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Alma College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Alma College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Alma College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Alma College was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Alma landed the #510 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Alma is also ranked #14 out of 42 schools in Michigan.

See all of the rankings for Alma College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alma?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alma College is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Alma submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alma College  ( 520 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for Alma College  ( 510 to 600 )
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Alma received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Alma College  ( 20 to 27 )
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Learn more about Alma College admissions.

Alma College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Alma it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alma College is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Alma College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Alma College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Alma the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alma College.

Average Overall Diversity at Alma

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,433 undergraduates at Alma with 1,397 being full-time and 36 being part-time.

Alma Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Alma scored 46.97 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.97 out of 100
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How Much Does Alma College Cost?

The overall average net price of Alma is $21,985. 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 Alma

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,192 $18,082 $19,711 $22,857 $26,231

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 Alma, 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 Alma, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $9,614 a year. That adds up to $38,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alma is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alma Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alma make about $42,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Alma College make the most money.

Location of Alma College

Alma College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Alma, Michigan. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Alma draws many to the area.

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Location of Alma College

Contact details for Alma are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 614 W Superior, Alma, MI 48801-1599
Phone: 989-463-7111
Website: alma.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-MI/Alma-College/133636558992
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/almacollege

Alma College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health Sciences & Services 29 NA
Business Administration & Management 23 $34,000
Nursing 22 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 NA
General Psychology 16 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 14 NA
General Biology 14 NA
Communication & Media Studies 14 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 NA
General English Literature 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alma College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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