University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL 35470

University of West Alabama is one of the 14 public 4-year colleges in Alabama. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Livingston. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 461 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 304 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 66%).

Every year 33% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

University of West Alabama's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,614, and fees were $1,590. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,228 and $1,590 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT860 to 1020
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$324/credit
In State Students$324/credit
Out of State Students$648/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$371/credit
In State Students$371/credit
Out of State Students$742/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,580 $14,580 $29,160
ADN 70 $22,680 $22,680 $45,360
BSN 125 $40,500 $40,500 $81,000
FNP 50 $18,550 $18,550 $37,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of University of West Alabama's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,794
Other Federal Grant 3% $753
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $571
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 56% $5,346
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,059
Private Loans 26% $10,132


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,180
$30,001 to $48,000$13,426
$48,001 to $75,000$15,306
$75,001 to $110,000$14,252
Over $110,000$15,015

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Darryl Hutcheson Memorial

Applicants must be students at the University of West Alabama pursuing a degree in engineering technology.

Tutwiler Scholars Program

Applicants must be seeking a degree from the University of West Alabama and have a composite ACT score of 28. Students must have demonstrated leadership while in high school and be creative, ...

Colquitt Language and Literature Memorial

Applicants must be students at the University of West Alabama pursuing a degree in Languages or Literature.

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.

University of West Alabama
Station One
Livingston, AL 35470

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