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 5,174 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,224 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 5,174 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,224 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 107 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 13 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,652
$8,426 for Alabama Residents
Student Population5,174
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs107 graduate programs
(13 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)13 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 $19,204 and the Alabama graduate tuition is $20,405 (public) / $12,556 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Alabama Graduate Schools$10,843$16,105
Public$9,627$20,405
Private$12,556
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 53 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, 1,516 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 Degree3581,057
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9043
Doctor's degree - other41279
Post Bachelor's Degree100
Post Master's Degree43137
Total53121,516
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 108 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 773 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 185 completers.
University of South Alabama offers 53 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,516 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,057 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 279 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 137 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 [+] 5 completers-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences27-
Education [+] (5 completers) 135 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Special Education and Teaching20-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services30-
Elementary Education and Teaching20-
Secondary Education and Teaching24-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist2-
Education (other)3-
Engineering [+] 12 completers-
Chemical Engineering1-
Civil Engineering2-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering6-
Mechanical Engineering3-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Environmental Toxicology7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management20-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Human Services [+] 10 completers-
Public Administration10-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Sociology3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 6 completers-
Intermedia/Multimedia4-
Music2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 777 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist28-
Physician Assistant39-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist34-
Physical Therapy/Therapist10-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse666$94,000
Business [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Business Administration and Management19-
Accounting7-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total1,057
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences7-
Education [+] 9 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration6-
Education (other)3-
Engineering [+] 1 completers-
Systems Engineering1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences2-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Health/Medical Psychology7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)0-
Business [+] 12 completers-
Business Administration and Management12-
Total43
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 279 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist9-
Medicine66$52,000
Physical Therapy/Therapist38-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse166$113,800
Total279
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 [+] 11 completers-
Education (other)11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 126 completers-
16-
Nursing Administration2-
Nursing Practice108-
Total137

Graduate Student Population at South Alabama

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,174 students enrolled into University of South Alabama graduate schools where it has total 14,224 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4,188 full-time and 986 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,013 male and 4,161 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
Total5,1741,0134,161
Full-time4,1888363,352
Part-tme986177809
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,460 White (66.87%), 945 Black/African American (18.26%), 192 Hispanic (3.71%), 206 Asian (3.98%), and 371 students with other races. 83 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1741,0134,161
American Indian/Native American45738
Asian20650156
Black/African American945140805
Hispanic19238154
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander633
White3,4606852,775
Two More13124107
Un-Known1062284
Non-resident Alien834439
University of South Alabama offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,581 graduate students (69.21% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 274 graduate students (5.30% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,174
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,581
Enrolled Some Online Courses274
Not in Online Courses1,319
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of South Alabama. 903 students are aged 20 to 24 (17.45% of total students), 273 students are aged above 50 (5.28%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of South Alabama.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1741,0134,161
Age 20-2131625
Age 22-24872239633
Age 25-291,4433031,140
Age 30-341,020155865
Age 35-39725110615
Age 40-49810143667
Age 50-6426756211
Over 64615

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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 1,959 and it offers total 85 graduate programs(44 online programs).
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