Alabama is home to a few undergraduate colleges that are affiliated with the Methodist denomination. These schools all have student populations of over 2,000 but vary in their tuition rates and the degree programs they offer. Explore these colleges and what makes them stand out.
The Methodist schools in Alabama are 4-year institutions that are located in three different cities. Compare each school and their undergraduate tuition rate below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Miles College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Fairfield, AL||$11,794|
|Birmingham-Southern College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Birmingham, AL||$35,804|
|Huntingdon College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Montgomery, AL||$26,400|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Methodist Colleges in Alabama
The Methodist colleges in Alabama not only provide students with diverse degree programs, but also aim to provide students with a range of options for spiritual growth. Students wishing to know more about each school and what they have to offer can explore the schools in depth below.
Miles College is a Historically Black College that had 1,650 undergraduate students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1 in 2017, according to the NCES. Students on campus can pursue majors in areas such as accounting, communications, education, theatre, social work, chemistry and computer information systems. The school continuously works to offer students unique learning experiences, such as speaker series and lectures about India or John Lewis. The college helps its students grow spiritually through activities organized by the Office of Student Life, like chapel services and prayer groups. Religious organizations at the college include the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority. Students may also pursue their personal interests through such student organizations as Miles College Ambassadors, Education Club, Mathematics Club, Phi Beta Lambda Business Club and Greek life.
Students at Birmingham Southern College can majors in fields including Asian studies, architectural studies, health sciences, media and film studies, religion, urban environmental studies and physics. The school was named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges' list of 20 best-value colleges and universities for 2019. Spiritual life on campus consists of chapel and worship services, pastoral care, opportunities for interfaith dialogue and religious groups, like Baptist Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Interfaith Alliance. The college also offers a variety of student groups on campus, such as President's Service Team, Greek life, American Chemical Society, Martial Arts Club, Art Students League, BSC Bass Fishing Team and honor societies. As of 2017, the NCES reported that the college had a little over 1,280 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.
Huntingdon College encourages spiritual growth in its students through worship services, discipleship opportunities, spiritual leadership development, spiritual retreats and small groups, like Ligon Ladies and Fresh Men Fellowship. The college also offers an array of student activities and organizations on campus, including intramurals, honor societies, the Freshmen Leadership Initiative, Drama Club, Habitat for Humanity, Running Club and the Pre-Pharmacy Club. According to the NCES, the college had around 1,100 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1 in 2017. Students can pursue a wide range of programs of study, such as biochemistry, sport studies, political science, music education, digital art, cell biology and applied mathematics. The college also provides a laptop computer for every full-time student, a travel-study experience to seniors and plenty of hands-on learning opportunities.