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The Best Colleges in Alabama Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Alabama as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Alabama ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Alabama is The University of Alabama.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Alabama
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 The University of Alabama 315 345 382
2 Birmingham Southern College 365 555 488
3 Spring Hill College 670 228 508
4 Samford University 316 1,209 283
5 Auburn University 240 1,244 383
6 University of Alabama at Huntsville 203 1,149 1,028
7 Huntingdon College 669 420 773
8 University of Montevallo 579 611 1,092
9 University of Alabama at Birmingham 148 1,414 1,027
10 University of Mobile 984 241 1,091
11 Tuskegee University 1,093 297 1,093
12 Jacksonville State University 1,092 374 1,390
13 Judson College 1,207 314 1,253
14 University of South Alabama 580 1,179 1,220
15 Faulkner University 793 313 1,358
16 University of North Alabama 626 802 1,479
17 Oakwood University 985 242 1,318
18 University of West Alabama 1,147 77 1,463
19 Troy University 581 1,340 1,319
20 Stillman College 1,211 254 1,336
21 Auburn University at Montgomery 983 1,208 1,357
22 Herzing University Birmingham 1,205 1,005 1,119
23 Alabama A & M University 1,171 1,380 1,389
24 Southeastern Bible College 1,210 1,561 1,593
25 Alabama State University 1,182 1,532 1,500
26 Heritage Christian University 1,206 1,560 1,686

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.