University of West Alabama

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School Overview

The University of West Alabama is located in Livingston, Alabama. It is a small state university situated on a historic campus.

Many students are drawn to this school for its small class sizes. Students enjoy the benefits of a private school without the high tuition rates.

Although the school has a small study body, numerous academic programs are offered at the University of West Alabama. The following schools provide the university’s educational programs:

  • The school of business
  • The school of liberal arts
  • The school of education
  • The school of nursing
  • The school of natural sciences and mathematics

This university also offers online degree programs. Some master’s degree programs are offered at this school, predominantly in education.

General Information

Admission Office

Station 4

Livingston, AL 35470

(205) 652-3578

(888) 636-8800

Fax: (205) 652-3708

Contact: Richard Hester

Director of Admissions
Main Address
205 North Washington Street

Livingston, AL 35470

(205) 652-3400


Total undergrads: 1,868

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,867

Graduate enrollment: 3,020


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: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 68%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,608 $5,100 $5,780 $6,524 +12.87%
Books and Supplies $900 $1,025 $1,120 $1,120 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,633 $4,149 $4,416 $4,828 +9.33%
Other $2,400 $3,552 $3,736 $3,736 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,283 $3,863 $3,836 $4,142 +7.98%
Other $2,400 $3,552 $3,736 $3,736 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $11,541 $13,826 $15,052 $16,208 +7.68%
In-state Off Campus $13,191 $13,540 $14,472 $15,522 +7.26%
In-state with Family $5,508 $6,125 $6,900 $7,644 +10.78%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,360
In-state Student Fees $120
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,720
Out-of-state Student Fees $120

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 263 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 229 82% $1,087,651 $4,750
• Federal grants 170 61% $586,962 $3,453
• Pell grants 168 60% $550,662 $3,278
• Other federal grants 61 22% $36,300 $595
Local and state government scholarships or grants 26 9% $16,546 $636
Institutional scholarships or grants 205 73% $484,143 $2,362
Student loan financial aid 206 74% $1,078,295 $5,234
• Federal student loans 206 74% $1,078,295 $5,234
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 202 956 51
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10
Biology and Biological Sciences 10
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 42
Accounting 10
Business Administration and Management 30
Management Information Systems 2
Education 74 956
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 195
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 315
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 37
Educational Leadership and Administration 13
Educational/instructional Technology 94
Elementary Education and Teaching 36 160
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 34 22
Secondary Education and Teaching 75
Special Education and Teaching 4 45
Engineering Technology 15
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 10
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 5
English Language and Literature/letters 6
English Language and Literature 6
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 3 47
Athletic Training/trainer 3
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 47
History 7
History 7
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics 7
Mechanics and Repairers 4
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 7
Biological and Physical Sciences 7
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry 3
Psychology 11
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 17
Sociology 17
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B


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

Engineering Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) A


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

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.

University of West Alabama Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (205) 652-3400
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Station One, Livingston, AL 35470
Setting: Rural: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,653
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,314 (23% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,990
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,090
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,529

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

University of West Alabama Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of West Alabama.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 63101
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 122
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 2
Grand total 6425151

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of West Alabama 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 $10,990
Out-of-state $20,090
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,868
Out-of-state $13,546

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 403 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 387 93% $5,529
Student loan aid 396 96% $7,232

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,515 70% $5,579
Federal student loans 1,294 60% $9,648

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,569 2,681 4,888
Percent admitted 100% 35% 35%
Percent admitted who enrolled 4% 5% 4%

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

University of West Alabama Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,653
Undergraduate enrollment 2,239
Graduate enrollment 3,414

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

University of West Alabama Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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