Provided by University Of Alabama- Birmingham
In the past four decades, UAB has evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center, Alabama's single largest employer, and the economic engine of Birmingham with an impact of more than $3 billion on the area. With more than 18,000 students, 19,000 faculty and staff, and a campus covering more than 80 city blocks, UAB is on the leading edge of teaching, research, health care, and community service.
UAB's mission is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.
UAB is increasingly a first choice for education because it blends classroom teaching with countless opportunities to gain firsthand experience throughout the city, allowing students to face career challenges long before they receive a diploma. The university offers nearly 140 academic degrees through 12 schools and a large graduate school.