University of South Alabama (USA)


The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public research university in Mobile, Alabama. It was created by the Alabama Legislature in May 1963, and replaced existing extension programs operated in Mobile by the University of Alabama. The first classes were held in June 1964, with an enrollment of 276 students; the first commencement was held in June 1967, with 88 bachelor’s degrees awarded.[4]

The USA is divided into ten colleges and schools that include one of Alabama’s two state-supported medical schools. In the fall semester of 2018, South Alabama had an enrollment of 15,093 students. By the spring of 2019, the university had awarded over 90,000 degrees. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”.

USA has an annual payroll of more than $400 million (US), with over 6,000 employees, and is the second-largest employer in Mobile. The university claims to have an annual economic impact of US$3 billion.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduates degrees in ten colleges and schools. Several programs offer master’s level degrees in addition to undergraduate degrees. Doctoral-level degrees are offered in several areas, including a Doctor of Pharmacy degree offered in collaboration with Auburn University.

The USA also offers classes in nearby Baldwin County at its Fairhope campus, and in 2015 opened its new Gulf Coast Campus in Gulf Shores. In all, undergraduate students at South Alabama can choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degree and certificate programs while there are more than 40 master’s degree programs. As of 2011, the USA ranks as the 22nd best public university in the southern United States, and 52nd overall (in the South). It has an acceptance rate of 86.5%.

The student-faculty ratio at USA is 18:1,and the school has 44.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. USA students are 57% female and 43%, male. As of 2018, the university had a 44% six-year graduation rate and a 22% four-year graduation rate for bachelor’s degree programs.

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University of South Alabama
One Stop
390 Student Center Circle
Meisler Hall, Suite 2100
Mobile, AL 36688
Ph: (251) 341-4USA (4872)