Alabama's Best Colleges for 2017

Best Two-, Four-Year Schools Evaluated for Student Career Services, Program Quality

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 21, 2017 – LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best universities and colleges in Alabama for 2017. Using government-backed data, the site found 27 four-year schools had the caliber to be on the list. Samford University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spring Hill College, Auburn University and University of Alabama in Huntsville came in as the top five. 26 two-year schools also made the list, with Enterprise State Community College, Gadsden State Community College, Wallace State Community College Hanceville, Southern Union State Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of schools is included below.

“Alabama currently has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, but schools are working to combat that by providing quality higher education opportunities,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The colleges and universities on our list offer certificates, degrees and employment resources that best set students up for success in the workforce after school.”

To be included on the Alabama’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised for additional data that includes employment services, student counseling, annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid offerings.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Alabama” list, visit: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/alabama/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Alabama for 2017 include:
  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Amridge University
  • Athens State University
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • Faulkner University
  • Huntingdon College
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Judson College
  • Miles College
  • Oakwood University
  • Samford University
  • Spring Hill College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College
  • The University of Alabama
  • Troy University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Mobile
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of West Alabama
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Alabama for 2017 include:
  • Alabama Southern Community College
  • Bevill State Community College
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Calhoun State Community College
  • Central Alabama Community College
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Enterprise State Community College
  • Faulkner State Community College
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
  • J F Drake State Community and Technical College
  • J F Ingram State Technical College
  • Jefferson Davis Community College
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
  • Lurleen B Wallace Community College
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College
  • Reid State Technical College
  • Remington College-Mobile Campus
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • Southern Union State Community College
  • Wallace Community College - Dothan
  • Wallace Community College - Selma
  • Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

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