Alma College

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School Overview

Located in Alma, Michigan, Alma College is a privately owned and operated, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college that is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college’s 13th and current president is Dr. Jeff Abernathy.

Alma College offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in over 28 areas of study. Some of the college’s most popular programs are in biology, business administration and management, exercise and health science, psychology, and education. The college also offers a variety of study abroad programs and service learning opportunities designed to enhance students’ academic and learning experience.

In 2005, The Princeton Review and Campus Compact ranked Alma College among 81 “Colleges with a Conscience”. Not only does Alma College help its students develop critical thinking and leadership skills, but the institution is also dedicated to producing graduates that lead with purpose, serve generously, and are responsible stewards of the world.

General Information

Admission Office

614 West Superior Street

Alma, MI 48801-1599

(989) 463-7139

(800) 321-2562

Fax: (989) 463-7057

Contact: Evan Montague

Director of Admissions
Main Address

614 West Superior Street

Alma, MI 48801-1599

(989) 463-7111

Total undergrads: 1,384

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 429

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,350


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 73%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Illustrating B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Gerontology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Alma College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (989) 463-7111
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 614 W Superior, Alma, MI 48801-1599
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,442
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 1,442 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $41,398
Out-of-state Tuition: $41,398
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $30,844

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Alma College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alma College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 16
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 4
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 59

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alma College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $41,398
Out-of-state $41,398
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 404 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 404 100% $30,844
Student loan aid 317 78% $9,489

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,406 98% $29,436
Federal student loans 1,053 73% $6,867

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alma College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alma College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,036 1,302 1,734
Percent admitted 100% 59% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 13% 13%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alma College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,442
Undergraduate enrollment 1,442
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alma College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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