2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$21,263

Net Price

79%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

72%

Graduation Rate

19/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

The University of Alabama

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 38,316. In 2021, there were 672 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Alabama and ranks #225 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

672

Total Enrollment

38,316

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for The University of Alabama

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#2

Alabama Rank

Combining ranking factors for 25 schools that offer psychology degrees in Alabama, The University of Alabama ranks #2.

#225

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., The University of Alabama ranks #225.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, The University of Alabama offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Mental Health Counseling and Social Work. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and Educational Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology2285
Educational Psychology2284
General Psychology2841015
Mental Health Counseling3
School Psychology1
Social Work532325
Total Graduates3372891630
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 42,421 students applied to the The University of Alabama. The university admitted 79% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Alabama universities is 7,598. On average, all Alabama institutions admit 76% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of The University of Alabama students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 89%. Compared to all Alabama four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for The University of Alabama is 72%, compared to 47% for all Alabama universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 26%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Bama to Alabama Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of The University of Alabama to the average of all Alabama four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Bama

42,421

Applicants

79%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

89%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

72%

Graduation Rate

AL Colleges

7,598

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,627 or 77% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 474 or 23% part-time faculty members employed at The University of Alabama. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,557 or 74%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Bama

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

77%

Percent Full-Time

23%

Percent Part-Time

74%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AL Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

61%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at The University of Alabama the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,780, and the average cost for books and supplies is $800.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,780 and the average cost for graduate fees is $690.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend The University of Alabama in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for The University of Alabama2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,934
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,670
Total Living Expenses$18,604
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,780
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$800
Total Undergraduate Expenses$30,184
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,780
In-State, Graduate Fees$690
Total Graduate Expenses$11,470
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend The University of Alabama is $21,263. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend The University of Alabama presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$17,523$18,338
$30,001 – $48,000$19,434$20,121
$48,001 – $75,000$21,649$21,957
$75,001 – $110,000$23,957$23,830
$110,001 and more$23,605$24,948
US Department of Education

Compare The University of Alabama to all Alabama universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Bama

$30,184

Cost to Attend

$15,032

Average Financial Aid

85%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,263

Net Price

AL Colleges

$27,050

Cost to Attend

$9,900

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,183

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 5,511 or 85%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 20,604 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,032.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid20,604$15,032
Pell Grants5,421$4,796
Federal Student Loans10,940$6,364
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the The University of Alabama to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Bama

20,604

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

5,421

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

10,940

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

AL Colleges

3,874

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,676

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,399

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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