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61 Colleges
15,546 Yearly Graduations
$39,517 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,947 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Alabama is ranked #24 in the country with 15,546 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,879 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,322 a year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,237 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
2,185 Yearly Degrees
$8,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,836 undergraduates at UAB, of which 10,315 are full-time, and there are 22,080 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAB is 4.5 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at UAB take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,004 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

#2

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,811 Yearly Degrees
$8,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Alabama is 14,397, of which 9,601 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,065 are full-time. It takes the average USA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

61% of USA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,983 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
835 Yearly Degrees
$10,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,795 undergraduates at UA, of which 29,135 are full-time, and there are 38,100 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at UA is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

43% of UA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,657 a year. UA has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA is $37,400.

Public Public vs. Private
799 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville is 4,985, which includes 2,522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,696 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wallace State, Hanceville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
696 Yearly Degrees
$11,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,594 undergraduates at Auburn, of which 22,527 are full-time, and there are 30,460 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Auburn is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Auburn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,275 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#6

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
602 Yearly Degrees
$32,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Samford University is 5,692, of which 3,591 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,509 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Samford is 4.2 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

38% of Samford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,448 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
496 Yearly Degrees
$5,655 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,364 undergraduates at Columbia Southern University, of which 7,554 are full-time, and there are 20,034 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 65 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,329 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia Southern University is $51,900.

Public Public vs. Private
482 Yearly Degrees
$4,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John C Calhoun State Community College is 9,315, which includes 3,160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,762 full-time undergraduates at Wallace, Dothan, and 4,478 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,802 a year.

Students who graduate from Wallace, Dothan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Coastal Alabama Community College

Bay Minette, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
433 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,498 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Alabama Community College, and 7,535 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

24% of Coastal Alabama Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,085 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Coastal Alabama Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
419 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gadsden State Community College is 4,599, which includes 2,233 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at GSCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,645 a year.

Students who graduate from GSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
415 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,655 students at Southern Union State Community College in total, 2,496 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Southern Union State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,069 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Union State Community College is $25,300.

#13

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
400 Yearly Degrees
$11,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,021 students at Jacksonville State University in total, 7,749 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,942 are full-time. For undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Jacksonville State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,016 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jacksonville State University is $28,700.

#14

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
373 Yearly Degrees
$11,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,988 students at UAH in total, 7,989 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,749 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAH, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,298 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Bevill State Community College

Jasper, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$5,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bevill State Community College is 3,787, which includes 1,351 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

3% of Bevill State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,848 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,711 students at Jeff State in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
338 Yearly Degrees
$8,908 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,436 students at TROY in total, 12,995 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,741 are full-time. For undergraduates at TROY, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at TROY take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,278 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
230 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,176 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 2,981 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Herzing University - Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$14,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Herzing University - Birmingham is 586, of which 571 students are undergraduates and of those, 254 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,953 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Herzing University - Birmingham is $27,900.

#20

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$4,541 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,075 full-time undergraduates at Shelton State Community College, and 4,201 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shelton State Community College is $22,700.

#21

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$4,771 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,512 students at NW-SCC in total, 1,288 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at NW-SCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,558 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NW-SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,592 students at CVCC in total, 785 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at CVCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,266 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CVCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$8,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,188 students at AUM in total, 4,523 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,505 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,639 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AUM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Bishop State Community College

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,363 full-time undergraduates at Bishop State Community College, and 2,846 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Bishop State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
185 Yearly Degrees
$10,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,050 undergraduates at UNA, of which 4,901 are full-time, and there are 7,702 students altogether. It takes the average UNA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,451 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Other Alabama Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Fortis Institute - Birmingham 177
27 Fortis College 163
28 Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 159
29 Fortis College - Montgomery (Atlanta Highway) 154
30 Lurleen B Wallace Community College 131
31 Alabama State University 129
31 Ross Medical Education Center - Huntsville 129
33 Tuskegee University 114
33 H Councill Trenholm State Community College 114
35 Fortis College - Dothan 104
36 Oakwood University 96
37 Wallace Community College, Selma 78
38 Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus 77
39 South University, Montgomery 76
40 Central Alabama Community College 69
40 J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College 69
42 University of West Alabama 68
42 Fortis College - Foley 68
44 University of Mobile 65
45 Snead State Community College 62
46 Fortis College - Montgomery (Eastdale Circle) 61
47 Reid State Technical College 49
47 University of Montevallo 49
49 Spring Hill College 40
49 Faulkner University 40
51 Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound 30
52 Alabama A & M University 17
53 Judson College 10
53 Selma University 10
55 Athens State University 9
55 Birmingham Southern College 9
57 Amridge University 8
58 Strayer University - Alabama 7
59 Blue Cliff Career College 5
60 Enterprise State Community College 2
61 Huntingdon College 0

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