Alabama College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, eighty-five colleges are active for serving college programs in Alabama. By school types, there are thirty-nine public schools and forty-six private schools. By school levels, thirty-eight 4-years (or high) schools, thirty 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and seventeen less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the eighty-five Alabama schools, Samford University ranked first and Auburn University ranked second (view more at Alabama college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Alabama colleges is $11,211 for Alabama residents and $14,946 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 66.70% and the average SAT score is 1,101. The average number of students is 3,641 and the average student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Alabama colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Alabama Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Alabama ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,198$21,2271,16083.00%5,61976%12 to 1
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,956$31,9561,23581.00%30,44079%19 to 1
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$31,090$30,9401,21083.00%38,39071%22 to 1
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,400$19,1881,22874.00%21,92363%19 to 1
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,734$25,3861,36483.00%9,73658%17 to 1
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,840$20,2001,04555.00%8,47941%18 to 1
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,730$26,5321,13553.00%2,61255%13 to 1
Troy University
Troy, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,708$16,1561,01088.00%16,98147%16 to 1
Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,900-1,21054.00%1,26869%12 to 1
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,220$13,8601,09889.00%7,48849%19 to 1
Spring Hill College
Mobile, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,868$7,1821,11350.00%1,37956%13 to 1
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,396$17,57295097.00%4,41333%15 to 1
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,292$16,1121,12579.00%14,83446%18 to 1
Judson College
Marion, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,640-1,09837.00%26836%5 to 1
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,614$23,39898952.00%3,02652%14 to 1
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,090$13,54694035.00%5,20035%14 to 1
Faulkner University
Montgomery, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,990$11,8501,08078.00%3,17833%12 to 1
Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,292--33.00%79727%15 to 1
Alabama A & M University
Normal, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,634$21,57492592.00%6,10630%20 to 1
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,820$17,8121,03590.00%5,21134%17 to 1
Talladega College
Talladega, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,866$16,650--1,21234%22 to 1
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,775$4,035--21,10422%62 to 1
South University-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,000$16,320--39010%10 to 1
Amridge University
Montgomery, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,950$13,000--75533%12 to 1
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,950---1,70520%18 to 1
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,550---4,35020%19 to 1
Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology
Jackson, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,613---2591%20 to 1
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$9,432---4,73625%17 to 1
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
Hanceville, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---5,05744%16 to 1
H Councill Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,760---1,85521%14 to 1
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,035-1,10859.00%1,08149%14 to 1
United States Sports Academy
Daphne, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,424$19,440--546-8 to 1
Virginia College-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800$13,690--2,108-17 to 1
J F Ingram State Technical College
Deatsville, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$5,472---44330%11 to 1
Remington College-Mobile Campus
Mobile, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,148---31356%17 to 1
Fortis College-Foley
Foley, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,342---10859%22 to 1
John C Calhoun State Community College
Tanner, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,930---9,73626%23 to 1
Strayer University-Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--1,234-35 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham
Hoover, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,000---13252%10 to 1
Miles College
Fairfield, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,714---1,55025%16 to 1
Fortis Institute-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$13,649---38355%20 to 1
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,821---3,53924%19 to 1
University Academy of Hair Design
Tuscaloosa, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,695---2863%12 to 1
Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,990$14,51698165.00%1,63651%11 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---15463%14 to 1
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,910---1,56819%17 to 1
Coastal Alabama Community College
Bay Minette, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---7,41916%22 to 1
Snead State Community College
Boaz, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$9,600---2,28040%21 to 1
Brown Beauty Barber School
Bessemer, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,100---21100%11 to 1
New Beginning College of Cosmetology
Albertville, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,040---8379%20 to 1
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
Selma, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,550---1,47531%13 to 1
Heritage Christian University
Florence, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,532$5,112-24.00%7880%8 to 1
Bevill State Community College
Jasper, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$9,470---3,74528%16 to 1
Fortis College
Mobile, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,108---32257%19 to 1
Virginia College-Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800---491-12 to 1
Alabama State College of Barber Styling
Gardendale, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,850---1533%8 to 1
Blue Cliff Career College
Mobile, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,125--85.00%8759%17 to 1
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---1,78438%17 to 1
Fortis College-Dothan
Dothan, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,342---18040%25 to 1
University of Mobile
Mobile, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,365$11,5801,08546.00%1,88555%13 to 1
Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound
Mobile, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$17,980---44-15 to 1
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,860---1,68117%18 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,630---4654%10 to 1
Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,910---39629%12 to 1
Selma University
Selma, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,280$1,880--3172%13 to 1
Midfield Institute of Cosmetology
Midfield, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,300---23100%16 to 1
Winonah's International School of Cosmetology
Hoover, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,500---5949%10 to 1
George C Wallace Community College-Dothan
Dothan, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,790---4,61031%17 to 1
Herzing University-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200$11,680-78.00%57128%14 to 1
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,820---83114%15 to 1
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$9,720---4,53122%19 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville
Madison, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,000---16550%15 to 1
Mitchell Cosmetology College
Alabaster, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,080----61%14 to 1
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$9,840---9,07815%20 to 1
Huntsville Bible College
Huntsville, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$4,490$4,580--128-13 to 1
Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---3,27419%16 to 1
Virginia College-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800---429-8 to 1
Marion Military Institute
Marion, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$15,418-1,20058.00%39430%14 to 1
Fortis College-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,108---33754%39 to 1
University of Alabama System Office
Tuscaloosa, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Fortis College-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Private, 2-4 years
$14,147---10640%35 to 1
Athens State University
Athens, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,890$13,224--3,044-15 to 1
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---2,88346%18 to 1
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dothan, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
----654--
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,850---2,86028%19 to 1
Average$14,946$15,9781,10166.70%3,64144%17 to 1