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

  • Degrees

    2015-2016 14,576 2016-2017 15,185 2017-2018 16,017 2018-2019 16,666 2019-2020 17,849

    Enrollment

    2015-2016 65,666 2016-2017 68,566 2017-2018 70,049 2018-2019 70,168 2019-2020 70,403

    Employees*

    2015-2016 24,063 2016-2017 24,082 2017-2018 24,847 2018-2019 25,597 2019-2020 26,211

    *Hospital employees and employees of affiliated entities are not included.

    Research*

    2015 $662,902 2016 $697,239 2017 $719,509 2018 $759,604 2019 $800,924

    *Dollars in thousands.