UAB ranks 34th in federal research funding, based on 2016 figures, which is


among public universities. 

UAB ranked


worldwide for U.S. utility patents granted in the 2016 "Top 100" list from the National Academy of Inventors.

UAB's research team includes


principal investigators and 2,500 key personnel. In 2016, 4,850 submitted proposals led to 1,943 new competitive awards.

Football helmet

UAB researchers have


with helmet manufacturer VICIS in an effort to create safer football helmet designs. UAB's efforts to study concussion and traumatic brain injury range from basic research to high-impact testing in a custom lab at Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park.


UAB's annual economic impact.

925 high-paying jobs

Through a nearly $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, UAB and a broad coalition of 15 public and private organizations in Birmingham will train local youth for


high-paying IT jobs.


programs in top 25, U.S. News & World Report 2018 "America's Best Graduate Schools" list.

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked among the best in the nation

Becker's Hospital Review named the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of the nation's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs" in 2016. Also in 2016, the Cancer Center was awarded a five-year, $29-million renewal of its core grant from the National Cancer Institute.


student CEOs are pursuing startup success at the UAB Innovation Lab (iLab), a collaboration between the UAB Collat School of Business and Innovation Depot, as of fall 2017.

Tree Campus USA

There are more than 4,000 trees on UAB's campus. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized UAB with the 2016 Tree Campus USA designation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.


listeners in North Central Alabama tune in weekly to NPR affiliate WBHM on UAB's campus. The station celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016; it went on the air on Dec. 5, 1976.

Each year, Collat School of Business students save local working families nearly


in commercial tax preparation fees by volunteering their time to prepare thousands of tax returns for free. Their work secures more than $3 million for the families annually.

CCC research ROI

Return on investment from research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. With base funding of $10 million, Cancer Center investigators receive $140 million in grants and contracts.

Best Hospitals US News

of UAB’s specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50 programs of their kind in the nation in the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals report from U.S. News & World Report.

With 23,000 employees, UAB is Alabama's


single employer.

Are you up for the challenge?

In 2016, Team UAB finished


in the Birmingham Choose Healthy Challenge for the second straight year.


original letters from Florence Nightingale are on display at the UAB School of Nursing.

6 dual-degree programs

MBA dual-degree programs offered through the Collat School of Business and other schools on campus focused on medicine, engineering and public health, including DMD/MBA, MD/MBA, and OD/MBA programs.

Total research expenditures at UAB exceeded


in 2016.

Babies born at UAB Hospital

babies delivered at UAB Hospital in 2016, including 146 sets of twins


underserved and homeless people received free teeth cleanings, restorations and extractions as part of the UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day in October 2016.

Green space

Birmingham has more green space per capita than any city in the country.

Undergraduate Research

UAB students were enrolled in nearly


undergraduate research courses during the 2016-2017 school year, earning more than 23,000 credit hours.


Alabama university, and in the top 175 worldwide, in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Global Universities ranking.

UABHS - Every county

UAB Medicine provides care to people in every county in Alabama.

Innovation Depot

UAB is a founding partner in Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the Southeast, which had an economic impact of $1.42 billion between 2011 and 2016.

Service learning

There were


student enrollments in 256 service learning courses at UAB in 2016-2017.

UAB Hospital named a top breast health center in the U.S.

UAB Hospital received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award placing it among the best breast health centers in the country.


UAB is one of


inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research.

UABHS - Medical Staff

There were 1,158 medical staff at UAB Medicine in FY2015.


new drugs in the pipeline for the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, a UAB-Southern Research partnership.

The employee-led UAB Benevolent Fund works with more than


local nonprofit organizations.

2016 Record Enrollment

A record


students, including 2,021 first-time freshmen, were enrolled at UAB in fall 2016.

Parcak pyramids

lost pyramids and more than 1,000 settlements discovered by UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak using satellite imaging. Parcak has won the 2016 TED Prize for her pioneering work.

UAB Hospital offers more than 100 services that are unique in Alabama

UAB did business with some


Birmingham suppliers, spending $272M in FY2015.

ArtPlay outreach

ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education, reached a new milestone in 2015, serving more than


individuals in the Birmingham area through the arts.


clinical trials were carried out at UAB in 2016


A ridge on Mars is named for UAB physicist Thomas Wdowiak, Ph.D., who played an important role in NASA's missions to the Red Planet.


The UAB Women & Infants Center houses the largest regional neonatal intensive care unit (RNICU) in the Southeast.

Institute for Arts in Medicine

patients and family members participated in arts outreach programs through the UAB Institute for the Arts in Medicine in 2015. This is the only such institute in the state of Alabama.


In 2016, UAB was the first Alabama university to launch a


Internet connection

UAB Hospital

UAB Hospital is the third largest public hospital in the United States.

Deep South Network

individuals in underserved communities reached through cancer awareness and education programs from UAB's Deep South Network for Cancer Control.


graduate students


postdoctoral fellows and


undergraduates contribute to UAB research

Dental network

The UAB School of Dentistry is transforming oral health nationwide through its leadership of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

UAB Medicine - SOM Training

UAB trained 787 medical students at its main Birmingham campus, three branch campuses, and Selma residency program in 2015.


students in high-poverty schools in Alabama are focusing on college success through the UAB-led GEAR UP program.


UAB's new research supercomputer offers


teraflops of processing power, an 11-fold increase over previous hardware

Special freezers developed by UAB engineers are in orbit aboard the International Space Station.


UAB physicians on Best Doctors in America list for 2015-2016.

Michael Saag

With NIH funding of more than $93M to date, Michael Saag, M.D., has helped transform AIDS from a deadly virus into a manageable chronic disease, and continues to work to end the epidemic altogether.

CCC patients

new patients per year treated at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Alabama students, from kindergarten to community colleges, reached annually by programs from the UAB Center for Community OutReach Development.

UAB Libraries

people walked through the doors of UAB Libraries in 2015.

Henry Peters

Henry Peters, founding dean of the UAB School of Optometry, is the first optometrist to be inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

PATH Clinic

The School of Nursing's Providing Access to Health Care (PATH) Clinic cares for uninsured and underinsured patients, improving patient outcomes, decreasing hospital admissions and significantly reducing hospital costs.

Forbes ranked UAB 


nationwide in its list of America's Best Large Employers 2017

Undergraduate immunology

UAB's new Undergraduate Immunology Program is the only one of its kind in the Southeast and one of the few in the United States.

UAB Kidney Chain

An ongoing living donor kidney transplant chain at UAB is the world's longest. The chain of surgeries has given more than


people so far the gift of life as of July 2017.


The Equal Access Birmingham Clinic, run by UAB School of Medicine students, sees hundreds of patients per year in a dedicated space just off campus.

Student Center

The new $48.5-million Hill Student Center includes a 276-seat theater, multiple dining options and more in 160,000+ square feet of space.

Libraries research

There are more than 2.2 million volumes in UAB libraries, including the largest biomedical library in Alabama.


UAB's simulation enterprise delivered more than


hours of training in 2015. UAB is the only American Society of Anesthesiology-endorsed site in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Emergency Department Visits

emergency department visits at UAB Hospital last year


More than 118,000 people attended events at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in 2014.

Local internship opportunities

A collaboration between UAB and the Birmingham Business Alliance provides students access to internships at more than


Birmingham-area employers.

Out of state patients

out-of-state patients came to UAB Hospital last year


UAB faculty members have been presidents of the American Heart Association.

new residence hall

UAB’s state-of-the-art new freshman residence hall, which opened in fall 2015, offers space for more than 700 students.


patients seen annually by School of Optometry faculty and students in its clinics and community outreach programs.


Alabama university recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both "highest research activity" and "community engagement."

Fraternities and sororities

UAB is home to


fraternities and sororities.

In 2015, UAB Hospital was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization, a prestigious symbol of nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time, becoming only the


hospital worldwide to achieve this distinction.

Community Service Honor Roll

straight years on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

100 blocks

UAB's campus covers 100 city blocks and is just steps away from top Birmingham attractions, including Railroad Park, Regions Field and nationally famous dining options.

CCT miles

million miles traveled in jet and ground ambulances by UAB's Critical Care Transport team.

Millions of gallons of water per year are saved through UAB Sustainability efforts.

UAB has one of the only Ph.D.-level medical sociology programs in the world.

In the 2014-2015 academic year, UAB students provided more than


hours of service to local and global communities.

UAB students earned a record


nationally competitive scholarships in the 2016-2017 academic year

UAB has one of only two Level 1 ocular trauma centers in the United States.

Gift of Sight

uninsured patients received free exams, glasses and other vision care from UAB School of Optometry faculty, staff and students in the Gift of Sight event in December 2015.

UAB students represented 105 countries in fall 2016.

Level 1 Trauma Center

Level 1 adult trauma center in Alabama.

UAB Education Abroad offers 250 programs in 47 countries

UAB Education Abroad offers more than 250 programs in 47 countries.

UABHS - Callahan

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is the only specialty hospital in Alabama focusing on eye care.

Birmingham was ranked


on Zagat's 2015 "America’s Next Hot Food Cities" list.

UABHS - Kirklin

More than 650,000 visits and procedures are performed each year at the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.

Marshall and Rhodes

Engineering student Ophelia Johnson recently won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. UAB has produced both a Marshall and Rhodes Scholar in the space of a year.

There are


campus organizations, including more than 120 clubs and interest groups, at UAB.

UAB's fall 2016 freshman class is its largest ever, with



Travel Channel

U.S. city on the Travel Channel's list of 11 "Next Great Destinations" for 2016

Honors College enrollment

students enrolled in the UAB Honors College in fall 2016, its largest-ever class.

The Mock Trial, Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences have all won




The UABTeach program, which prepares highly qualified educators to address a national STEM teacher shortage, has more than doubled its initial enrollment goal.


UAB's recording studio is one of a handful in the country to feature the AVID System 5 Fusion Console, giving students professional-level experience.


areas of undergraduate study at UAB, including 51 baccalaureate degree programs.


master's programs and 40 doctoral programs in the UAB Graduate School.

Gospel Choir

The UAB Gospel Choir, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, has performed sold-out concerts around the world.