Campaign Billion

The Campaign for UAB surpassed $1 billion raised in November 2018. 

In the decade from 2003-2013, UAB's Health Administration program was one of the nation's leaders in the number of black doctoral recipients graduated, according to a 2017 study.

HIIE Impact

royalty income in FY2019 from UAB research

Times Higher Ed

UAB ranked 


in the U.S., and in the top 12 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019 Young University Rankings.

Udall Centers

In 2019, UAB was selected as one of 


national Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's disease.

UAB Hospital was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization, a prestigious symbol of nursing excellence, for an unprecedented 5th consecutive time in 2019, becoming only the


hospital worldwide to achieve this distinction.

APLU designation

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated UAB as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, among 65 higher education institutions nationwide to receive this prestigious honor. 

Institute for Arts in Medicine

The UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine has served more than 47,000 people since 2013.

14 programs in top 25, U.S. News “Best Graduate Schools” list

programs in top 25, U.S. News & World Report 2020 "America's Best Graduate Schools" list.

NIH research awards

NIH funding to UAB was nearly


in 2018, placing UAB 20th among universities receiving funds from the NIH.

Best Hospitals US News

of UAB’s specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50 programs of their kind in the 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report from U.S. News & World Report.


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.

Green space

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

UAB's Master of Science in Health Administration program is ranked


in the country in the 2020 U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings.

Research awards top $500 million

Research awards at UAB topped


for the first time in FY2018, reaching $527 million.

Transplant - 50

UAB's transplant program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. UAB transplant services performed more than


transplants during that time.

With more than 25,000 employees, UAB is Alabama's


single employer.


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.

UAB's new Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation program, launched in fall 2018, is one of only two in the country that does not require a specific previous degree for entry.


licenses and 15 patents issued in FY2019


student-led companies have been incubated at the UAB Innovation Lab (iLab), a collaboration between the UAB Collat School of Business and Innovation Depot, as of January 2018.

Service learning

There were


student enrollments in 256 service learning courses at UAB in 2017-2018.


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

2018 Record Enrollment

A record


students, including 2,299 freshmen, were enrolled at UAB in fall 2018.

More than 350 underserved people received


teeth cleanings, restorations and extractions as part of the UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day in October 2018.

Insight Into Diversity

UAB was recognized as a 


Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

UAB ranks 31st in federal research funding, based on 2018 figures, which is


among public universities. 

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 2018. In 2016, the Cancer Center was awarded a five-year, $29-million renewal of its core grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Innovation Depot

UAB is a founding partner in Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the Southeast, which had an economic impact of $1.6 billion over the past five years.

Tree Campus USA

UAB's campus is home to more than 4,400 trees, earning the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA designation for five consecutive years.


A record


UAB students and alumni were selected for the prestigious Fulbright Student Program in 2018.

Babies born at UAB Hospital

babies delivered at UAB Hospital in 2018, including 136 sets of twins and 7 sets of triplets.


new drugs in the pipeline for the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, a UAB-Southern Research partnership, as of February 2019.

The employee-led UAB Benevolent Fund works with more than


local nonprofit organizations.

NMT and Health Physics

UAB offers the 


Health Physics and Nuclear Medicine Technology programs in Alabama.

UAB has


faculty members elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

UABHS - Every county

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

UAB did business with some


Birmingham suppliers, spending $200M in FY2017.

ArtPlay outreach

ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education, served nearly


individuals in the Birmingham area through the arts in 2017-2018.

Deep South Network

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


UAB's research supercomputer offers


teraflops of processing power, making it one of the five fastest at institutions in the Southeast.

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.


More than


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

UAB's research team includes


principal investigators and 2,500+ key personnel. In 2018, 5,395 submitted proposals led to 1,951 new competitive awards.


The UAB Women & Infants Center houses the only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Alabama.


graduate students


postdoctoral fellows and more than


undergraduates contribute to UAB research


UAB is one of


inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research.

UAB Hospital

UAB Hospital is among the 20 largest hospitals in the United States.


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

In 2018, Collat School of Business students saved local working families more than


dollars in commercial tax preparation fees by volunteering their time to prepare 2,700+ tax returns for free. Their work secures nearly $3.9 million for the families annually.

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.

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.

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.


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.

CCC patients

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


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.

Undergraduate Research

UAB students were enrolled in more than


undergraduate research courses during the 2017-2018 school year.

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.

UAB Hospital receives five Women's Choice Award

UAB Hospital received the 2019 Women’s Choice Award "America's Best Hospital" designations for five practice areas: breast care, heart care, cancer care, obstetrics and bariatric surgery.

Dental network

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

UAB Kidney Chain

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


people so far the gift of life as of March 15, 2019.


UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.


clinical trials were carried out at UAB in 2018

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


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


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


Internet connection


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

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.

Libraries research

There are more than 1.4 million volumes in UAB libraries, including the largest biomedical library in Alabama.


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

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


UAB's Critical Care Transport team has transported more than



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.

Gift of Sight

low-income and underinsured patients received free exams, glasses and other vision care from UAB School of Optometry faculty, staff and students in the Gift of Sight event over four days in November-December 2018.

Student Center

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

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

Level 1 Trauma Center

Level 1 adult trauma center in Alabama (as designated by the American College of Surgeons).

UAB students, faculty and staff represented 100+ countries in fall 2018.

UABHS - Callahan

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

UABHS - Kirklin

More than 1.5 million visits each year to the Kirklin Clinic, Whitaker Clinic and other UAB Medicine Clinics.


UAB physicians on Best Doctors in America list for 2017-2018.

Fraternities and sororities

UAB is home to


fraternities and sororities, including two new fraternities launched in fall 2018.

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.

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

UAB students earned 


prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the 2017-2018 academic year.

UAB Education Abroad offers more than 170 programs in 53 countries

UAB Education Abroad offers more than 170 programs in 53 countries.

Birmingham was ranked


on Zagat's 2015 "America’s Next Hot Food Cities" list and named to the company's "Most Exciting Food Cities in America" list in 2017.

Marshall and Rhodes

Engineering student Ophelia Johnson won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship in Nov. 2015. UAB produced both a Marshall and Rhodes Scholar in the space of a year.

There are


registered student organizations at UAB.

Travel Channel

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


students enrolled in the UAB Honors College in fall 2018, 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, is the


program of its kind in Alabama.


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 56 baccalaureate degree programs.

Gospel Choir

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

Green and Gold Fund

The student-led Green and Gold Fund manages more than $500,000 in assets.


accredited school of public health in Alabama.

UAB is home to one of


World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization collaborating centers in the United States focused on nursing and midwifery.