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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

    Heritage Christian University

    Florence, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,030
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    114
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Herzing University-Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,150
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    612
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Huntingdon College

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,500
    Years Accredited
    86 (1928)
    Student Population
    1,339
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Huntsville Bible College

    Huntsville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,225
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    131
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  6. School Name

    J F Drake State Community and Technical College

    Huntsville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,192
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    2,163
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Jacksonville State University

    Jacksonville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,360
    Years Accredited
    79 (1935)
    Student Population
    11,374
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    James H Faulkner State Community College

    Bay Minette, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,182
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    6,762
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Jefferson Davis Community College

    Brewton, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,848
    Years Accredited
    24 (1990)
    Student Population
    1,784
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Jefferson State Community College

    Birmingham, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,200
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    14,398
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    John C Calhoun State Community College

    Tanner, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,990
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    17,612
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Judson College

    Marion, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,100
    Years Accredited
    89 (1925)
    Student Population
    388
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    Birmingham, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,170
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    6,042
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Lurleen B Wallace Community College

    Andalusia, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,960
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    2,535
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Northeast Alabama Community College

    Rainsville, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    4,419
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Northwest-Shoals Community College

    Muscle Shoals, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,080
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    5,501
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Reid State Technical College

    Evergreen, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,200
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    968
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Samford University

    Birmingham, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,150
    Years Accredited
    94 (1920)
    Student Population
    5,237
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Shelton State Community College

    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,140
    Years Accredited
    20 (1994)
    Student Population
    8,146
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Snead State Community College

    Boaz, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,104
    Years Accredited
    73 (1941)
    Student Population
    3,221
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    South University-Montgomery

    Montgomery, AL
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,360
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,227
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    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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