Updated on May 23, 2024
Edited by Evelyn Keener
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Coming onto the university’s grounds, you may wonder if you’re ever going to learn your way around. The campus is big and there’s a lot of ground to cover. You can happily arrange a dorm room as campus housing is available and plan to get outside and walk around with your roommates or one of your friends who’s also attending this university. There are plenty of landmarks to help you remember where you’re going for the first or two.

Overview of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM)

Before your family leaves to go back home, you could go out for lunch or dinner with them. Get something to eat and just look around the city. You’ll soon see that Montgomery is a large rectangle, with some zigs and zags thrown in. Before long, you’ll be able to recognize the streets you’re going to use to get off-campus and back on.

Despite the size of the campus, student enrollment only reaches around 5,100. The majority of the student population is made up of undergraduate students. This makes the student-to-faculty ratio 16 to 1, which is a bit high, but not bad. While Auburn University was founded relatively recently, in 1967, it has already become an educational tradition in Alabama.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 16:1
Graduation Rate 34%
Year Founded 1967

Student Enrollment

Total Students5,188


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,583
Female 2,940

Graduate Student

Male 233
Female 432

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AUM Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 1,442
Female 2,667


Male 1,312
Female 2,400

Acceptance Rate90%

Male 91%
Female 90%

Enrollment 629

Male 240
Female 389
Application Fee NA
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations Na
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline August 15
Common Application Accepted No

AUM Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Once you and your parents total up all the costs for Auburn University, that bill will be around $20,600. This includes in- or out-of-state tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other various costs.

Fortunately, once your financial aid has been applied to that amount, you’ll only have the average net price left to cover. For a recent academic year, this was $14,559. Since financial aid is awarded based on a family’s income, your family will pay more or less depending on how much income they have over the course of a year. If your family earns between $30,001 and 448,000, you’ll pay around $13,461. Families earning more pay more. A family that earns more than $110,001 pays around $16,605.

Almost 100% of freshmen students qualified for financial aid in a recent year. They received grants averaging $5,980. A slightly smaller percentage (89%) received institutional grants and scholarships averaging $2,851.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $14,559
Average Total Aid $5,980
Students Receiving Financial Aid 96%
Room & Board $6,980

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $8,620
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $18,292
  • Books and Supplies - $1,200
  • Room & Board - $6,980
  • Other - $3,850


When you register for classes and return for a second year, your actions will place you within a group made up of other first-year students who returned for their second year of school. The school tracks this and it’s called the retention rate, which for Auburn University is 66%. This is tracked to show prospective students whether or not they have a better than odds chance of appreciating and getting everything they want out of this college experience. For Auburn University, that’s a yes.

The 4-year graduation rate is 9%. Looking two years down the road, this percentage improves slightly to 34% after six years. Matters, such as finances or part-time jobs, may interfere with students being able to complete their classes on time, or they may decide to transfer to a different school to graduate.

Something may interfere with your ability to take one class or more on its scheduled day and time. Do you drop the class, hoping to pick it up in another semester? You don’t have to. Here at Auburn, you’ll be able to take many classes in the evening. Or you may choose to take a distance learning (online) class.

The five most popular degree programs offered are health professions and related programs; business, management, marketing, and related support services; education; computer and information sciences and support services; and psychology.

Student Population Total

Student Population 5,188

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 200 Total Graduates / 30%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 168 Graduates
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 17 Graduates
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 15 Graduates
All Business Majors 115 Total Graduates / 17%
Accounting 32 Graduates
Finance, General 23 Graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 16 Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 15 Graduates
All Education Majors 46 Total Graduates / 7%
Elementary Education and Teaching 37 Graduates
Secondary Education and Teaching 6 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43 Total Graduates / 6%
Information Technology 40 Graduates
Computer Science 3 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 40 Total Graduates / 6%
Psychology, General 40 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 33%

Outcome & Salary

One of the biggest days in your life will come when you graduate and are finally able to start a new job in your career field. AU – Montgomery graduate’s early-career salaries average $46,200. Their mid-career salary is much higher at $81,000.

Keep your 4-year cost of education in mind. This is $58,236 and it affects your return on investment (ROI). A graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $606,130 and their 20-year potential salary is $1,416,130. After deducting the cost of education, your 10-year projected ROI is $547,894 and your 20-year projected ROI is $1,357,894.

Compare this to the national average salary of a high school graduate who doesn’t go to college, which is $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $46,200
College Grads Average Salary $60,613
College Grads Mid Career Salary $81,000
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $606,130
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,416,130
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $58,236
10 Year Projected ROI $547,894
20 Year Projected ROI $1,357,894
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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