Committed to excellence in teaching, research and service, the UA System includes three doctoral research institutions and the UAB Health System. The overall economic impact of The University of Alabama System exceeds $10 billion a year, but the true impacts of these institutions extend far beyond any financial measurement.
3 dynamic research universities
We educate more Alabamians than any other University System
17,849 degrees awarded in 2019-2020
Record student enrollment of 70,400+ in Fall 2020
More than 2 million patients treated at our hospitals and clinics
We are the largest employer in the state with ~40,000 employees
The only level 1 trauma center between Houston and Atlanta
America’s 4th largest academic medical center
UAB Medicine provides care to people in every county in Alabama
$800,924 total (dollars in thousands)
research and development expenditures in 2019
World class research in areas ranging from aerospace to biomedicine to transportation
*Hospital employees and employees of affiliated entities are not included.
*Dollars in thousands.