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Alma College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Alma College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alma College Ranked?

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2021 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.

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 is ranked #510 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Alma also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alma?

Acceptance Rate

Alma College has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Alma.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Alma College  ( 510 to 600 )
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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Alma College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Alma, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Alma College is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alma College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Alma College has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Alma for first-time, full-time students is 49%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Alma

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,426 undergraduates at Alma with 1,386 being full-time and 40 being part-time.

Alma Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Alma make around $42,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Alma College make the most money.

Location of Alma College

Alma College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Alma, Michigan. The surrounding location of Alma is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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

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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