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Alabama Schools

Alabama has 97 schools that offer undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs. Use these factors to help you when searching for a schools to fit your educational needs.

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Finding a school in Alabama that fits your educational needs may be difficult, but with these factors from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to think about, it may make your decision a lot easier. The schools in Alabama vary when it comes to location, size, price, and graduation rate

Alabama Schools Near Large Cities

If you are looking for a degree near a larger city, one of these schools may interest you. These schools mentioned are all 2-year college other than one 4-year private university, which are all located near large cities.

  • Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery)
  • Bishop State Community College (Mobile)
  • J F Drake State Community and Technical College (Huntsville)
  • H Councill Trenholm State Community College (Montgomery)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (Birmingham)

Largest Schools in Alabama

Alabama's five largest schools range in population by quite a bit from about 36,000 students to almost 19,000 students. These schools all offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The following five schools are the largest schools in Alabama:

  • The University of Alabama (36,047 students)
  • Auburn University (25,912 students)
  • Columbia Southern University (21,359 students)
  • Troy University (19,041 students)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (18,698 students)

Lowest Net Price

Cost is important to students looking for a college or university to attend. The schools with the lowest net price for undergraduate students in Alabama are all 2-year public colleges. The net price applies to full-time undergraduate students who began their coursework in fall of 2012 according to NCES. The following five colleges have the lowest net price in Alabama:

  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College ($1,287)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College ($3,117)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan ($3,263)
  • Jefferson Davis Community College ($4,030)
  • Reid State Technical College ($4,096)

Highest Graduation Rate

Students choosing a college or university should consider how well each school does at leading their students to success. One way to show that is by showing the graduation rate of undergraduate students. A graduation rate is found by the number of students that have completed their education in 150% of the time it normally takes a student to graduate. The schools in Alabama with the highest graduation rate are found at both private and public schools. The following is a list of schools with the highest graduation rate in 2009 for four of the schools and 2012 for Remington College-Mobile Campus.

  • Selma University (100% graduation rate)
  • Samford University (74% graduation rate)
  • Auburn University (73% graduation rate)
  • The University of Alabama (67% graduation rate)
  • Birmingham Southern College (61% graduation rate)

For students considering undergraduate or graduate degree programs in Alabama, it is important to take the information given to help make a decision for the future.

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