Aspiring college students residing in and around Montgomery have a few postsecondary options to choose from. For the benefit of the average student who seeks a traditional college education, we focus on comparing the traditional schools in the area, using statistics collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Montgomery, Alabama
For students wishing to attend school near Montgomery, the closest schools are primarily 4-year institutions. As such, several of the closest schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs for interested students.
- Alabama State University (located downtown)
- Troy University-Montgomery Campus (0.8 miles from downtown)
- H Councill Trenholm State Community College (4.6 miles from downtown)
- Huntingdon College (5.3 miles from downtown)
- Faulkner University (5.3 miles from downtown)
Largest Schools Near Montgomery, Alabama
Most of the larger schools in the area with more than 1,000 students are public institutions. Overall, almost all of the schools in the area have at least 100 students.
- Alabama State University (5,383 students)
- Auburn University at Montgomery (4,919 students)
- Faulkner University (3,262 students)
- H Councill Trenholm State Community College (1,401 students)
- Huntingdon College (1,166 students)
Lowest Net Price
The NCES determines the net price of a college by subtracting the average amount of government or school aid a full-time undergrad student receives from the total cost of attending the college. Net prices in the region range from below $5,000 to about $32,000 for 2014-2015.
- Amridge University ($4,613)
- H Councill Trenholm State Community College ($7,118)
- Alabama State University ($10,977)
- Auburn University at Montgomery ($13,445)
- Virginia College-Montgomery ($19,316)
Highest Graduation Rate
The graduation rate of a college is determined by the number of full-time undergraduate students who completed their studies in 150% of 'normal time' (e.g., six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate degree). Graduation rates for schools in this area weren't that high, since all but one school (including specialty schools) in the Montgomery area had rates less than 50%, according to NCES figures for 2015.
- Fortis College-Montgomery (45% graduation rate)
- J F Ingram State Technical College (44% graduation rate)
- Huntingdon College (41% graduation rate)
- Amridge University (40% graduation rate)
- H Councill Trenholm State Community College (34% graduation rate)
Students looking for variation in location, size, price, and graduation rates can find several 2-year and 4-year schools in the Montgomery, AL, area that suit their educational needs.