At Auburn, we roll up our sleeves and put knowledge and discovery to work – work that fuels Alabama’s economy and cultivates healthier more prosperous communities. It’s who we are, and who we’ll always be.

This is Auburn at Work across Alabama.

Auburn At Work Across Alabama

Auburn's Impact Across Alabama

$5.63 billion
Our annual economic contribution to the state
The number of Alabama jobs we create
The number of students we educate and train
#1 University
Rated best university and best value in Alabama
Degrees awarded annually
Auburn alumni living in Alabama


Education that works

Auburn trains the teachers, nurses and health care professionals that nurture healthier, more productive lives.

We develop the scientists, engineers, architects and entrepreneurs who drive innovation and build vibrant communities.

Whatever a student aspires to be, whatever impact they want to make, it starts at Auburn.

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Extension & Outreach

Auburn Next-door

We’re proud of our land-grant roots and our presence in all 67 counties. Through Outreach and Extension, we partner with community leaders across the state to solve local problems and provide access to opportunities that benefit all.

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Extension’s research-based programs, materials, educational activities and programs address societal challenges and opportunities

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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Auburn’s outreach mission and programs help Alabamians meet their educational goals and improve their quality of life all.

University Outreach

Access to Rural Health care

Alabama Cooperative Extension, Auburn Outreach and the Auburn colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Human Sciences partner to launch an OnMed Care Station to provide rural Alabama residents access to affordable care.

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Real-world Research

Our research doesn’t stop in the lab – it’s being put to work by Alabama agriculture and forestry. It’s reimaging cybersecurity to make our world a safer place. It’s defining artificial intelligence, machine learning, next-generation manufacturing and quantum computing. And it’s powering Alabama’s space industry to once again take Americans back to the moon.

We’re not just learners, we’re doers.

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