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 $9,702 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,428 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 -$143 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,845 and represents a -1.45% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Alabama colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 69 colleges and universities in Alabama, the most popular being The University of Alabama with 31,895 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,780. Samford University is the most expensive in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $34,410.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


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The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

$10,780 Tuition

#1 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,316enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1370SAT range
  • 21-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

$10,080 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 31,526enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT 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

  • 3,964enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 839-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.95Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$19,594 Tuition

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,654enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 18-25ACT 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

  • 5,969enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 840-1030SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,720 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,540enrollment
  • $13,616net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

University of South Alabama
S
Mobile, AL

University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,256 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 13,992enrollment
  • $14,822net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 985-1215SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Samford University
S
Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,410 Tuition

#1 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,758enrollment
  • $31,322net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT 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

  • 14,901enrollment
  • $13,257net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 935-1150SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of Alabama at Birmingham
A
Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,568 Tuition

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 22,289enrollment
  • $16,978net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1173-1388SAT 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

$9,730 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 9,636enrollment
  • $16,990net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Birmingham Southern College
B
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,850 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,058enrollment
  • $21,474net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Spring Hill College
S
Mobile, AL

Spring Hill College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$21,100 Tuition

 

  • 1,107enrollment
  • $23,067net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 970-1060SAT range
  • 17-21ACT 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

  • 2,625enrollment
  • $18,702net price
  • 90%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

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 4,069enrollment
  • $9,467net 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

$7,992 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,068enrollment
  • $14,182net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of North Alabama
N
Florence, AL

University of North Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,600 Tuition

 

  • 8,526enrollment
  • $13,279net price
  • 90%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

 

  • 1,452enrollment
  • $27,330net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.99Avg GPA