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Alma College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alma College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2023 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 77 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Alma as #896 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alma held the #989 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Alma also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Alma College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alma?

Acceptance Rate

Alma College has an acceptance rate of 67%, 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.

Learn more about Alma College admissions.

Alma College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alma College is about average at 13 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

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 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alma College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Alma College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. 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  83 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 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alma College.

Alma College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,435 undergraduates at Alma with 1,386 being full-time and 49 being part-time.

How Much Does Alma College Cost?

The overall average net price of Alma is $23,200. 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 +
$19,666 $18,565 $22,136 $22,815 $26,198

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alma, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,033 a year. That adds up to $40,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alma is 3.4%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Alma College.

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 $49,625 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Alma graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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.

Get more details about the 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
General Psychology 40 $28,027
Health Sciences & Services 36 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 $38,213
General Biology 23 $24,178
Business Administration & Management 21 $37,983
Chemistry 18 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16 NA
Nursing 15 $58,918
Natural Resources Conservation 15 NA
General English Literature 14 NA

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

Online Learning at Alma

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 795 students took at least one online class at Alma College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 795 9
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Alma College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.