University of South Alabama

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The University of South Alabama is a public university that offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is located in Mobile, Alabama. The school is recognized for its excellent health education programs, and it is home to a medical and pharmacy school.

The school also offers notable engineering, psychology, and marine science programs. More than 17,000 students are enrolled at the University of South Alabama at any given time.

General Information

Admission Office

Meisler Hall, Suite 2500

307 University Boulevard North

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

(251) 460-6141

(800) 872-5247

Fax: (251) 460-7876

[email protected]

Contact: Norma Tanner

Director of Admissions
Main Address
307 University Boulevard North

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

(251) 460-6101

www.southalabama.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 11,048

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,617

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,701

Graduate enrollment: 2,734

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 90%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 67%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,822 $5,512 $5,962 $5,748 -3.59%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 +20.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,866 $7,438 $5,344 $5,860 +9.66%
Other $2,454 $2,454 $2,454 $2,454 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,148 $8,750 $7,760 $7,442 -4.10%
Other $2,454 $2,454 $2,454 $2,454 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $15,342 $16,404 $14,760 $15,262 +3.40%
In-state Off Campus $16,624 $17,716 $17,176 $16,844 -1.93%
In-state with Family $6,022 $6,512 $6,962 $6,948 -0.20%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $5,400
In-state Student Fees $300
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,800
Out-of-state Student Fees $300

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,306 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,066 69% $5,459,687 $5,122
• Federal grants 530 34% $2,300,178 $4,340
• Pell grants 480 31% $1,658,674 $3,456
• Other federal grants 303 20% $641,504 $2,117
Local and state government scholarships or grants 170 11% $157,953 $929
Institutional scholarships or grants 705 46% $3,001,556 $4,258
Student loan financial aid 701 45% $4,316,591 $6,158
• Federal student loans 694 45% $4,073,952 $5,870
• Other student loans 37 2% $242,639 $6,558

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1547 694 178 174
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 95 4 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 4
Biology and Biological Sciences 65 3
Biomedical Sciences 30
Environmental Toxicology 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 257 39
Accounting 45 9
Business Administration and Management 85 30
Business/commerce 18
Business/managerial Economics 1
E-commerce/electronic Commerce
Finance 36
Marketing/marketing Management 72
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 85 14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 85 14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 27 20
Computer and Information Sciences 20
Computer Science 11
Information Science/studies 6
Information Technology 10
Education 218 174 10 13
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4
Education, Other 5 10 13
Educational Leadership and Administration 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 140 42
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 40 20
Reading Teacher Education 2
School Librarian/school Library Media Specialist 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 31 19
Special Education and Teaching 7 39
Engineering 95 63
Chemical Engineering 11 5
Civil Engineering 18 2
Computer Engineering 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 26 51
Mechanical Engineering 35 5
English Language and Literature/letters 47 13
English Language and Literature 47 13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17
Foreign Languages and Literatures 17
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 382 341 160 143
Audiology/audiologist 11
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 1
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other 3
Communication Sciences and Disorders 22
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 5 101
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 11
Medicine 66
Occupational Therapy/therapist 23
Physical Therapy/therapist 52
Physician Assistant 34
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 23 27
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 306 268 28 15
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 14
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 16
History 41 7
History 41 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 34
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 34
Human Services Programs 12 3
Public Administration 3
Social Work 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics and Statistics 6 2
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics 1 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 17 4 4 7
Biological and Physical Sciences 4 4
Gerontology 7
International/global Studies 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 27
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 27
Physical Sciences 32
Chemistry 5
Geology/earth Science 13
Meteorology 13
Physics 1
Psychology 53 10
Psychology 53 10
Social Sciences 52 11
Anthropology 10
Economics
Geography 13 11
Political Science and Government 17
Sociology 12
Visual and Performing Arts 50
Art and art Studies 32
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 8
Music 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Respiratory Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Statistics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology 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.


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