Advancing Alabama

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Auburn creates economic opportunity and helps Alabama prosper. Our efforts empower communities, businesses and industries by delivering practical, research-based solutions that improve the quality of life, the way we work and our state’s bottom line.

Auburn educates more Alabamians than any other college
Auburn is the highest-ranked public institution in Alabama
Auburn has an impressive return on investment

Creating economic opportunity

Auburn delivers an impressive return on investment for our state— for every dollar invested in Auburn, we return $8. The university system and its alumni contribute more than $5.4 billion to our state’s economy, and we’re responsible for some 25,826 jobs in our state. These numbers add up for our state, and they’re felt in the pockets of Alabamians every day.

Empowering the citizens of Alabama

As a land-grant university, Auburn serves our state by going above and beyond to ensure Alabamians thrive, especially in underserved communities. We advance all of Alabama by providing access to education, resources and expertise. With initiatives ranging from a new educational complex in Gulf Shores, to Rural Studio, an innovative and holistic approach to affordable housing. We also keep our citizens safe by partnering with the justice department to tackle the opioid epidemic.

Producing game changers

Auburn’s strong academics and unrivaled student experience prepare our graduates to succeed and lead in their chosen industry. With a network of more than 233,000 alumni worldwide — a roster than includes a half-dozen astronauts, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Apple CEO Tim Cook — you’re never far away from an inspirational Auburn success story.

Solving problems, changing lives

As a top-tier Carnegie R1 research university, Auburn is among the nation’s elite, developing critical answers to real-world problems. Our researchers are attempting to cure the rare genetic disease GM1, and they’re investigating the potential of olive oil as a means to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Auburn is committed to offering answers to society’s most pressing issues, including challenges in the realms of cybersecurity, health sciences, sustainable resources and affordable housing.