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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
7.95% decline from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
96.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
275 Graduates

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The median tuition at Selma University is $5,491, which is $26,719 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,173.

In 2016, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Selma University has a total enrollment of 172 students. The full-time enrollment at Selma University is 166 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Selma University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Selma University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.1% Black or African American, 12.2% Unknown, 4.65% Non-resident Alien, N/A Two or More Races, N/A American Indian or Alaska Native, N/A Asian, and N/A White.

Students enrolled at Selma University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.2%) and Unknown Female (8.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (1.16%), followed by Black or African American Male (0.58%) and Non-resident Alien Female (0.58%).

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In 2016, 3 more women than men graduated from Selma University. The majority of students graduating from Selma University are Black or African American. These 24 graduates mean that there were 8 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Selma University is Pastoral Studies & Counseling with 19 graduates, followed by Christian Studies with 3 graduates and Religious Studies with 2 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Selma University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 19 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 5 graduates and Liberal Arts & Humanities with 4 graduates.


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Selma University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $73,260 (N/A), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $9.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Selma University had a total expenditure of $2.99M. Of that $2.99M, they spent $1.69M on salaries and $26,800 on benefits.

Selma University employs 33 Instructors, 6 Associate professors, and 3 Lecturers. Most academics at Selma University are Female Instructors (20), Male Instructors (13), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Selma University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.



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