High Tide? Rising Tide?

Last Updated on November 10, 2020 by Real College Matters

4 February 2020

Here’s some Crimson Tide data for you:

Whoever you are and wherever you live, there’s a pretty good chance that an honor student up the street is considering the University of Alabama as college options are weighed in the coming few months. Alabama’s use of guaranteed merit scholarships to entice out-of-state high achievers is well-documented and has surely played a role in transforming the geographic diversity of the student body.

Using the data Alabama reported to the government (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), I collected the stats from the inputs given in 1986 and 2018. There are three different charts, the last two of which are clickable/interactive. Don’t miss the last one with the pull-down menu. The California stat is staggering.

If you are using a mobile device and have trouble seeing the chart, try this link.