Alabama’s dynamic higher education system can serve virtually any student goal and, hard data suggests, do so successfully. Residents who go to college are much more likely than those in other states to complete their degrees: the state’s 2013-14 four-year college graduation rate was eight percent higher than the national average. Alabama is home to nearly 60 colleges and universities, including 25 community colleges, 14 four-year universities and several private schools. Some of these institutions receive national recognition for program quality and other success factors. Which Alabama colleges are the best? Continue reading to learn more about rankings, accreditation, costs, financial aid, planning resources and more for colleges in Alabama.

Alabama College Leaderboard: 2016-17 Rankings

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Future Alabama college students have much to consider when researching programs. Some students focus on tuition costs and financial aid, for instance, while others are more concerned with class sizes, graduation rates or alumni earnings. Finding the right balance can be tricky. Students can use this ranking to identify Alabama colleges that scored highest in overall quality and value for 2016-17.

1
1 Enterprise State Community College
Score
99.82
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
43%
1Enterprise State Community College
Score
99.82
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    43%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 29
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
2
2 Gadsden State Community College
Score
99.60
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
25%
2Gadsden State Community College
Score
99.60
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    25%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 61
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 Wallace State Community College – Hanceville
Score
99.49
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
21%
3Wallace State Community College – Hanceville
Score
99.49
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    21%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 65
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
4
4 Southern Union State Community College
Score
99.01
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
32%
4Southern Union State Community College
Score
99.01
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    32%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 64
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
5
5 Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Score
98.91
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
35%
5Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Score
98.91
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    35%

  • Graduation Rate 21%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 28
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
6
6 H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Score
98.69
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$21,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
30%
6H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Score
98.69
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $21,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    30%

  • Graduation Rate 33%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 45
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Jefferson Davis Community College
Score
98.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
30%
7Jefferson Davis Community College
Score
98.68
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    30%

  • Graduation Rate 30%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
8
8 J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Score
98.55
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
22%
8J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Score
98.55
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    22%

  • Graduation Rate 15%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
9
9 Faulkner State Community College
Score
97.85
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
25:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
26%
9Faulkner State Community College
Score
97.85
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    25:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    26%

  • Graduation Rate 10%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
10
10 Jefferson State Community College
Score
97.62
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
15%
10Jefferson State Community College
Score
97.62
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    15%

  • Graduation Rate 7%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
11
11 Northeast Alabama Community College
Score
97.56
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$28,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
30%
11Northeast Alabama Community College
Score
97.56
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $28,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    30%

  • Graduation Rate 24%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 34
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
12
12 Wallace Community College – Dothan
Score
97.52
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
11%
12Wallace Community College – Dothan
Score
97.52
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    11%

  • Graduation Rate 15%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 55
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
13
13 Bevill State Community College
Score
97.49
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
38%
13Bevill State Community College
Score
97.49
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    38%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 55
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
14
14 Wallace Community College – Selma
Score
97.04
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
19%
14Wallace Community College – Selma
Score
97.04
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    19%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 24
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
15
15 Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Score
96.70
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$22,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
32%
15Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Score
96.70
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $22,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    32%

  • Graduation Rate 18%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 62
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 Snead State Community College
Score
96.39
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
65%
16Snead State Community College
Score
96.39
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    65%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 16
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
17
17 Bishop State Community College
Score
96.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$22,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
21%
17Bishop State Community College
Score
96.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $22,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    21%

  • Graduation Rate 11%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
18
18 Calhoun State Community College
Score
95.88
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
25:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
14%
18Calhoun State Community College
Score
95.88
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    25:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    14%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 55
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
19
19 Remington College-Mobile Campus
Score
95.65
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
79%
19Remington College-Mobile Campus
Score
95.65
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    79%

  • Graduation Rate 59%
  • Acceptance Rate 81%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 9
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
20
20 Shelton State Community College
Score
94.87
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
19%
20Shelton State Community College
Score
94.87
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    19%

  • Graduation Rate 8%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 50
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
21
21 Central Alabama Community College
Score
90.99
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
38%
21Central Alabama Community College
Score
90.99
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    38%

  • Graduation Rate 9%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 32
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
22
22 Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Score
89.03
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
42%
22Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Score
89.03
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    42%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 27
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
23
23 Northwest-Shoals Community College
Score
87.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
46%
23Northwest-Shoals Community College
Score
87.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    46%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 49
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
24
24 Alabama Southern Community College
Score
87.86
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$23,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
41%
24Alabama Southern Community College
Score
87.86
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $23,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    41%

  • Graduation Rate 23%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 13
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 Reid State Technical College
Score
87.67
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$20,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
59%
25Reid State Technical College
Score
87.67
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $20,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    59%

  • Graduation Rate 34%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 25
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
26
26 J F Ingram State Technical College
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
26J F Ingram State Technical College
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 31%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 35
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
1
1 Samford University
Score
99.79
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$45,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
1Samford University
Score
99.79
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $45,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 71%
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 86
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
2
2 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Score
97.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
66%
2University of Alabama at Birmingham
Score
97.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    66%

  • Graduation Rate 48%
  • Acceptance Rate 86%
  • # Online Programs 17
  • # Total Programs 96
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 Spring Hill College
Score
97.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$43,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
3Spring Hill College
Score
97.76
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $43,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 62%
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 53
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
4
4 Auburn University
Score
97.72
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$45,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
65%
4Auburn University
Score
97.72
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $45,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    65%

  • Graduation Rate 68%
  • Acceptance Rate 83%
  • # Online Programs 18
  • # Total Programs 154
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
5
5 University of Alabama in Huntsville
Score
97.50
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$46,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
66%
5University of Alabama in Huntsville
Score
97.50
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $46,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    66%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 56
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
6
6 The University of Alabama
Score
96.89
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$42,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
53%
6The University of Alabama
Score
96.89
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $42,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    53%

  • Graduation Rate 67%
  • Acceptance Rate 51%
  • # Online Programs 22
  • # Total Programs 136
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Birmingham Southern College
Score
96.36
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
7Birmingham Southern College
Score
96.36
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 66%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 43
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
8
8 University of Mobile
Score
95.47
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
8University of Mobile
Score
95.47
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 42%
  • Acceptance Rate 58%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
9
9 Troy University
Score
95.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
45%
9Troy University
Score
95.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    45%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate 44%
  • # Online Programs 22
  • # Total Programs 64
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
10
10 University of South Alabama
Score
94.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
59%
10University of South Alabama
Score
94.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    59%

  • Graduation Rate 37%
  • Acceptance Rate 83%
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 80
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
11
11 Amridge University
Score
94.53
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
11Amridge University
Score
94.53
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate N/A
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 13
  • # Total Programs 13
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
12
12 Huntingdon College
Score
94.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
12Huntingdon College
Score
94.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 58%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 36
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
13
13 Judson College
Score
93.56
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
95%
13Judson College
Score
93.56
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    95%

  • Graduation Rate 37%
  • Acceptance Rate 65%
  • # Online Programs 15
  • # Total Programs 22
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
14
14 Tuskegee University
Score
93.35
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
24%
14Tuskegee University
Score
93.35
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    24%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 49%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 59
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
15
15 Oakwood University
Score
92.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
85%
15Oakwood University
Score
92.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    85%

  • Graduation Rate 38%
  • Acceptance Rate 48%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 60
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 University of North Alabama
Score
92.19
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
51%
16University of North Alabama
Score
92.19
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    51%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate 68%
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 48
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
17
17 Jacksonville State University
Score
92.01
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
19:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
56%
17Jacksonville State University
Score
92.01
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    19:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    56%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate 83%
  • # Online Programs 14
  • # Total Programs 64
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
18
18 University of Montevallo
Score
91.87
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
62%
18University of Montevallo
Score
91.87
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    62%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 34
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
19
19 Faulkner University
Score
91.40
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
92%
19Faulkner University
Score
91.40
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    92%

  • Graduation Rate 33%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 38
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
20
20 Athens State University
Score
91.36
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
20Athens State University
Score
91.36
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate N/A
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 10
  • # Total Programs 30
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
21
21 Alabama State University
Score
91.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
36%
21Alabama State University
Score
91.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    36%

  • Graduation Rate 26%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 46
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
22
22 University of West Alabama
Score
90.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
47%
22University of West Alabama
Score
90.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    47%

  • Graduation Rate 27%
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • # Online Programs 15
  • # Total Programs 33
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
23
23 Auburn University at Montgomery
Score
90.08
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
41%
23Auburn University at Montgomery
Score
90.08
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    41%

  • Graduation Rate 6%
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 46
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
24
24 Alabama A & M University
Score
89.58
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
49%
24Alabama A & M University
Score
89.58
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    49%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 63
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 Stillman College
Score
87.48
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$24,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
25Stillman College
Score
87.48
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $24,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate 59%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 15
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
26
26 Talladega College
Score
86.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
57%
26Talladega College
Score
86.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    57%

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 20
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
27
27 Miles College
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
22%
27Miles College
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    22%

  • Graduation Rate 15%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 25
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No

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Alabama College Planning and Outreach Initiatives

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 84 percent of Alabamans had high school diplomas in 2010, yet only 23 percent had bachelor’s or graduate degrees. The state is taking great strides to improve those numbers. Several colleges, non-profits and state organizations are helping fill the gap through dedicated outreach programs that enhance college readiness, affordability and more. Here are some of them.

Blueprints College Access Initiative

Blueprints College Access Initiative promotes college readiness among Alabama’s low-income high school students. The organization uses a peer-mentoring system connecting high school students with current college students. It also offers in-classroom workshops, after-school tutoring and support, financial aid information, and relationships with college students and professors to create a “college-positive” culture.

Gear Up Alabama

The Black Belt region of Alabama is historically one of the poorest in the state with more than 25 percent of adults living below the poverty line. Higher education rates also tend to be low. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a grant program that increases the number of college-ready low-income students. According to the organization, it services nearly 9,300 students in 52 schools across the region.

AAMU-ASU Transfer Scholarship Program

This scholarship program through Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and Alabama State University in Montgomery offers graduates of any public community or technical college the opportunity to complete a four-year degree for free. Each university can choose up to 500 awardees each year through 2018, its final year, when they choose up to 250 award winners.

Cost Analysis of Colleges in Alabama

For many people, the value of a degree program hinges on both its long- and short-term financial impact. One might consider which colleges in Alabama are most affordable, produce the highest-paid graduates or provide exceptional financial aid. The following rankings clear things up.

Average Alabama Tuition &
Fees at 4-Year Public Colleges

Source: CollegeBoard

% of Alabama Students
Receiving Financial Aid

Source: IPEDS

Average Financial Aid Award
for Alabama Students

Source: IPEDS

* Institutional aid represents grant and scholarship funds directly awarded by a postsecondary institution.

* Financial aid data represents 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Alabama’s Most Affordable Colleges

College affordability depends on a great number of factors. Tuition, for instance, varies with one’s course load, degree level and residency, while financial aid availability is another key element. Certain schools are particularly successful on the cost front. This list highlights the most affordable colleges in Alabama based on net price.

Average
Annual Net
Price

Cost for students awarded federal financial aid, after school and government aid is deducted. At public colleges, only applies to in-state students.

Alabama College Net Price vs. National Average
ALABAMA $15,599 Average
Annual Net Price
$18,073

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Alabama Colleges With Top Alumni Earnings

Students want to know that their degrees will hold value in tomorrow’s job market. After all, many graduates have student loans to pay off, licensing exams to pay for or professional organization membership expenses. The following clarifies which Alabama colleges have the highest-paid alumni.

Annual
Median Earnings
10 Years
After Entering
College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Alabama Alumni Salaries vs. National Average
ALABAMA $35,583 Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After Entering College
$42,759

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Colleges in Alabama That Produce the Least Student Debt

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the average debt with which students graduated from Alabama colleges in 2015 was $29,425. This places the state in among the top 10 in the nation. Nonetheless, the same institute reported that 54 percent of students graduate with some debt. Graduates of the following institutions carry the lowest average educational debt in Alabama.

Median
Federal Student
Loan Debt After
Graduation

Only for undergraduates who completed college; does not include Parent-PLUS loans.

Alabama College Grad Debt Vs. National Average
ALABAMA $27,010 Median Federal Student
Loan Debt After Graduation
$23,145

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Cost of Living for Alabama College Students

Alabama already offers a lower-than-average cost of living, but those costs still vary by city or region. This reality can have a huge impact on students’ budgets. Various factors contribute: one college town might offer the lowest living costs while another provides the lowest food costs. This table gives an in-depth view of these factors across the most populous cities in the state.

area composite index housing groceries utilities transportation health care misc.
Statewide Average 91% 75% 99% 101% 93% 86% 98%
Birmingham 91% 80% 99% 98% 91% 85% 95%
Huntsville 91% 71% 93% 100% 95% 96% 101%
Mobile 92% 76% 102% 107% 96% 88% 95%
Montgomery 93% 85% 98% 107% 91% 82% 95%
Tuscaloosa 99% 75% 104% 107% 104% 82% 115%

Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research

College Accreditation in Alabama

Accreditation certifies that institution meets established quality standards and best practices. Alabama colleges are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC). Some programs can also be nationally accredited within specific fields and disciplines. Examples of programmatic accreditation organizations:

Alabama College City Spotlight

Birmingham

According to the 2010 US Census, Birmingham is the biggest city in Alabama with more than 212,000 residents. The city has nine colleges and community colleges, and many post-doctoral schools in fields like dentistry, law and engineering. Here are some of its higher education institutions.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

BirminghamJefferson State Community College Public $8,799 $30,300
Established in 1965, JSCC serves fewer than 10,000 students across four campuses and has an average student age of 24 years. The community college is a leading producer of nursing degree graduates. It is also home to the Instructional Technology Academy, which focuses on professional development in technology-related fields.
BirminghamSamford University Private not-for-profit $24,093 $45,800
SU is one of Alabama's top private Christian schools. It was founded in 1841, and has 5,206 students. Students can choose from fields like arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing, and public health. It has 30 undergraduate degree programs and a 93 percent placement rate (into jobs or graduate schools).
BirminghamUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Public $14,805 $40,300
UAB is a fast-growing research institution and medical center. In 1936 it was initially opened as an extension of the University of Alabama, but as of the 2016 spring semester there were 10,839 undergraduates enrolled, and 17,189 students total. Students don't have to study medicine; the university offers degrees in everything from anthropology and musical theater to accounting and mechanical engineering.
Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa's 2010 population was 95,334 - the fifth largest in the state - and University of Alabama students account for nearly a third of it. This institution, along with others in the town, translates to a high college attainment rate.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

TuscaloosaShelton State Community College Public $8,587 $24,300
SSCC is a public institution that strives to support its students through its commitment to excellence. The school has a complete environment for its students, with athletics, clubs and numerous degree programs. Among the fields one can study are industrial technologies, culinary arts, or behavioral sciences.
TuscaloosaStillman College Private not-for-profit $17,473 $24,700
A private college, Stillman is committed to providing a strong liberal arts education to its students. The school offers a variety of programs that are designed to benefit a diverse population through quality academics at various levels. The school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and has fewer than 1,000 students. Across 11 disciplines, the school had a completion rate of 78.8 percent in the fall of 2014.
TuscaloosaThe University of Alabama Public $20,916 $42,400
By far the biggest university in Alabama, UA is also the oldest public institution. It had 37,100 students in fall of 2015. In addition to its diverse academic landscape, UA is also known for its stellar athletics. Teams in five different sports have secured 25 national championships. One can easily find Crimson Tide fans all over the country.

Source: College Scorecard

Resources for Prospective Alabama College Students

Aspiring students looking to go to college in Alabama have many online resources at their disposal. Continue your research at the following Alabama higher education websites.

Alabama Career Information Network

This resource explains Alabama college financial aid programs in detail, including who may apply, program descriptions and application procedures.

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

ACHE gives prospective students and their families information on grant and financial aid programs, and can be a resource for searching for state-wide initiatives and improvements on higher education in the state.

Alabama Communities of Excellence

ACE is a non-profit organization formed to help participating communities establish and prepare for a more vibrant future. Prospective participants must have a commitment to the ACE program and be able to support its ideals.

Alabama Community College System

Hub for all relevant information for Alabama’s two-year community colleges. Info includes veterans’ services, adult education and job opportunities.

Alabama State Department of Education

From kindergarten through post-secondary education, this site has information for students at all levels.

College Affordability and Transparency Center

This program, through the US Department of Education, can help students navigate the price of going to different colleges in Alabama.

Higher Education Partnership

This organization advocates for Alabama’s 14 public universities and colleges and their students.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

SACS is the primary accreditation agency for colleges in Alabama, and has information on its members.