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University of South Alabama Computer Science Programs

University of South Alabama is a public institution located in Mobile, Alabama. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

91 Undergraduate Degrees
31 Graduate Degrees
$24,078 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
82% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#20 Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#33 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#39 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#53 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of South Alabama?

Location of University of South Alabama

Contact details for USA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Phone: 251-460-6101

How Do I Get Into USA?

You can apply to USA online at:

Admission Requirements for USA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USA?

82% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 82%, USA may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to USA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 500 to 590 )
USA received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Alabama  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of South Alabama?

$24,078 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USA is $24,078. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 USA, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,983 a year. That adds up to $43,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USA is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of South Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,065 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,601 undergraduate students at USA, with 8,065 being full-time and 1,536 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USA

There are also 4,796 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,065 full-time undergraduates at USA, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Alabama students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 253
Black or African American 1,740
Hispanic or Latino 338
White 4,932
International Students 181
Other Races/Ethnicities 621

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Alabama. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 63 countries are represented at USA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of South Alabama

3,379 Took All Classes Online
7,050 Took At Least One Class Online
3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,050 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USA has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of USA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Alabama was 3.3%. This is the #1,351 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USA regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of South Alabama Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Information Science 16 25 0 0 41
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 29 2 31
Information Technology 0 28 0 0 28
Computer Science 0 22 0 0 22
TOTAL 16 75 29 2 122


*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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