University of South Alabama

Public, Four-years School Located in Mobile, AL

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How much is the South Alabama tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, South Alabama's tuition & fees is $9,676 for Alabama residents and $18,652 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,265 for Alabama residents and $33,241 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

South Alabama Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$9,676
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,652
Books & Supplies Costs$1,300
On-campus Room & Board$8,510
On-campus Expenses$4,779
Off-campus Room & Board$10,010
Off-campus Expenses$4,779
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$10,693
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,450

How Much Does it Cost to Go to South Alabama for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $84,801 at South Alabama. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $141,952. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $105,498.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,620$33,297$24,863
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,638$34,714$25,842
Junior (2025-26)$21,708$36,196$26,864
Senior (2026-27)$22,835$37,745$27,929
4 Years Total$84,801$141,952$105,498
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,638$34,714$25,842
Sophomore (2025-26)$21,708$36,196$26,864
Junior (2026-27)$22,835$37,745$27,929
Senior (2027-28)$24,019$39,365$29,040
4 Years Total$89,200$148,020$109,675
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$21,708$36,196$26,864
Sophomore (2026-27)$22,835$37,745$27,929
Junior (2027-28)$24,019$39,365$29,040
Senior (2028-29)$25,266$41,059$30,198
4 Years Total$93,828$154,365$114,031
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$22,835$37,745$27,929
Sophomore (2027-28)$24,019$39,365$29,040
Junior (2028-29)$25,266$41,059$30,198
Senior (2029-30)$26,577$42,831$31,407
4 Years Total$98,697$161,001$118,574
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$24,019$39,365$29,040
Sophomore (2028-29)$25,266$41,059$30,198
Junior (2029-30)$26,577$42,831$31,407
Senior (2030-31)$27,955$44,685$32,668
4 Years Total$103,817$167,941$123,313

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, South Alabama' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $14,073.
University of South Alabama$9,676$18,652
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama Four-years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Financial Aid and COA

At University of South Alabama, 7,655 students (87%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,018.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at South Alabama is $25,223 for students living on-campus and $26,723 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,685 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,686 and the average amount of student loans is $11,177.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$24,265$33,241
COA (off-campus)$25,765$34,741
Tuition & Fees$9,676$18,652
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,589$14,589
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,089$16,089
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,247$25,223
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,747$26,723
Average Financial Aid$8,018$8,018
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,65587%$8,018
Pell Grants3,40339%$5,002
Federal Student Loan4,47451%$10,621
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,68596%-
Grants or Scholarships1,63994%$7,686
Federal Grants1,02058%$5,520
Pell Grants76444%$5,041
Other Federal Grants66638%$2,672
State/Local Grants986%$1,398
Institutional Grants1,44482%$4,730
Student Loan Aid98256%$11,177
Federal Student Loans95755%$10,574
Other Student Loans724%$11,898
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,174749$5,950
110,001 or more2093$93

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

South Alabama's acceptance rate is 70.78%. A total of 11,817 applicants applied to and 8,364 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,778 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.26%.
To apply to South Alabama, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate70.78%68.93%71.81%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.26%22.98%20.34%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to South Alabama. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,100 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1009851,215
National Average1,168
Alabama Average1,119
SAT EBRW555500610
SAT Math545485605
ACT Composite231926
National Average24
Alabama Average22
ACT Math211725
ACT English231927

Student Population

University of South Alabama has a total of 13,438 students including 8,480 undergraduate and 4,958 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,462 male students and 9,530 female students attending South Alabama. The school offers online degree programs and 3,953 students enrolled online exclusively (29.42% of all students).
Total13,992 4,4629,530
Undergraduate8,833 3,4185,415
Graduate5,159 1,0444,115

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered122 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered49 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate65.36%
Student Population13,438
Graduation Rate47%
Transfer-out Rate30%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties801 (Full-time), 364 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,060 (Full-time), 408 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$68,004
Average Staff Salary$59,088