College Costs in Alabama

The 2024 Directory of Alabama Colleges and Prices

Alabama Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Alabama was $9,712 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,540 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Alabama cheaper than average as the 43rd most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $331 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,381 and represents a 3.53% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Alabama colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 72 colleges and universities in Alabama, the most popular being The University of Alabama with 32,593 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,100. Samford University is the most expensive in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $35,750.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


72 results

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

$11,100 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $20,592net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1410SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

$10,392 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 31,764enrollment
  • $25,271net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$8,328 Tuition

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 3,828enrollment
  • $13,176net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 828-1041SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.95Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$19,594 Tuition

#2 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,570enrollment
  • $35,596net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 970-1215SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL

Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,610 Tuition

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 6,007enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 830-1033SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,990 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,632enrollment
  • $11,953net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1200SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

University of South Alabama
S
Mobile, AL

University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,616 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 13,438enrollment
  • $15,664net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1003-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Samford University
S
Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,750 Tuition

#1 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,682enrollment
  • $31,803net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Troy University
T
Troy, AL

Troy University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$9,312 Tuition

#9 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 14,156enrollment
  • $13,187net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of Alabama at Birmingham
A
Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,832 Tuition

#1 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 21,639enrollment
  • $16,834net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Alabama at Huntsville
A
Huntsville, AL

University of Alabama at Huntsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,120 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,237enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1226-1430SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Birmingham Southern College
B
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$20,000 Tuition

 

  • 975enrollment
  • $21,153net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Spring Hill College
S
Mobile, AL

Spring Hill College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$21,732 Tuition

 

  • 1,046enrollment
  • $21,018net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1230SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of Montevallo
M
Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$12,090 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 2,586enrollment
  • $17,421net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Southern Union State Community College
S
Wadley, AL

Southern Union State Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$3,750 Tuition

 

  • 4,386enrollment
  • $7,769net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 5

Auburn University at Montgomery
A
Montgomery, AL

Auburn University at Montgomery

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,232 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,109enrollment
  • $13,163net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of North Alabama
N
Florence, AL

University of North Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,200 Tuition

 

  • 9,830enrollment
  • $9,837net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Oakwood University
O
HBCU
Huntsville, AL

Oakwood University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$18,974 Tuition

 

  • 1,470enrollment
  • $19,373net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.99Avg GPA