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Alabama

Including satellite campuses, Alabama is dotted with 74 public colleges and universities, providing a rich and diverse academic culture that is supplemented by a range of private institutions. Students, however, don’t have to actually live in Alabama to take advantage of the state’s stellar academic environment. Major additions and advances in online course and degree opportunities have made Alabama — and its nationally coveted network of public learning institutions — a leader in distance learning.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$9,200 35,308 4 Year Public YES +
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Orange Beach, Alabama
$4,800 33,772 4 Year Private No +
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Troy, Alabama
$5,976 33,393 4 Year Public YES +
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Auburn University, Alabama
$7,872 27,046 4 Year Public YES +
5. $6,798 20,892 4 Year Public YES +
6. $3,270 17,612 2 Year Public No +
7. $6,360 17,302 4 Year Public YES +
8. $3,270 14,398 2 Year Public No +
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Birmingham, Alabama
$11,519 12,546 4 Year Private No +
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Jacksonville, Alabama
$7,950 11,374 4 Year Public YES +
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Best Colleges for Future Service Members +

Alabama may be the heart of Dixie, but it’s also the home of many colleges and degree tracks with ROTC programs. For students who prioritize service to their country, look no further than the following list of colleges. Below you’ll find a collection of the four-year degree granting, non-profit institutions, with no less than two ROTC programs available. Whether you choose ROTC for the Army, Navy, or Air Force, you’ll have service opportunities all while completing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Tuition rates below $20,000 per year have also been highlighted. Kudos to the following Alabama programs for offering economical college opportunities to the students most interested in service.

College Name Tuition City ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force
Auburn University $7,872 Auburn University Yes Yes Yes
Tuskegee University $18,100 Tuskegee Yes Yes Yes
Troy University $5,976 Troy Yes No Yes
University of South Alabama $6,360 Mobile Yes No Yes
University of Alabama at Birmingham $6,798 Birmingham Yes No Yes
Auburn University at Montgomery $7,500 Montgomery Yes No Yes
University of Montevallo $8,790 Montevallo Yes No Yes
The University of Alabama $9,200 Tuscaloosa Yes No Yes
Miles College $10,224 Fairfield Yes No Yes
Stillman College $13,548 Tuscaloosa Yes No Yes
Faulkner University $15,730 Montgomery Yes No Yes
University of Mobile $17,110 Mobile Yes No Yes
Huntingdon College $19,988 Montgomery Yes No Yes

Best Colleges for Personal Attention +

If you're looking for high quality colleges and universities in the South, look no further than Alabama. Some schools feature a number of degree programs, while others focus on a specific field. No matter what their scholarly interest, students are typically looking for a quality education from a school that's not crowded with other students in every room. Quality education without overcrowding is possible at many schools in Alabama. The following colleges offer enrollment of over 5,000 students, but with average classrooms of fewer than 20 students per instructor. Kudos to the non-profit four-year schools with the greatest student-teacher ratios in Alabama.

College Name Student-Teacher-Ratio Undergraduate Students Tuition Type City
University of North Alabama 20 to 1 7,260 $5,328 Public Florence
Jacksonville State University 20 to 1 9,671 $7,950 Public Jacksonville
Alabama A & M University 19 to 1 4,582 $5,592 Public Normal
Troy University 19 to 1 25,182 $5,976 Public Troy
The University of Alabama 19 to 1 28,718 $9,200 Public Tuscaloosa
Stillman College 18 to 1 1,201 $13,548 Private not-for-profit Tuscaloosa
University of Alabama at Birmingham 18 to 1 12,962 $6,798 Public Birmingham
Auburn University 18 to 1 21,429 $7,872 Public Auburn University
University of West Alabama 17 to 1 2,454 $6,170 Public Livingston
University of Montevallo 17 to 1 2,785 $8,790 Public Montevallo
Athens State University 17 to 1 4,690 $4,590 Public Athens
Alabama State University 17 to 1 5,541 $6,312 Public Montgomery
Auburn University at Montgomery 16 to 1 5,424 $7,500 Public Montgomery
Selma University 15 to 1 610 $5,640 Private not-for-profit Selma
Faulkner University 15 to 1 3,637 $15,730 Private not-for-profit Montgomery
University of Alabama in Huntsville 15 to 1 6,983 $8,794 Public Huntsville
Southeastern Bible College 14 to 1 211 $11,700 Private not-for-profit Birmingham
United States Sports Academy 14 to 1 233 $11,880 Private not-for-profit Daphne
Huntingdon College 14 to 1 1,339 $19,988 Private not-for-profit Montgomery
Miles College 14 to 1 1,967 $10,224 Private not-for-profit Fairfield
Oakwood University 14 to 1 2,130 $14,530 Private not-for-profit Huntsville
Birmingham Southern College 13 to 1 1,354 $29,600 Private not-for-profit Birmingham
Spring Hill College 13 to 1 1,488 $27,670 Private not-for-profit Mobile
University of Mobile 13 to 1 1,781 $17,110 Private not-for-profit Mobile
Talladega College 12 to 1 939 $10,175 Private not-for-profit Talladega
Tuskegee University 12 to 1 2,721 $18,100 Private not-for-profit Tuskegee
Amridge University 11 to 1 522 $7,380 Private not-for-profit Montgomery
Samford University 11 to 1 3,096 $24,570 Private not-for-profit Birmingham
Huntsville Bible College 10 to 1 131 $3,120 Private not-for-profit Huntsville
Judson College 9 to 1 388 $14,200 Private not-for-profit Marion
Heritage Christian University 4 to 1 82 $8,952 Private not-for-profit Florence

Best Colleges for Women in Tech +

Many Alabama colleges work hard at creating an educational environment where women in the technology and engineering fields can flourish. We’ve compiled the very best of these programs and listed them below. These are colleges where women earning tech degrees can enjoy classrooms with the same gender ratio as the rest of the campus body. Some programs that are attracting women to the technology degrees offered at these Alabama colleges include female mentorships, all-women residence halls, and even centers dedicated to women in these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Please peruse the list below, where we’ve highlighted the ultimate Alabama colleges for women to earn their technology and engineering degrees. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name Tuition + Fees City Women in Tech Degrees Awarded Total Enrollment Institution Type
Auburn University $9,446 Auburn University 203 21,286 Public
University of Alabama at Birmingham $6,798 Birmingham 126 11,664 Public
University of Alabama in Huntsville $8,794 Huntsville 87 4,997 Public
The University of Alabama $9,200 Tuscaloosa 87 27,295 Public
University of West Alabama $7,320 Livingston 82 4,637 Public
University of South Alabama $6,660 Mobile 51 11,372 Public
Alabama A & M University $7,182 Normal 30 4,235 Public
Tuskegee University $18,900 Tuskegee 22 3,060 Private Not for Profit
Jacksonville State University $6,360 Jacksonville 15 6,423 Public
Samford University $25,150 Birmingham 11 4,280 Private Not for Profit
Alabama State University $7,932 Montgomery 7 4,600 Public
Oakwood University $15,414 Huntsville 6 1,846 Private Not for Profit
Athens State University N/A Athens 6 1,518 Public

Colleges Fighting for Families+

Alabama values the health of families, and this can be seen in the exceptional college programs, within the state, dedicated to this branch of social work. These schools produce graduates who are fully prepared to assist in mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, and anywhere children and families receive professional care. This preparation involves the very best in fieldwork, classes, clinical settings, and experiential learning. Scholarship and fellowship assistance makes these comprehensive programs affordable pursuits. When comparing Alabama colleges, we’ve looked at rankings, reputation, academic opportunities, and other advantages. We’ve posted the results in an easy-to-use list below. These highlighted programs are the leading social work programs in Alabama for those most interested in helping families. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Social Degrees Awarded Women Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 262 237 25 $9,200 27,295
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville 139 87 52 $6,360 6,423
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham 95 71 24 $6,798 11,664
Troy University Troy 92 81 11 $6,844 12,411
Alabama A & M University Normal 72 67 5 $7,182 4,235
Auburn University Auburn University 65 45 20 $9,446 21,286
Alabama State University Montgomery 62 50 12 $7,932 4,600
University of North Alabama Florence 47 37 10 $6,528 5,313
University of Montevallo Montevallo 35 24 11 $9,280 2,445
University of South Alabama Mobile 35 29 6 $6,660 11,372
Miles College Fairfield 18 16 2 $11,014 1,523
Tuskegee University Tuskegee 18 13 5 $18,900 3,060
University of West Alabama Livingston 12 9 3 $7,320 4,637
Oakwood University Huntsville 10 9 1 $15,414 1,846
Talladega College Talladega 9 7 2 $11,492 647
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville 9 9 $8,794 4,997
Athens State University Athens 8 7 1 N/A 1,518
University of Mobile Mobile 7 5 2 $18,080 1,357
Samford University Birmingham 5 3 2 $25,150 4,280
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery 5 5 $8,150 3,264

Colleges Shaping the Next Generation+

Education, with a focus on building the next generation, is a leading field at many of the best Alabama programs. What sets the best education programs apart is the students’ access to revolutionary teaching methodology. This can only be found at schools with the top research centers, staffed with the most innovative faculty. These programs work with their surrounding communities, offering firsthand experience through internships. This leads to graduates that are armed with the experience, skills, and knowledge to affect future change in the field of education. And with an array of concentrations to choose from, these programs are also producing educators with a deep understanding of their specialization. We’ve compared all of the Alabama schools, and listed below the very finest education programs in the state. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Education Degrees Awarded Total Women Total Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment Institution Type
University of West Alabama Livingston 788 660 128 $7,320 4,637 Public
Auburn University Auburn University 671 469 202 $9,446 21,286 Public
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 615 444 171 $9,200 27,295 Public
Troy University Troy 584 461 123 $6,844 12,411 Public
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham 465 360 105 $6,798 11,664 Public
University of South Alabama Mobile 380 296 84 $6,660 11,372 Public
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville 352 257 95 $6,360 6,423 Public
Athens State University Athens 271 226 45 N/A 1,518 Public
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery 231 175 56 $8,150 3,264 Public
Alabama State University Montgomery 211 145 66 $7,932 4,600 Public
University of Montevallo Montevallo 203 153 50 $9,280 2,445 Public
University of North Alabama Florence 180 136 44 $6,528 5,313 Public
Samford University Birmingham 110 93 17 $25,150 4,280 Private Not for Profit
Alabama A & M University Normal 104 61 43 $7,182 4,235 Public
University of Mobile Mobile 71 58 13 $18,080 1,357 Private Not for Profit
United States Sports Academy Daphne 46 5 41 N/A 154 Private Not for Profit
Faulkner University Montgomery 33 25 8 $17,380 2,543 Private Not for Profit
Miles College Fairfield 22 18 4 $11,014 1,523 Private Not for Profit
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham 17 16 1 $30,690 1,295 Private Not for Profit
Oakwood University Huntsville 16 15 1 $15,414 1,846 Private Not for Profit
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville 16 16 $8,794 4,997 Public
Spring Hill College Mobile 15 13 2 $29,450 1,173 Private Not for Profit
Huntingdon College Montgomery 14 8 6 $22,500 885 Private Not for Profit
Tuskegee University Tuskegee 11 9 2 $18,900 3,060 Private Not for Profit
Stillman College Tuscaloosa 10 6 4 $15,665 1,030 Private Not for Profit

Highest Starting Salaries for Graduates+

With the cost of post-secondary education rising, students are finding it more and more difficult to maximize their return on investment in their college education. Students in Alabama, like those across the country, are looking for a quality, affordable education which will enable them to secure a well-paying job after graduation. The schools below are part of an elite group of colleges and universities which we are calling the Alabama 20-30 Club. Each institution on the list boasts an annual tuition of under $20,000 and an average entry-level salary of over $30,000.

Congratulations to the following Alabama 20-30 colleges and universities!

College Name Starting Salary Tuition Undergraduate Students Type City
University of Alabama in Huntsville $49,600 $8,794 6,983 Public Huntsville
Tuskegee University $49,400 $18,100 2,721 Private not-for-profit Tuskegee
Columbia Southern University $46,800 $4,800 25,169 Private for-profit Orange Beach
Auburn University $45,500 $7,872 21,429 Public Auburn University
University of South Alabama $45,300 $6,360 13,366 Public Mobile
Alabama A & M University $43,300 $5,592 4,582 Public Normal
The University of Alabama $41,500 $9,200 28,718 Public Tuscaloosa
University of Alabama at Birmingham $39,800 $6,798 12,962 Public Birmingham
University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus $39,500 NR 707 Private for-profit Birmingham
Auburn University at Montgomery $38,100 $7,500 5,424 Public Montgomery
Jacksonville State University $37,400 $7,950 9,671 Public Jacksonville
Athens State University $37,400 $4,590 4,690 Public Athens
University of North Alabama $37,100 $5,328 7,260 Public Florence
Troy University $36,800 $5,976 25,182 Public Troy
Huntingdon College $36,600 $19,988 1,339 Private not-for-profit Montgomery
Faulkner University $34,700 $15,730 3,637 Private not-for-profit Montgomery
Alabama State University $34,500 $6,312 5,541 Public Montgomery
University of Montevallo $31,500 $8,790 2,785 Public Montevallo