University of West Alabama Graduate School

University of West Alabama (referred to as West Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Livingston, AL.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of West Alabama is $6,868 for Alabama residents and $13,546 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,433 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,860 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of West Alabama (referred to as West Alabama) is a Public, 4 years school located in Livingston, AL.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1938 - Current[Estimated Date]).
West Alabama Directory Information
School NameUniversity of West Alabama (West Alabama)
AddressStation One, Livingston, AL 35470
Phone205-652-3400
Webhttps://www.uwa.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.uwa.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.uwa.edu/admissions/undergraduate/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of West Alabama is $6,868 for Alabama residents and $13,546 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,433 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,860 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 55 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 18 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$13,546
$6,868 for Alabama Residents
Student Population3,433
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs55 graduate programs
(18 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at West Alabama is $6,868 for Alabama residents and $13,546 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $371 for Alabama residents and $742 for out-of-state students.
West Alabama offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Alabama Residents$6,868
Out-of-State$13,546
Tuition per Credit Hour
Alabama Residents$371
Out-of-State$742
West 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, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)18 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of West Alabama is $6,868 for Alabama residents and $13,546 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$6,678$190$13,356$190
2019-2020$6,678$190$13,356$190
2020-2021$6,678$190$13,356$190
2021-2022$6,678$190$13,356$190
2022-2023$6,678$190$13,356$190
The graduate school tuition & fees of West Alabama is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Alabama. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Alabama graduate tuition is $20,935 (public) / $13,831 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of West Alabama$6,868$13,546
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Alabama Graduate Schools$10,966$16,792
Public$9,892$20,935
Private$13,831
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $11,420 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at West Alabama.
On-campus living costs are increased by 2.89% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $10,800. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.89% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$7,080$3,505$7,122$3,505
2019-2020$7,510$3,505$7,200$3,505
2020-2021$7,510$3,505$7,200$3,505
2021-2022$7,594$3,505$7,200$3,505
2022-2023$7,820$3,600$7,200$3,600
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $371 for Alabama residents and $742 for other students at University of West Alabama. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$371$742
2019-2020$371$742
2020-2021$371$742
2021-2022$371$742
2022-2023$371$742

Graduate Programs at West Alabama

University of West Alabama offers 25 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, 1,411 students have completed their study at University of West Alabama.
Offered Degrees at University of West Alabama
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree1781,214
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2114
Post Master's Degree64183
Total25131,411
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of West Alabama by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 75 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Elementary Education and Teaching program with 270 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Education (other) program with 14 completers.
University of West Alabama offers 25 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,411 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,214 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 183 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 34 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)34-
Education [+] (4 completers) 983 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration115$59,500
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration34-
Educational/Instructional Technology45$45,100
Special Education and Teaching96$46,400
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services100$51,600
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching47$45,300
Elementary Education and Teaching270-
Secondary Education and Teaching130-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching88-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching58-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Conservation Biology18-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Experimental Psychology6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 57 completers-
Athletic Training/Trainer3-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling9-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor45-
Business [+] 116 completers-
Business Administration and Management116-
Total1,214
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 14 completers-
Education (other)14-
Business [+] --
Business Administration and Management--
Total14
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 183 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration75-
Educational/Instructional Technology14-
Special Education and Teaching38-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services19-
Elementary Education and Teaching32-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Total183

Graduate Student Population at West Alabama

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 3,433 students enrolled into University of West Alabama graduate schools where it has total 5,860 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,085 full-time and 348 part-time graduate students. By gender, 717 male and 2,716 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
Total3,4337172,716
Full-time3,0856222,463
Part-tme34895253
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,798 White (52.37%), 998 Black/African American (29.07%), 82 Hispanic (2.39%), 6 Asian (0.17%), and 549 students with other races. 29 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4337172,716
American Indian/Native American23419
Asian624
Black/African American998173825
Hispanic822458
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,7984001,398
Two More531340
Un-Known44287355
Non-resident Alien291415
University of West Alabama offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,190 graduate students (92.92% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 92 graduate students (2.68% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,433
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,190
Enrolled Some Online Courses92
Not in Online Courses151
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of West Alabama. 472 students are aged 20 to 24 (13.75% of total students), 267 students are aged above 50 (7.78%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of West Alabama.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4337172,716
Age 20-2113112
Age 22-24459125334
Age 25-29803197606
Age 30-34582116466
Age 35-3947482392
Age 40-49716131585
Age 50-6426044216
Over 64716
Age Un-Known1192099

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