Alma College

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?

2022 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 56 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

Alma is ranked #989 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 67 colleges in Michigan, Alma is ranked at #22.

See all of the rankings for Alma College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alma?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Alma College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 64%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )

Learn more about Alma College admissions.

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

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

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

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

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 1,442 undergraduates at Alma with 1,404 being full-time and 38 being part-time.

How Much Does Alma College Cost?

The overall average net price of Alma is $22,449. 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 +
$18,060 $18,963 $21,670 $23,304 $25,958

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 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 5.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Alma with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,200 in their early years. 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.


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
Health Sciences & Services 31 NA
General Biology 26 NA
General Psychology 23 NA
Nursing 23 NA
Business Administration & Management 20 $34,000
General English Literature 17 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Marketing 14 NA
Accounting 13 NA

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

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.

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