Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University prides itself in providing excellent educational opportunities to its students, and with a rating of Class A from the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the university is indeed living up to its reputation. Founded more than 100 years ago, Alabama A&M University continues to train students in three respects: teaching, research, and public service.
The student population of the university is predominantly African-American, but other races are represented as well. As of fall term 2008, the total number of students is 5,124. With a student to faculty ratio of 14:1, students are ensured of highly individualized education. In fact, reviews of various colleges in the country speak highly of Alabama A&M University in this respect.
The university offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in fields such as the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Agricultural and Environment Science, and Engineering and Technology. Each program has an extensive offering with regard to majors. Classes are all currently being held on campus but there the Asynchronous Learning Network is being developed, with the aim of offering online programs and online classes in the future.
About half of the student population resides within the campus, as the university has residence halls which offer room and board. Alternatively, students may opt to find lodging outside of the campus.
The estimated cost of studying at Alabama A&M University as off 2009 is $17,900 for undergraduates and $14,800 for graduate students. These figures include tuition and fees, room and board, books, and other personal expenses. It should be reiterated that these are mere estimates. For more accurate information, the university’s admissions office should be contacted.
Source:Alabama A&M @ College Crunch