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Best Colleges in Alabama

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Alabama. By school type, there are 8 public and 2 private schools in best schools in Alabama. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Alabama
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Samford UniversityBirmingham, ALPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Auburn UniversityAuburn, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonville, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 University of MontevalloMontevallo, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Troy UniversityTroy, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
9 Birmingham-Southern CollegeBirmingham, ALPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 University of North AlabamaFlorence, ALPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Alabama is $15,397 for State residents and $24,478 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 76.70% and graduation rate is 61.70%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Alabama
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Samford University $34,198 84% 77% 12:15,729
2 Auburn University $11,796 / $31,956 85% 79% 19:130,737
3 The University of Alabama $11,620 / $31,090 80% 72% 22:137,840
4 University of Alabama at Birmingham $8,568 / $20,400 81% 61% 19:122,563
5 University of Alabama in Huntsville $11,338 / $23,734 77% 57% 17:19,999
6 Jacksonville State University $11,120 / $20,840 64% 46% 18:19,238
7 University of Montevallo $13,710 / $26,730 61% 54% 13:12,600
8 Troy University $8,908 / $16,708 92% 50% 16:116,497
9 Birmingham-Southern College $18,900 60% 71% 12:11,129
10 University of North Alabama $10,620 / $20,220 83% 50% 19:18,086
Average$15,397 / $24,47876.70%61.70%16.70:114,442
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