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

$14,984

Net Price

71%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

47%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of South Alabama

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 13,992. In 2021, there were 129 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #10 in Alabama and ranks #998 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

129

Total Enrollment

13,992

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for University of South Alabama

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#10

Alabama Rank

Combining ranking factors for 25 schools that offer psychology degrees in Alabama, University of South Alabama ranks #10.

#998

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of South Alabama ranks #998.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of South Alabama offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and Medical Psychology are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology7
General Psychology926
Medical Psychology7
Social Work17
Total Graduates109614
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 11,817 students applied to the University of South Alabama. The university admitted 71% and 21% 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 University of South Alabama students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 71%. Compared to all Alabama four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for University of South Alabama is 47%, compared to 47% for all Alabama universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 62%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of South 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.

South Alabama

11,817

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

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 832 or 65% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 448 or 35% part-time faculty members employed at University of South Alabama. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 805 or 63%.

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.

South Alabama

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

65%

Percent Full-Time

35%

Percent Part-Time

63%

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 University of South Alabama the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $8,256, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $8,226 and the average cost for graduate fees is $200.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of South 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 University of South Alabama2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,150
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,762
Total Living Expenses$12,912
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$8,256
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,300
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,468
In-State, Graduate Tuition$8,226
In-State, Graduate Fees$200
Total Graduate Expenses$8,426
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of South Alabama is $14,984. 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 University of South 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$12,906$11,305
$30,001 – $48,000$13,717$12,976
$48,001 – $75,000$17,568$17,403
$75,001 – $110,000$21,445$21,560
$110,001 and more$21,591$22,139
US Department of Education

Compare University of South 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.

South Alabama

$22,468

Cost to Attend

$6,709

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,984

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 1,481 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 6,738 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,709.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid6,738$6,709
Pell Grants3,323$4,931
Federal Student Loans4,634$10,988
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of South 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.

South Alabama

6,738

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

3,323

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

4,634

Federal Student Loans

32%

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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