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

    18,152 degrees and certificates awarded in 2020-2021

    Student enrollment of 70,241 in Fall 2021

    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

    $841,299 total (dollars in thousands)
    research and development expenditures in 2020

    World class research in areas ranging from aerospace to biomedicine to transportation

  • Degrees and Certificates

    2016-2017 15,185 2017-2018 16,017 2018-2019 16,666 2019-2020 17,849 2020-2021 18,152

    Enrollment

    Fall 2017 68,566 Fall 2018 70,049 Fall 2019 70,168 Fall 2020 70,403 Fall 2021 70,241

    Employees*

    2016 20,103 2017 20,730 2018 21,322 2019 21,797 2020 21,230

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

    Research*

    2016 $697,239 2017 $719,509 2018 $759,604 2019 $800,924 2020 $841,299

    *Dollars in thousands.