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Located in Mobile, Alabama, University of South Alabama is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Mobile makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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

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University of South Alabama Rankings

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
#12 Most Popular Other Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
USA has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 6th 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 $7,548 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $14,796. 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
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist #4 #4
Other Education #9 #3
Other Education #9 #3
Early Childhood Education #19 #13
Secondary Education #37 #40
Elementary Education #49 #49

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 #1,134 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
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist #25
Other Education #78
Other Education #78
Elementary Education #174
Early Childhood Education #206
General Special Education #224
Special Education #340
Teacher Education Subject Specific #347

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Other Education 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 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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