University of South Alabama Graduate Schools

University of South Alabama (referred to as South Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mobile, AL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Alabama is $8,426 for Alabama residents and $16,652 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,159 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,992 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of South Alabama (referred to as South Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Mobile, AL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1968 - Current).
South Alabama Directory Information
School NameUniversity of South Alabama (South Alabama)
Address307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Phone251-460-6101
Webhttps://www.southalabama.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/applytousa.html
Financial Infohttps://www.southalabama.edu/departments/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Alabama is $8,426 for Alabama residents and $16,652 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,159 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 13,992 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 119 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 11 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,652
$8,426 for Alabama Residents
Student Population5,159
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs119 graduate programs
(11 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of South Alabama is $8,426 for Alabama residents and $16,652 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $457 for Alabama residents and $914 for out-of-state students.
University of South Alabama offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
University of South Alabama offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)11 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of South Alabama is $8,426 for Alabama residents and $16,652 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.35% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,578-$15,156-
2018-2019$7,956$200$15,912$200
2019-2020$7,956$200$15,912$200
2020-2021$7,956$200$15,912$200
2021-2022$8,226$200$16,452$200
The graduate school tuition & fees of South Alabama is average compared to public graduate schools in Alabama. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Alabama graduate tuition is $20,450 (public) / $12,490 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of South Alabama$8,426$16,652
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Alabama Graduate Schools$10,893$16,098
Public$9,734$20,450
Private$12,490
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $12,912 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of South Alabama. On-campus living costs are decreased by -2.70% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,782. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -4.23% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$7,490$4,096$8,460$4,096
2018-2019$7,620$4,390$8,512$4,390
2019-2020$7,800$4,916$9,178$4,916
2020-2021$7,900$5,370$9,020$5,370
2021-2022$8,150$4,762$9,020$4,762
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $457 for Alabama residents and $914 for other students at University of South Alabama. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.39% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$421$842
2018-2019$442$884
2019-2020$442$884
2020-2021$442$884
2021-2022$457$914
For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $32,820 for Alabama residents and $64,754 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of South Alabama.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of South Alabama
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$31,934$886$63,868$886

Graduate Programs at South Alabama

University of South Alabama offers 56 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,686 students have completed their study at University of South Alabama.
Offered Degrees at University of South Alabama
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3681,230
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship10039
Doctor's degree - other41252
Post Bachelor's Degree100
Post Master's Degree52165
Total56111,686
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of South Alabama by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Nursing Practice program with 126 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 780 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 166 completers.
University of South Alabama offers 56 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,686 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,230 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 252 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 165 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 12 completers-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management12-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 31 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences31-
Education [+] (5 completers) 160 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration13-
Special Education and Teaching12-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services22-
Elementary Education and Teaching53-
Secondary Education and Teaching25-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist5-
Education (other)5-
Engineering [+] 18 completers-
Chemical Engineering5-
Civil Engineering6-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3-
Mechanical Engineering3-
Systems Engineering1-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Environmental Toxicology2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 15 completers-
Public Administration15-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Sociology0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Intermedia/Multimedia1-
Music6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 904 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30-
Physician Assistant40-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist40-
Physical Therapy/Therapist14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse780$94,000
Business [+] (1 completers) 46 completers-
Business Administration and Management34-
Accounting12-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total1,230
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences2-
Education [+] 8 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Education (other)4-
Engineering [+] 4 completers-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering0-
Systems Engineering4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences3-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Health/Medical Psychology7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)0-
Business [+] 8 completers-
Business Administration and Management8-
Total39
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 252 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist9-
Medicine69$52,000
Physical Therapy/Therapist40-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse134$113,800
Total252
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Gerontology0-
Total0
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 5 completers-
Education (other)5-
Engineering [+] 10 completers-
Systems Engineering10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 150 completers-
24-
Nursing Administration0-
Nursing Practice126-
Total165

Graduate Student Population at South Alabama

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,159 students enrolled into University of South Alabama graduate schools where it has total 13,992 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4,148 full-time and 1,011 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,044 male and 4,115 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1591,0444,115
Full-time4,1488693,279
Part-tme1,011175836
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,384 White (65.59%), 978 Black/African American (18.96%), 194 Hispanic (3.76%), 205 Asian (3.97%), and 398 students with other races. 110 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1591,0444,115
American Indian/Native American28721
Asian20545160
Black/African American978144834
Hispanic19439155
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1477
White3,3846982,686
Two More14822126
Un-Known981682
Non-resident Alien1106644
University of South Alabama offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,512 graduate students (68.08% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 230 graduate students (4.46% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,159
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,512
Enrolled Some Online Courses230
Not in Online Courses1,417
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of South Alabama. 906 students are aged 20 to 24 (17.56% of total students), 269 students are aged above 50 (5.21%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of South Alabama.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1591,0444,115
Age 20-21431528
Age 22-24863227636
Age 25-291,3963071,089
Age 30-341,045177868
Age 35-39739127612
Age 40-49798135663
Age 50-6426253209
Over 64725
Age Un-Known615

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Troy University (TROY) is a Public, 4 years school located in Troy, AL. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,550 for Alabama residents and $17,100 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,604 and it offers total 89 graduate programs(44 online programs).
Georgia Southern University (Georgia Southern) is a Public, 4 years school located in Statesboro, GA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $7,100 for Georgia residents and $22,004 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,549 and it offers total 209 graduate programs(33 online programs).
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) is a Public, 4 years school located in Little Rock, AR. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $7,594 for Arkansas residents and $14,884 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,326 and it offers total 150 graduate programs(39 online programs).
Arkansas State University (Arkansas State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Jonesboro, AR. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $6,422 for Arkansas residents and $11,408 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,622 and it offers total 196 graduate programs(48 online programs).
Georgia State University (Georgia State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Atlanta, GA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,292 for Georgia residents and $24,790 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 7,988 and it offers total 248 graduate programs(14 online programs).
University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is a Public, 4 years school located in Monroe, LA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,777 for Louisiana residents and $21,877 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 1,990 and it offers total 98 graduate programs(36 online programs).
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lafayette, LA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,130 for Louisiana residents and $23,858 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,525 and it offers total 118 graduate programs(11 online programs).
Coastal Carolina University (Coastal Carolina) is a Public, 4 years school located in Conway, SC. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,764 for South Carolina residents and $19,836 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 683 and it offers total 85 graduate programs(12 online programs).
Texas State University (TXST) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Marcos, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,060 for Texas residents and $17,220 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,689 and it offers total 211 graduate programs(7 online programs).
The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) is a Public, 4 years school located in Arlington, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,853 for Texas residents and $24,005 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 12,987 and it offers total 192 graduate programs(8 online programs).

Alabama Best Graduate Schools

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Samford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
Tuskegee UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsTuskegee, AL
University of South AlabamaPublic, 4 yearsMobile, AL
Troy UniversityPublic, 4 yearsTroy, AL
The University of AlabamaPublic, 4 yearsTuscaloosa, AL
University of West AlabamaPublic, 4 yearsLivingston, AL
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