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31 Colleges
4,903 Yearly Graduations
$54,891 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,352 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Alabama is ranked #25 in the country with 4,903 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $13,723 per year to get their degree at a college in Alabama, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,831 per year.

About 71% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,088 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
983 Yearly Degrees
$10,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,154 undergraduates at University of West Alabama, of which 1,836 are full-time, and there are 5,200 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of West Alabama is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 28%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 96% of students at University of West Alabama take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,077 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of West Alabama with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Auburn University

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

There are 24,628 undergraduates at Auburn, of which 22,460 are full-time, and there are 30,440 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Auburn is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Auburn is $39,500.

#3

The University of Alabama

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

The total student population at The University of Alabama is 38,390, of which 33,028 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,586 are full-time. It takes the average UA undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,657 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

The total student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 21,923, of which 13,836 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,042 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

55% of UAB students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,004 a year. UAB has a 5.7% 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 UAB is $35,100.

#5

University of South Alabama

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

There are 14,834 students at USA in total, 10,293 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,637 are full-time. It takes the average USA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,983 a year. USA has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

#6

Jacksonville State University

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

The total student population at Jacksonville State University is 8,479, of which 7,321 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,459 are full-time. It takes the average Jacksonville State University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Troy University

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

There are 13,452 undergraduates at TROY, of which 9,161 are full-time, and there are 16,981 students altogether. It takes the average TROY undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 81% of students at TROY take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,278 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close 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.

#8

University of North Alabama

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

The total student population at University of North Alabama is 7,488, of which 6,153 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,023 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,451 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Athens State University

Athens, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$7,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,885 undergraduates at Athens State University, of which 1,205 are full-time, and there are 3,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Athens State University has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#10

Samford University

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

There are 3,535 undergraduates at Samford, of which 3,453 are full-time, and there are 5,619 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Samford is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,448 a year. Samford has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Samford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Auburn University at Montgomery

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

There are 4,632 undergraduates at AUM, of which 3,554 are full-time, and there are 5,211 students altogether. It takes the average AUM undergraduate about 5.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 55% of students at AUM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,639 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AUM is $30,100.

#12

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$13,708 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,281 undergraduates at Montevallo, of which 2,063 are full-time, and there are 2,612 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montevallo, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

58% of Montevallo students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,317 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Montevallo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$11,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,903 undergraduates at Alabama State, of which 3,643 are full-time, and there are 4,413 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Alabama State is 4.9 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Alabama State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,709 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Alabama State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$23,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,885 students at University of Mobile in total, 1,676 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,150 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Mobile is 4.6 years.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at University of Mobile take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,771 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Mobile with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$10,024 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,106 students at AAMU in total, 5,143 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,842 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AAMU is 5.1 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

72% of AAMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,427 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Alabama in Huntsville

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

There are 9,736 students at UAH in total, 7,671 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,393 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAH is 4.8 years.

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

46% of UAH students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#17

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$22,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,178 students at Faulkner in total, 2,428 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,585 are full-time. It takes the average Faulkner undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

75% of Faulkner students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,946 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$18,241 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,261 full-time undergraduates at BSC, and 1,268 students altogether. For undergraduates at BSC, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,143 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BSC is $33,400.

#19

Spring Hill College

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$40,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Spring Hill College is 1,379, of which 1,254 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,241 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Spring Hill take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,111 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 $33,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees
$11,292 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 797 students at Stillman College in total, 660 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Stillman College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stillman College is $22,800.

#21

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$19,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,581 undergraduates at Oakwood, of which 1,449 are full-time, and there are 1,636 students altogether. 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 47%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Oakwood take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,591 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oakwood is $21,800.

#22

Judson College

Marion, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$18,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Judson College is 268, which includes 217 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Judson College is 4.0 years.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Judson College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,582 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$26,493 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,081 students at Huntingdon College in total, 881 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Huntingdon College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

77% of Huntingdon College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,058 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#22

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$17,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 546 students at The Academy in total, 305 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 86 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Academy is $33,600.

#25

Strayer University - Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,234 students at Strayer University - Alabama in total, 957 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 58 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Strayer University - Alabama take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Alabama is $33,100.

Other Alabama Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Selma University 7
27 Miles College 4
28 Huntsville Bible College 2
29 Tuskegee University 1
30 Talladega College 0
30 Paul Mitchell the School Birmingham 0

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