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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.

104 Undergraduate Degrees
$24,294 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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.

Contact Details
Address: 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Phone: 251-460-6101

How Do I Get Into USA?

You can apply to USA online at:

Admission Requirements for USA

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USA?

73% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of South Alabama is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 503 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 480 to 580 )
USA received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 20 to 27 )

Can I Afford University of South Alabama?

$24,294 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USA is $24,294. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

7,611 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,050 undergraduate students at USA, with 7,611 being full-time and 1,439 being part-time.


There are also 5,174 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,611 full-time undergraduates at USA, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Alabama students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 270
Black or African American 1,611
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 4,599
International Students 132
Other Races/Ethnicities 668

Geographic Diversity

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

4,123 Took All Classes Online
8,677 Took At Least One Class Online
4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,677 students took at least one online class at the school.

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
Registered Nursing #67 #34

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
Nursing Administration #142
Nursing Practice #169
Registered Nursing #433

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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Radiologic Technology 0 40 40
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 15 21 36
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 28 28
Physician Assistant 0 0 0
Audiology/Audiologist 0 0 0
Other Communication Disorders Sciences & Services 0 0 0
General Communication Sciences & Disorders 0 0 0
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 0 0 0
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 0 0 0
Medical Informatics 0 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0
Nursing Administration 0 0 0
Nursing Practice 0 0 0
Registered Nursing 0 0 0
Occupational Therapy 0 0 0
Physical Therapy/Therapist 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 89 104


*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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