University of South Alabama Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at University of South Alabama is 21:1, and the school has 43.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of South Alabama include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts English (including composition)
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Computer literacy History
Mathematics Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 20%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 6%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5%
Business Administration and Management, General 4%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - professional practice, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience N/A
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program N/A
Institution is SOC Member N/A
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit N/A

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 66%
4-year graduation rate 14%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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