Colleges in Alabama

Alabama has 31 private and 14 public 4-year colleges that enroll 174,598 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $8,245 (for in-state students) and $18,201 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $15,092 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Alabama provided $2,351,970 in financial aid to 2,052 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $186,330,015 in grant and scholarships to 18,308 students.

Alabama receives 1.8% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 10,675 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $48,748,166 in pell grant ($4,541 per student on average) and 15,792 students received a total amount of $98,087,523 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,188 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Alabama

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alabama A & M University

Location: Normal, AL

Public $15,547 $8,130 $16,260
87%
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Location: Dothan, AL

Private
not for profit
Alabama State University

Location: Montgomery, AL

Public $12,796 $6,936 $13,872
46%
Amridge University

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
not for profit
$7,138 $6,000 $6,000
Open admission
Athens State University

Location: Athens, AL

Public
Auburn University

Location: Auburn, AL

Public $21,698 $9,072 $27,216
81%
Auburn University at Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, AL

Public $14,518 $8,880 $19,950
77%
Birmingham Southern College

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
not for profit
$24,630 $33,200 $33,200
48%
Brown Mackie College-Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
Columbia Southern University

Location: Orange Beach, AL

Private
for profit
$10,287
Open admission
Concordia College Alabama

Location: Selma, AL

Private
not for profit
$23,006 $9,920 $9,920
24%
Faulkner University

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
not for profit
$19,877 $18,320 $18,320
45%
Heritage Christian University

Location: Florence, AL

Private
not for profit
$8,999 $8,952 $8,952
33%
Herzing University-Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
$20,166 $12,560 $12,560
97%
Huntingdon College

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
not for profit
$21,041 $24,400 $24,400
57%
Huntsville Bible College

Location: Huntsville, AL

Private
not for profit
$4,270 $4,270
Open admission
Jacksonville State University

Location: Jacksonville, AL

Public $12,474 $7,200 $14,400
53%
Judson College

Location: Marion, AL

Private
not for profit
$17,232 $16,248 $16,248
58%
Miles College

Location: Fairfield, AL

Private
not for profit
$16,427 $10,632 $10,632
Open admission
Oakwood University

Location: Huntsville, AL

Private
not for profit
$26,427 $15,744 $15,744
48%
Samford University

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
not for profit
$29,544 $28,552 $28,552
91%
Selma University

Location: Selma, AL

Private
not for profit
$4,173 $6,480 $6,480
Open admission
South University-Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
for profit
$20,189 $17,210 $17,210
Open admission
Southeastern Bible College

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
not for profit
$12,072 $12,150 $12,150
Spring Hill College

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
not for profit
$20,441 $33,634 $33,634
44%
Stillman College

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Private
not for profit
$12,685 $9,548 $9,548
42%
Strayer University-Alabama

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
$12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Talladega College

Location: Talladega, AL

Private
not for profit
$12,690 $11,192 $11,192
Open admission
The University of Alabama

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Public $20,133 $10,470 $26,950
53%
Troy University

Location: Troy, AL

Public $10,283 $7,224 $14,448
91%
Tuskegee University

Location: Tuskegee, AL

Private
not for profit
$28,515 $18,560 $18,560
50%
United States Sports Academy

Location: Daphne, AL

Private
not for profit
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Public $16,092 $8,040 $18,368
58%
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, AL

Public $14,190 $8,996 $19,766
76%
University of Mobile

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
not for profit
$21,567 $20,200 $20,200
62%
University of Montevallo

Location: Montevallo, AL

Public $17,607 $11,370 $23,640
65%
University of North Alabama

Location: Florence, AL

Public $10,427 $6,336 $12,672
56%
University of Phoenix-Alabama

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
University of South Alabama

Location: Mobile, AL

Public $12,963 $7,248 $14,496
81%
University of West Alabama

Location: Livingston, AL

Public $13,545 $7,286 $14,572
53%
Virginia College-Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
$16,296
Open admission
Virginia College-Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, AL

Private
for profit
$17,688
Open admission

2-year Colleges in Alabama

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alabama Southern Community College

Location: Monroeville, AL

Public $4,183 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Bevill State Community College

Location: Jasper, AL

Public $7,379 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Bishop State Community College

Location: Mobile, AL

Public $4,768 $3,510 $7,200
Open admission
Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
for profit
Central Alabama Community College

Location: Alexander City, AL

Public $8,920 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Location: Phenix City, AL

Public $1,360 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Enterprise State Community College

Location: Enterprise, AL

Public $4,323 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Fortis College

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
for profit
$22,513
Open admission
Fortis College-Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
for profit
$29,495
Fortis Institute-Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
for profit
$24,746
Open admission
Gadsden State Community College

Location: Gadsden, AL

Public $4,235 $2,808 $5,616
Open admission
George C Wallace Community College-Dothan

Location: Dothan, AL

Public $3,496 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

Location: Hanceville, AL

Public $5,691 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

Location: Selma, AL

Public $7,217 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
H Councill Trenholm State Community College

Location: Montgomery, AL

Public $6,445 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
J F Drake State Community and Technical College

Location: Huntsville, AL

Public $6,428 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
J F Ingram State Technical College

Location: Deatsville, AL

Public $4,212 $4,212
Open admission
James H Faulkner State Community College

Location: Bay Minette, AL

Public $7,959 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Jefferson Davis Community College

Location: Brewton, AL

Public $7,523 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Jefferson State Community College

Location: Birmingham, AL

Public $9,284 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
John C Calhoun State Community College

Location: Tanner, AL

Public $5,086 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

Location: Birmingham, AL

Public $7,913 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Lurleen B Wallace Community College

Location: Andalusia, AL

Public $7,981 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Marion Military Institute

Location: Marion, AL

Public $11,064 $6,000 $12,000
64%
Northeast Alabama Community College

Location: Rainsville, AL

Public $2,958 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Northwest-Shoals Community College

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL

Public $6,651 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Reid State Technical College

Location: Evergreen, AL

Public $4,415 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Remington College-Mobile Campus

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
not for profit
$20,957
Shelton State Community College

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Public $7,313 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Snead State Community College

Location: Boaz, AL

Public $5,360 $3,510 $7,020
Open admission
Southern Union State Community College

Location: Wadley, AL

Public $7,649 $3,744 $7,488
Open admission
Virginia College-Mobile

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
for profit
$17,973
Open admission
Virginia College-Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
for profit
$17,149
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Alabama

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology

Location: Jackson, AL

Private
for profit
$15,000
85%
Alabama State College of Barber Styling

Location: Gardendale, AL

Private
for profit
$2,872 $8,000
Open admission
Blue Cliff Career College

Location: Mobile, AL

Private
for profit
$19,257 $11,850
91%
Fortis College-Dothan

Location: Dothan, AL

Private
for profit
$16,735 $15,343
Open admission
Fortis College-Foley

Location: Foley, AL

Private
for profit
$16,442 $14,335
Open admission
Fortis College-Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
for profit
$26,453 $15,318
Open admission
Hair Academy

Location: Montgomery, AL

Private
for profit
$5,820 $11,100
Open admission
Midfield Institute of Cosmetology

Location: Midfield, AL

Private
not for profit
$5,158 $12,750
Open admission
New Beginning College of Cosmetology

Location: Albertville, AL

Private
for profit
$8,781 $10,050
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham

Location: Hoover, AL

Private
for profit
$17,490 $16,000
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville

Location: Madison, AL

Private
for profit
$13,870 $16,000
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, AL

Private
for profit
$18,463 $15,740
Open admission
Southeastern School of Cosmetology

Location: Birmingham, AL

Private
not for profit
$8,948 $9,800
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, AL

Private
for profit
$17,532 $17,630
Open admission
University Academy of Hair Design

Location: Northport, AL

Private
for profit
$9,333 $9,511
Open admission