Category total--8
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-5-
Category total-5-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-4-
Category total-4-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-0-
Category total-8-
Social Sciences Colleges
Sociology-0-
Category total-15-
Grand total23463