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61 Schools in Alabama Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Alabama A & M University

    Normal, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,182
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    5,557
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Alabama Southern Community College

    Monroeville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    49 (1965)
    Student Population
    1,972
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Alabama State University

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,932
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    6,368
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Amridge University

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,800
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    1,103
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Athens State University

    Athens, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    59 (1955)
    Student Population
    4,690
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Auburn University

    Auburn University, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,446
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    27,046
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Auburn University at Montgomery

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,150
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    6,606
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Bevill State Community College

    Jasper, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,170
    Years Accredited
    22 (1992)
    Student Population
    5,827
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Bishop State Community College

    Mobile, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    22 (1992)
    Student Population
    6,109
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Central Alabama Community College

    Alexander City, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    3,239
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Chattahoochee Valley Community College

    Phenix City, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,200
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    2,500
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Columbia Southern University

    Orange Beach, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,895
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    33,772
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Concordia College Alabama

    Selma, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,090
    Years Accredited
    31 (1983)
    Student Population
    849
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Enterprise State Community College

    Enterprise, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,724
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    3,731
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Faulkner University

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,380
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    4,342
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Gadsden State Community College

    Gadsden, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,840
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    9,482
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

    Dothan, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,840
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    6,873
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    Hanceville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    7,905
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

    Selma, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,840
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    3,206
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,240
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    2,478
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

The cost of tuition for colleges and universities in Alabama has been steadily rising for both private and public institutions. This can be partially attributed to general inflation, but a major culprit is the decrease in state spending on higher education. In fact, Alabama's higher education spending declined 28.4% between the 2008 and 2013 fiscal years, making it the state with the fifth sharpest dip. In turn, colleges and universities raise tuition costs to fill the increasing gap left by decreased state support.

College Enrollment

Enrollment in Alabama colleges and universities has steadily increased. Alabama\'s enrollments have been on par with the national average, seeing a surge in enrollment during the recession and a gradual increase afterwards.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Alabama's CollegeCounts 529 Fund: This type of plan is a savings account with tax advantages, where collected funds can be used at eligible colleges and universities for tuition, books, supplies, and costs associated with enrollment. This acts as an investment program, and Alabama residents may be eligible to forgo the upfront commissions costs and fees.
    • The Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA), beyond their mission to advance the opportunities of Alabama's fin aid professionals, is committed to keeping Alabama's students and parents informed of resources and options that will help them manage the cost of a college education. AASFAA also awards their own scholarships and holds annual conferences.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • College Goal Alabama: Part of the larger College Goal Sunday project, volunteers will help students and families complete their FAFSA forms. Aid is typically offered in major cities every February and March.
    • Alabama REACH: Run by the University of Alabama, REACH aims to help current and former foster youth, orphans, wards of the state, homeless, and emancipated minors enroll in and complete a college education. Candidates must apply to be part of the REACH program.
    • Blueprints College Access Initiative: This program connects low-income high school students to mentors, who are often current college students themselves. These mentors guide the high schoolers through the college admissions process, and prepare them for college learning in general through workshops and campus visits.
  4. Higher Education News

    • AL.com: This major news source for Alabama regularly covers breaking news at major college campuses across the state.
    • Education Week: This national publication gives users the option to focus on state-specific updates.

Higher Education in Alabama

Alabama Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 47% Alabama
      Graduation Rate
    • 20.3 ACT Alabama
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Alabama

  • AL US
    Public 2-Year
  • AL US
    Public 4-Year
  • AL US
    Private 4-year

Alabama Institutions

  • AL US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • AL US
    Public
    Institutions
  • AL US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • AL US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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