Alabama A & M University

Alabama A & M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also referred to as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is a public, land-grant, historically black university located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1875 as Alabama A&M. In 1896, the name was changed to The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes. In 1949, this name was changed to Alabama A&M College. Finally, in 1969, it was granted university status, and the name was changed to Alabama A&M University. The University campus stretches over more than 800 acres of suburban land. It grants admission to more than 5,000 students annually.

The men's and women's sports teams of the university are called the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs respectively. The official mascot of AAMU is the Bulldog. Students participate in basketball, football, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, bowling, volleyball and softball. The University also has men's and women's swimming clubs.

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Alabama A & M University
4900 Meridian St
Normal , AL 35762
General Phone: (256) 372-5000

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Alabama A & M Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching175education, educational administration, special ed, education of speech impaired, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, music teaching, ...
Business and Management170business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Family and Social Work110family and consumer science, social work
Science88biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counseling87psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology
Engineering54civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Agricultural Science and Management38agriculture, agricultural operations, food science, various agricutural courses
Computer Science and Engineering37computer and info science
Engineering Technician37civil engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Liberal Arts33English, economics, political science, sociology
Media28radio and TV tech
Architecture and Planning11urban planning
Medical Support and Technology9speech pathology
Landscaping and Horticulture9various plant science courses
Conservation and Resource Management7forestry courses
Art Studies6art studies
Animal Science and Care5animal science

Number of programs and degrees for Alabama A & M in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree63139
Master's degree25622
Doctor's degree254
Post-master's certificate21

Alabama A & M Student Body

Alabama A & M is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Alabama A & M had a total enrollment of 5,706 students (5,345 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 6%
Black 89%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 27%
22-24 23%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%
New York2%
North Carolina1%

Alabama A & M Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Alabama A & M Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Huntsville, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Alabama A & M Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Alabama A & M Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,072
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,304
Room and board $ 4,770
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,014
Books and supplies $ 1,800
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Alabama A & M participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 100200)

Alabama A & M Faculty

Alabama A & M has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5143
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5151

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$111,0432*
Associate professorcalendar year4$82,4753$73,706
Assistant professorcalendar year6$72,0614$73,356
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year24$96,53610$80,736

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$89,94712$84,425
Associate professoracademic year46$68,15217$59,586
Assistant professoracademic year74$54,53849$52,195
Instructoracademic year16$41,67733$37,020
All faculty totalacademic year164$63,147111$52,300

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alabama A & M Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southwestern Athletic Conference
Basketball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Baseball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Track University Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports192140

Alabama A & M Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Sciences, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Alabama A & M Apart:

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