Top 2020 Colleges in Alabama

Alabama's 88 Colleges and Universities

Most schools in Alabama are located around Huntsville, Birmingham and Montgomery. Combined, these three cities span across most of Alabama. In addition to traditional colleges and universities, Alabama is also home to vocational skills to polytechnic institutions. Let’s look at some NCES stats about this state:

  • Alabama has 44 four year institutions. Most of these colleges are non profit schools focused on bachelors degrees.
  • There are 44 two year schools. Most of which are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years, Alabama Colleges have seen a 1.1% drop in enrollments. In 2017, 306,822 students were enrolled in a college.
  • In total, there were 60,282 degrees awarded in Alabama for the 2016 school year. The majority of which were Bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

According to the College Scorecard, alums Samford University from have the highest salary of all colleges in Alabama at $49,900. Meanwhile, the 2017 annual mean income in Alabama is $43,790. You do the math!

Alabama's Tuition Programs

Alabama has a transfer agreement between it's two year and four year public colleges. The agreement helps students easily transfer courses earned while earning their associate degree to a 4 year program.

Alabama is also a member of the Academic Common Market. This program is a tuition savings plan offered when a desired degree is not offered by an in state college. Students can enroll in an out of state college that offer their degree program. The cost is the institution’s in state tuition rates. For example, if you went to a member school in Georgia, you would pay GA in-state tuition.

Top Colleges in Alabama

Top Alabama colleges were ranked according to total number of students. Salary data obtained from College Scorecard.

#1
15,530
Total Number of Students
$5,175
Tuition & Fees
100%
Acceptance Rate
#2
16,981
Total Number of Students
$8,908 / $16,708
Tuition & Fees
88%
Acceptance Rate
#3
9,736
Total Number of Students
$4,820 / $8,690
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#4
9,078
Total Number of Students
$4,800 / $8,670
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#5
Coastal Alabama Community College
7,419
Total Number of Students
$4,740 / $8,610
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Alabama

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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