University Of South Alabama

University Of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama, commonly referred to as USA, is a public, doctoral-level university located in Mobile, Alabama, United States. It was founded by the Alabama Legislature in 1963. The university enrolls more than 10,000 students. USA offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Allied Health Professions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • Mitchell Cancer Institute
  • Mitchell College of Business
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • School of Continuing Education and Special
  • South Alabama Jaguars

USA's athletic teams are nicknamed the Jaguars. They compete in the NCAA Division I athletics.

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University of South Alabama
307 N University Blvd
Mobile , AL 36688-0002
General Phone: (251) 460-6101

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University of South Alabama Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine559EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Education and Teaching447educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching, reading teaching, school librarian, ...
Business and Management287business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, managerial economics, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts205foreign language and literature, Russian language, English, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, ...
Engineering192chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Medical Support and Technology150audiology, speech pathology, respiratory care tech, radiographer, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Science139biology, biomedical sciences, environmental toxicology, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, meteorology, chemistry, geology, physics ...
Therapy and Counseling136psychology, communication disorders, communication disorders services, physical therapy
Media89communication studies
Medicine84gerontology, medical preparatory, medicine
Computer Science and Engineering74computer and info science, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43parks and recreation studies, occupational therapy
Security and Law Enforcement43criminal justice and administration
Art Studies29art studies
Mathematics14mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Family and Social Work13public administration, social work
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for University of South Alabama in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,55951
Master's degree71930
Post-master's certificate282
Doctor's degree727
Award of less than 1 academic year372
Postbaccalaureate certificate31
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years231
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years291
First-professional degree651

University of South Alabama Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of South Alabama had a total enrollment of 13,779 students (12,282 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 18%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 20%
22-24 24%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%

University of South Alabama Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 56 %

University of South Alabama Room and Board (2007)

University of South Alabama offers campus housing for 4,436 of its 12,282 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of South Alabama Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of South Alabama Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,512
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,922
Room and board $ 7,438
Room charge $ 2,744
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,950

Financial Aid:
University of South Alabama participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 105700)

University of South Alabama Faculty

University of South Alabama has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year32$101,9708$104,184
Associate professorcalendar year13$85,29916$86,782
Assistant professorcalendar year15$72,60137$76,541
Instructorcalendar year14$56,29747$56,039
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year74$84,447109$71,147

*: 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 year59$90,69513$88,133
Associate professoracademic year55$70,15222$60,560
Assistant professoracademic year73$57,94650$53,394
Instructoracademic year27$47,25452$44,541
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year215$68,666137$54,481

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

University of South Alabama Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sun Belt Conference
Baseball Sun Belt Conference
Track Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184765

University of South Alabama Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

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

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Medicine (MD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Toxicology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Communication Disorders, General
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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