Company Overview
The total economic impact of The University of Alabama System exceeds $10 billion a year, but the value of our System far surpasses any single financial metric.

The University of AlabamaOpens in a new window, The University of Alabama in HuntsvilleOpens in a new window, and The University of Alabama at BirminghamOpens in a new window, along with the UAB Health SystemOpens in a new window, together comprise Alabama’s most effective high-performance job engine.

As Alabama’s largest employer with more than 40,000 team members, we are equivalent to the population of a mid-size Alabama city. With combined revenues of $6 billion annually, the UA System ranks alongside the state’s largest corporations.
Impact studies demonstrate that the UA System represents a high-yielding investment for Alabama, which benefits from double-digit returns on state appropriations. The return is also significant for students, who amass substantially higher lifetime earnings through degrees.


The University of Alabama System, an institution of higher education created for learning, exists to improve the lives of everyone we affect through the teaching, research and service rendered by our component campuses and health system.


  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Respect


We will be the preeminent public system of higher education and health care in the United States.

Core Principles

  • Assure that everything we do is for the purpose of improving the lives and health of the citizens of the State of Alabama.
  • Make higher education accessible and diverse, prepare our students for success, and meet the workforce needs of the State.
  • Be accountable for every dollar we receive while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in every program and endeavor.
  • Work to lead a unified approach to improving education at every level in Alabama.
  • Work to help lead a unified approach to improving the economy, opportunities, and comprehensive health care for all citizens of Alabama.
  • Elevate the status, stature and influence of the University of Alabama System so that we can call on all people devoted to the University of Alabama, UAB, UAH, and the UAB Health System to unite for common purposes.
  • Approved by The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System on April 12, 2019.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Offices

The System promotes opportunities for equal access for all qualified students and values diversity among its students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Company Summary
University of Alabama
Number of Employees
(205) 348-8231
500 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL