University of South Alabama Healthcare Programs
University of South Alabama is a public institution located in Mobile, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
University of South Alabama Rankings
USA holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USA.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards USA has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#5||Best Respiratory Care Therapy Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#8||Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#67||Best Allied Health Professions Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#70||Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#118||Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is University of South Alabama?
Contact details for USA are given below.
|Address:||307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002|
How Do I Get Into USA?
You can apply to USA online at: www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/applytousa.html
Admission Requirements for USA
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into USA?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Average Test Scores
About 10% of students accepted to USA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 610. Math scores were between 480 and 580.
Can I Afford University of South Alabama?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USA, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $11,438 a year. That adds up to $45,752 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USA is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of South Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,174 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,611 full-time undergraduates at USA, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Alabama students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,611|
|Hispanic or Latino||331|
Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Alabama. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at USA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at University of South Alabama
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USA has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of USA
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of South Alabama was $7,332 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $14,364. The following table shows how USA is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of USA
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Alabama was 4.8%. This is the #1,384 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USA regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USA.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of South Alabama Healthcare Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||15||21||36|
|Respiratory Care Therapy||0||28||28|
|Other Communication Disorders Sciences & Services||0||0||0|
|General Communication Sciences & Disorders||0||0||0|
|Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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