Alabama A & M University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,379

3.06% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,812

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.3%

8,610 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,001

88.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24%

201 Graduates

About

Alabama A & M University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alabama A & M University were General Biological Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Social Work (34 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (33 degrees).

In 2017, 815 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alabama A & M University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (697 degrees), 8.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,379, which is $-12,354 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alabama A & M University is $8,379, which is $-12,354 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,812.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,379

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University was $8,379. The cost of tuition at Alabama A & M University is $-12,354 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,812

2017 Value

1.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Alabama A & M University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,812. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Alabama A & M University grew by 1.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,830

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alabama A & M University was of $8,830 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 8.48% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.41% with respect to 2016, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

18.2%

2016 Default Rate

342

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Alabama A & M University was 18.2%, which represents 342 out of the 1875 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Alabama A & M University received 8,610 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.2% annual growth. Out of those 8,610 applicants, 7,772 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 6,001 students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alabama A & M University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,772

Accepted Out of 8,610

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alabama A & M University was 90.3% (7,772 admissions from 8,610 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 22.2%, while admissions grew by 26.3%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

21

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Alabama A & M University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alabama A & M University has a total enrollment of 6,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,335 students and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.3% Black or African American, 3.87% White, 0.95% Two or More Races, 0.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.283% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alabama A & M University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (37.8%) and White Male (1.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (59.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.1%) and White Female (8.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alabama A & M University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Alabama A & M University is 5,335 and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Alabama A & M University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 A & M University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alabama A & M University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    5,361

  2. White

    232

  3. Two or More Races

    57

The enrolled student population at Alabama A & M University is 89.3% Black or African American, 3.87% White, 0.95% Two or More Races, 0.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.283% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 189 students (3.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 231 more women than men received degrees from Alabama A & M University. The majority of degree recipients at Alabama A & M University are black or african american (697 degrees awarded). There were 8.71 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alabama A & M University is General Biological Sciences (43 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (34 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alabama A & M University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (20 degrees), and Agriculture (41 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Social workers, all other (247,775 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,306 people), Other managers (143,927 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,071 people), and Postsecondary teachers (79,523 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (20 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), and Psychology (82 degrees).

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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 A & M University are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Nurse anesthetists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (20 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), and Psychology (82 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Elementary & secondary schools (410,012 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (226,368 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (213,536 people), Individual & family services (199,118 people), and Outpatient care centers (173,800 people).

The most specialized majors at Alabama A & M University are Public Administration and Social Service (126 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (20 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), and Psychology (82 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alabama A & M University.

Most Common

  1. 43 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alabama A & M University was General Biological Sciences with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 292

  2. 523

In 2017, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University, which is 0.558 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Alabama A & M University in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 3.13 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to women at Alabama A & M University in Social Work, which is 4.73 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

31%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Alabama A & M University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alabama A & M University is Female and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    697 degrees awarded

  2. White

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alabama A & M University is black or african american (697 degrees awarded). There were 8.71 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

0.613% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    444 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    253 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alabama A & M University is black or african american female (444 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (253 degrees).

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Operations

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $43.1k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Alabama A & M University had a total salary expenditure of $150M. Alabama A & M University employs 100 Assistant professors, 58 Associate professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at Alabama A & M University are Female Assistant professors (51), Male Assistant professors(49), and Male Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 196 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 109 employees, and Management with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Alabama A & M University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Alabama A & M University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $22.6M - Federal

  2. $1.06M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Alabama A & M University received $22.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.06M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.8M

2017 Salaries

2.26%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Alabama A & M University paid a median of $54.8M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.411% decline from 2015 and a 3.05% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.2M

Instructional Salaries

255

Number of Employees

In 2017, Alabama A & M University paid a total of $16.2M to 255 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

100 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

196 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Assistant professor with 100 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alabama A & M University were Office and Administrative Support with 196 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees; and Management with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alabama A & M University was Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, Male Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

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