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University of South Alabama is a public institution located in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

8,065 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,896 Avg In-State Tuition

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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
#17 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Trade 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

Can I Afford USA?

$7,896 In-State Tuition
61% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time USA students paid $329 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $658 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,896 $15,792
Fees $500 $500
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
On Campus Room and Board $7,800 $7,800
On Campus Other Expenses $4,916 $4,916

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USA, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,983 a year. That adds up to $43,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USA is 8.4%. 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

8,065 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,601 undergraduate students at USA, with 8,065 being full-time and 1,536 being part-time.


There are also 4,796 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,065 full-time undergraduates at USA, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Alabama students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 253
Black or African American 1,740
Hispanic or Latino 338
White 4,932
International Students 181
Other Races/Ethnicities 621

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

3,379 Took All Classes Online
7,050 Took At Least One Class Online
3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,050 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.


Online Growth Rankings of USA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Alabama was 3.3%. This is the #1,416 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USA regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 65 18 26 109
Radiologic Technology 0 0 41 41
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 0 0 14 14
TOTAL 65 18 81 164


*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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