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|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||71%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||91%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||541|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||49%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||13%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||77%|
57% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
27% of all undergraduates live on campus
The University of South Alabama Police Department exists to meet the unique law enforcement needs of a university community. Therefore, USAPD engages in community oriented policing that actively encourages input from the community and utilizes innovative crime interdiction, prevention, and public education methods to foster a safe environment on campus.
The University Police department is directed by the Chief of Police, a Patrol Captain and an Administrative Captain, an Investigative Lieutenant and a Special Operations Lieutenant. The department is comprised of 33 sworn police officers, four armed security guards and a full time support staff of 6 civilian employees. It operates 24/365, and provides full police services to the university community, primarily the Main Campus and the Springhill Avenue Campus.
All police officers have completed an Alabama Post certified academy and undergo semi-annual firearms and police training. USA Police officers are sworn state law enforcement officers and are empowered by legislation to enforce all state and local laws and may make arrests for any offense occurring, or having probable cause to believe occurred, within their presence or anywhere within the State of Alabama. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of the law on institution property that is owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the institution; however, their authority extends to any place in the state. All law enforcement matters are handled within the department including initial complaint taking, criminal investigations and arrests.
The university also employs security guards at its hospitals, and Baldwin County locations. These security guards are managed by the local campus administrator and not the University Police. They have citizen arrest powers as provided by state law.