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University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

The University of West Alabama says, "The emphasis is upon the traditional learner, but the institution is also committed to furthering the concept of lifelong learning and to serving the non-traditional student. It considers among its clientele are high schools, businesses and industries, governmental agencies, and professional workers. In serving these diverse publics, the institution employs not only traditional means of delivery, but it also seeks to expand its use of innovative technologies, including distance learning, and to networking with other educational institutions and agencies in order to more comprehensively address the needs of its region." [Source]

Website: http://www.uwa.edu/

B

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2,248
Undergraduate
Enrollment
32%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,990
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$20,090
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

14:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
7.3%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/16/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.