The University of South Alabama is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Mobile, Alabama.
The University of South Alabama was founded in 1963 by the Alabama Legislature. The institution moved to its present location in west Mobile in 1964. Currently, the University of South Alabama offers programs from less than one year certificates to doctorate degrees. The mission of this institution is “The University of South Alabama, with a global reach and special focus on the Gulf Coast, strives to make a difference in the lives of those it serves through promoting discovery, health, and learning”.
The University of South Alabama has accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges. In addition to overall accreditation, some of this institution’s programs have independent accreditation from varying organizations. These accreditations include, but are not limited to: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, American Medical Association Council on Medical Education, American Occupational Therapy Association, Computer Sciences Accreditation Commission, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
In addition to academics, the University of South Alabama offers students a variety of extracurricular activities such as clubs, Greek life, honors societies, student government, and theater events. South Alabama also has many sports teams including, but not limited to baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field, soccer, and softball. The “Jaguars” compete in the Sun Belt Conference, in which they were founding members. Students can also take advantage of the Archaeology Museum, Intramural Sports, counseling and testing services, special student services, and the student recreation center. In addition to these resources, the University of South Alabama has four publications: USA Vanguard, The Lowdown, The Oracle, and Due South.
The University is divided into ten colleges and schools. These colleges and schools include: College of Allied Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, Mitchell College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy program, College of Nursing, School of Computing, and the School of Continuing Education and Special Programs.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
The University of South Alabama offers many online programs in addition to their traditional degrees and other programs. The online undergraduate programs include: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Business, Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, which is for Associate Degree and Diploma Nurses. The graduate programs include: the Master of Education in Educational Leadership, the Master of Education in Elementary Education, the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, the Master of Education in Secondary Education, the Master of Education in Educational Media, Master of Science in Instructional Design and Development, Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing, and the Education Specialist in Instructional Specialist.
The University of South Alabama enrolls over 14,500 students, around 11,315 of them are undergraduates. The student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. Around 64% of those undergraduate students are white and around 77% attend school full-time. About 58% of graduate students are enrolled in only distance education, whereas 3% of undergraduates are enrolled in only distance education. About 37% of students graduate on-time. Of the number of prospective undergraduate students who applied 87% were admitted and 47% those students actually enrolled.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
The in-state tuition and fees are estimated to be $6,660 and the out-of-state is $13,020. About 61% of students receive some kind of financial aid and 54% take out some Federal student loans.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:6,263
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