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

$24,302

Net Price

69%

Admitted

16%

Enrolled

63%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Alma College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,353. In 2021, there were 26 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #30 in Michigan and ranks #796 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

26

Total Enrollment

1,353

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Alma College

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#30

Michigan Rank

Combining ranking factors for 37 schools that offer psychology degrees in Michigan, Alma College ranks #30.

#796

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Alma College ranks #796.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Alma College offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology26
Total Graduates26
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,908 students applied to the Alma College. The university admitted 69% and 16% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Michigan universities is 8,599. On average, all Michigan institutions admit 75% and 24% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Alma College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Michigan four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Alma College is 63%, compared to 57% for all Michigan universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare AC to Michigan Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Alma College to the average of all Michigan 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.

AC

2,908

Applicants

69%

Percent Admitted

16%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

MI Colleges

8,599

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 91 or 69% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 40 or 31% part-time faculty members employed at Alma College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 91 or 69%.

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.

AC

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

69%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Alma College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $43,602, and the average cost for books and supplies is $850.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $18,000 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,500.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Alma College 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 Alma College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,138
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,316
Total Living Expenses$14,454
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$43,602
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$850
Total Undergraduate Expenses$58,906
In-State, Graduate Tuition$18,000
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,500
Total Graduate Expenses$20,500
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Alma College is $24,302. 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.

Compare Alma College to all Michigan 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.

AC

$58,906

Cost to Attend

$32,107

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,302

Net Price

MI Colleges

$33,439

Cost to Attend

$12,508

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,125

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 396 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,412 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $32,107.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,412$32,107
Pell Grants357$4,744
Federal Student Loans973$6,747
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Alma College 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.

AC

1,412

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

357

Number of Pell Grants

13%

Pell Grants

973

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

MI Colleges

4,643

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,877

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,430

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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