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.


69 results

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

University of West Alabama
W
Livingston, AL
 

University of West Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,100 Tuition

#10 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,594enrollment
  • $15,685net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 880-980SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

University of Mobile
M
Mobile, AL

University of Mobile

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$23,160 Tuition

 

  • 1,911enrollment
  • $22,197net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

Columbia Southern University
C
Orange Beach, AL
 

Columbia Southern University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

$5,640 Tuition

 

  • 16,412enrollment
  • $11,241net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Huntingdon College
H
Montgomery, AL

Huntingdon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$26,400 Tuition

 

  • 844enrollment
  • $22,026net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 980-1070SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Shelton State Community College
S
HBCU
Tuscaloosa, AL
 

Shelton State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 4,659enrollment
  • $8,847net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Jefferson State Community College
J
Birmingham, AL
 

Jefferson State Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 8,519enrollment
  • $9,044net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA

Faulkner University
F
Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$21,500 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,874enrollment
  • $19,889net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 990-1205SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

John C Calhoun State Community College
J
Tanner, AL
 

John C Calhoun State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 8,702enrollment
  • $6,077net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Stillman College
S
HBCU
Tuscaloosa, AL

Stillman College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,548 Tuition

 

  • 728enrollment
  • $19,922net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Bishop State Community College
B
HBCU
Mobile, AL

Bishop State Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 2,479enrollment
  • $4,868net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Snead State Community College
S
Boaz, AL
 

Snead State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,936 Tuition

 

  • 2,245enrollment
  • $6,116net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Gadsden State Community College
G
HBCU
Gadsden, AL
 

Gadsden State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$2,952 Tuition

 

  • 4,308enrollment
  • $4,776net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Miles College
M
HBCU
Fairfield, AL
 

Miles College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,164 Tuition

 

  • 1,520enrollment
  • $14,740net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 9

Chattahoochee Valley Community College
C
Phenix City, AL
 

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,192 Tuition

 

  • 1,360enrollment
  • $3,125net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus
L
HBCU
Birmingham, AL
 

Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 3,094enrollment
  • $7,843net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Alabama Southern Community College
A
Monroeville, AL
 

Alabama Southern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,510 Tuition

 

  • 982enrollment
  • $4,246net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Talladega College
T
HBCU
Talladega, AL

Talladega College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,130 Tuition

 

  • 1,203enrollment
  • $17,180net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.4Avg GPA

J F Drake State Technical College
J
HBCU
Huntsville, AL
 

J F Drake State Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 872enrollment
  • $5,977net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Amridge University
A
Montgomery, AL
 

Amridge University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$6,000 Tuition

 

  • 723enrollment
  • $16,602net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Central Alabama Community College
C
Alexander City, AL

Central Alabama Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 1,578enrollment
  • $3,776net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

James H Faulkner State Community College
J
Bay Minette, AL
 

James H Faulkner State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,990 Tuition

 

  • 7,048enrollment
  • $8,453net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Selma University
S
HBCU
Selma, AL
 

Selma University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,200 Tuition

 

  • 30enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.15Avg GPA

Enterprise State Community College
E
Enterprise, AL
 

Enterprise State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 1,796enrollment
  • $4,401net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Fortis College Mobile
F
Mobile, AL
 

Fortis College Mobile

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$14,664 Tuition

 

  • 301enrollment
  • $16,277net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
H
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
 

H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

Public 2 Year

4 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 1,846enrollment
  • $6,425net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Virginia College Birmingham
V
Birmingham, AL
 

Virginia College Birmingham

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,382 Tuition

 

  • 2,108enrollment
  • $29,824net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Virginia College Mobile
V
Mobile, AL
 

Virginia College Mobile

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$14,382 Tuition

 

  • 674enrollment
  • $24,200net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bevill State Community College
B
Jasper, AL
 

Bevill State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,936 Tuition

 

  • 3,371enrollment
  • $8,978net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 20

Brown Mackie College Birmingham
B
Birmingham, AL
 

Brown Mackie College Birmingham

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,772 Tuition

 

  • 280enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Herzing University Birmingham
H
Birmingham, AL
 

Herzing University Birmingham

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$13,320 Tuition

 

  • 615enrollment
  • $25,741net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Judson College
J
Marion, AL
 

Judson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$17,240 Tuition

 

  • 229enrollment
  • $17,706net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 970-1350SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Jefferson Davis Community College
J
Brewton, AL
 

Jefferson Davis Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,510 Tuition

 

  • 746enrollment
  • $7,271net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northeast Alabama Community College
N
Rainsville, AL
 

Northeast Alabama Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 2,489enrollment
  • $3,351net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Southeastern Bible College
S
Birmingham, AL
 

Southeastern Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,150 Tuition

 

  • 143enrollment
  • $13,171net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.17Estimated Avg GPA

George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville
G
Hanceville, AL
 

George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $6,107net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 6

Marion Military Institute
M
Marion, AL

Marion Military Institute

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$6,000 Tuition

 

  • 314enrollment
  • $11,492net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Tri State Institute
T
Birmingham, AL
 

Tri State Institute

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$13,497 Tuition

 

  • 539enrollment
  • $14,928net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Concordia College Selma
C
HBCU
Selma, AL
 

Concordia College Selma

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,920 Tuition

 

  • 389enrollment
  • $22,313net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Virginia College Huntsville
V
Huntsville, AL
 

Virginia College Huntsville

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,382 Tuition

 

  • 491enrollment
  • $30,804net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Virginia College Montgomery
V
Montgomery, AL
 

Virginia College Montgomery

Private 2 Year

1 reviews

$14,382 Tuition

 

  • 429enrollment
  • $28,698net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Fortis College Montgomery
F
Montgomery, AL
 

Fortis College Montgomery

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$15,402 Tuition

 

  • 264enrollment
  • $21,053net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
G
Dothan, AL
 

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 3,899enrollment
  • $2,699net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Huntsville Bible College
H
Huntsville, AL
 

Huntsville Bible College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$4,440 Tuition

 

  • 117enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc
P
Montgomery, IL
 

Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$9,450 Tuition

 

  • 10enrollment
  • $21,801net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus
P
Birmingham, AL
 

University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,560 Tuition

 

  • 14enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Remington College Mobile Campus
R
Mobile, AL
 

Remington College Mobile Campus

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$17,773 Tuition

 

  • 295enrollment
  • $19,665net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Heritage Christian University
H
Florence, AL
 

Heritage Christian University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$10,152 Tuition

 

  • 131enrollment
  • $13,571net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 21

Reid State Technical College
R
Evergreen, AL
 

Reid State Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 374enrollment
  • $1,893net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lurleen B Wallace Community College
L
Andalusia, AL
 

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 1,816enrollment
  • $6,913net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

George C Wallace State Community College Selma
G
Selma, AL
 

George C Wallace State Community College Selma

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 1,627enrollment
  • $5,192net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
N
Muscle Shoals, AL
 

Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,690 Tuition

 

  • 3,371enrollment
  • $6,460net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA