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Alabama A & M University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alabama A & M University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alabama A & M University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alabama A & M University was awarded 59 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, other.

Overall Quality

AAMU landed the #2,350 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

AAMU is also ranked #41 out of 48 schools in Alabama.

See all of the rankings for Alabama A & M University.

Is It Hard to Get Into AAMU?

Acceptance Rate

Alabama A & M University has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for AAMU.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to AAMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 520. Math scores were between 410 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 430 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 410 to 500 )
AAMU received ACT scores from 72% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 15 to 20 )

Learn more about Alabama A & M University admissions.

Alabama A & M University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alabama A & M University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alabama A & M University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alabama A & M University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alabama A & M University this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 6% for first-time, full-time students at AAMU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alabama A & M University.

Alabama A & M University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,093 undergraduates at AAMU with 4,663 being full-time and 430 being part-time.

How Much Does Alabama A & M University Cost?

The overall average net price of AAMU is $14,990. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for AAMU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,310 $13,849 $18,405 $19,016 $19,419

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of AAMU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At AAMU, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $6,857 a year. That adds up to $27,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AAMU is 17.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do AAMU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from AAMU make about $31,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 22% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Alabama A & M University make the most money.

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Location of Alabama A & M University

Alabama A & M University is a public institution located in Normal, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Normal makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for AAMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-5000

Alabama A & M University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Alabama A & M University. Of these students, 581 received undergraduate degrees and 338 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 75 $23,207
Business Administration & Management 57 $41,087
Mechanical Engineering 41 $53,358
Social Work 35 $25,194
Criminal Justice & Corrections 34 $24,267
Electrical Engineering 33 $69,338
Liberal Arts General Studies 32 $26,519
General Psychology 27 $24,615
Health & Physical Education 26 NA
Audiovisual Communications 23 $25,194

Learn more about the majors offered at Alabama A & M University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at AAMU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 5,759 students took at least one online class at Alabama A & M University. This is an increase from the 1,315 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,759 1,869
2018-2019 1,315 102
2017-2018 1,209 120
2016-2017 1,114 121
2015-2016 937 54

Learn more about online learning at Alabama A & M University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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