University of Alabama at Birmingham

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,832
3.08% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,834
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.21%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.7%
9,947 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
21,639
69.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.2%
1,237 Graduates

About

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Registered Nursing (625 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (266 degrees), and General Public Health (236 degrees).

In 2022, 6,377 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,881 degrees), 3.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,186 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,832, which is $−21,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $8,832, which is $−21,318 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,834.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of Alabama at Birmingham received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,832
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,832. The cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $−21,318 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,834
2022 Value
0.918%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Alabama at Birmingham had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,834. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Alabama at Birmingham grew by 0.918%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,307
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama at Birmingham was of $12,307 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.23% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
1.21%
2019 Default Rate
59
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 1.21%, which represents 59 out of the 4887 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Alabama at Birmingham received 9,947 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 9,947 applicants, 8,622 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.7% acceptance rate.

There were 21,639 students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,622
Accepted Out of 9,947

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alabama at Birmingham was 86.7% (8,622 admissions from 9,947 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions declined by −18.2%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
145
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total enrollment of 21,639 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 15,080 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,559. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.1% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 7.17% Asian, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0462% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,639 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 15,080 and the part-time enrollment is 6,559. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Alabama at Birmingham had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    11,055 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    4,590 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,551 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 51.1% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 7.17% Asian, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0462% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 985 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,047 more women than men received degrees from University of Alabama at Birmingham. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,881 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1186 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Registered Nursing (625 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (266 degrees) and General Public Health (236 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alabama at Birmingham, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (618 degrees awarded), Health (2,530 degrees), and Engineering (362 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,651,212 people), Registered nurses (1,524,058 people), Physicians (594,462 people), Other managers (564,618 people), and Secondary school teachers (528,677 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2022 are Biology (618 degrees awarded), Health (2,530 degrees), Engineering (362 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Education (474 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Alabama at Birmingham are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (618 degrees awarded), Health (2,530 degrees), Engineering (362 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Education (474 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Alabama at Birmingham are Elementary & secondary schools (3,060,419 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,134,484 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (835,401 people), Computer Systems Design (596,039 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (500,902 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Biology (618 degrees awarded), Health (2,530 degrees), Engineering (362 degrees), Physical Sciences (84 degrees), and Education (474 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 362 degrees awarded
  2. 230 degrees awarded
  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Registered Nursing with 362 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,165
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,212
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,165 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is 0.514 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,212).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 172 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 866 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Registered Nursing, which is 7.16 times more than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from University of Alabama at Birmingham completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (89.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Alabama at Birmingham is Female and Asian (89.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.485% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,881 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,186 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    430 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white (3,881 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1186 degrees).

1.91% of degree recipients (122 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,589 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,292 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    853 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Alabama at Birmingham is white female (2,589 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1292 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at nearly $673M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−77.2%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Alabama at Birmingham had a total salary expenditure of 4B. University of Alabama at Birmingham employs 295 Assistant professors, 268 Associate professors and 265 Professors. Most academics at University of Alabama at Birmingham are Female Assistant professor (202), Male Professor (159), and Male Associate professor (141).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham are: Business and Financial Operations, with 654 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 558 employees, and Service with 512 employees.

Endowment

$673M
2022 Endowment
5.38%
decline from 2021

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an endowment valued at about $673M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alabama at Birmingham declined 5.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $300M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $465M - Federal
  2. $12.6M - State
  3. $2.61M - Local

As of 2022, University of Alabama at Birmingham received $465M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.6M from state grants and contracts, and $2.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.55B
2022 Salaries
8.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a median of $1.55B in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($4B) and a 8.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118M
Instructional Salaries
942
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Alabama at Birmingham paid a total of $118M to 942 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
295 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
654 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Assistant professor with 295 employees, Associate professor with 268 employees, and Professor with 265 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham were Business and Financial Operations with 654 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 558 employees, and Service with 512 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alabama at Birmingham was Female Assistant professor with 202 employees, Male Professor with 159 employees, and Male Associate professor with 141 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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