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Alma College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Alma, Michigan. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Alma draws many to the area.

1,386 Full-Time Undergraduates
$43,602 Avg In-State Tuition

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Alma College Rankings

We have ranked Alma as #282 out of 1,440 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list.

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.

Where Is Alma College?


Contact details for Alma are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 614 W Superior, Alma, MI 48801-1599
Phone: 989-463-7111

Can I Afford Alma?

$43,602 In-State Tuition
73% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at Alma paid $1,363 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $43,602 $43,602
Fees $270 $270
Books and Supplies $850 $850
On Campus Room and Board $12,138 $12,138
On Campus Other Expenses $2,316 $2,316

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alma, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,033 a year. That adds up to $40,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alma is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Alma College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,386 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,435 undergraduate students at Alma, with 1,386 being full-time and 49 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,386 full-time undergraduates at Alma, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alma College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 1,128
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Alma College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Alma. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Alma College

9 Took All Classes Online
795 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 795 students took at least one online class at the school.

Alma College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Health & Wellness 36 36
Health Care Management 8 8
Athletic Training 0 0
TOTAL 44 44


*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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