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Colleges in Alabama

If you're looking for a traditional college experience in a friendly setting, look no further than the Yellowhammer State. There are 59 colleges in Alabama, 41 public and 18 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Alabama has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


Now comes the hard part: choosing the Alabama college that's right for you. One of the things you should think about is the size of the college you want to attend. If you're more interested in a small setting with fewer students per class and a campus that doesn't require a map, consider Spring Hill College. Located in Mobile, it offers a personal educational experience in a bustling city setting. Notable alumni include the chess prodigy Paul Morphy, who graduated at age 18.


For a bigger college experience, take a look at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa. Notable alumni include Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, and Harper Lee author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The University of Alabama houses around 27,000 students.


Perhaps you want a more rural college experience. Tuskegee University in Tuskegee is a medium-sized Alabama college, housing about 3000 students, that's located in a small town. Tuskegee students love the experiences this Alabama college provides. Notable alumni include Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker water gun! In addition, George Washington Carver taught at Tuskegee in the early 1900s.


Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, is nestled among Alabama's lush, green hills. It houses about 10,000 students, making it a large Alabama college. Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears attended JSU and graduated in 1975.


There's also Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, located in Normal. This school is home to about 5000 students, and offers majors in architecture, education, forestry, physical sciences, mathematics and biology, among others.


Other Alabama colleges include Alabama State University in Montgomery, Auburn University in Auburn, Samford University in Birmingham, University of North Alabama in Florence, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and many, many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Alabama, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Alabama

School Scholarships Available
Alabama A & M University 18 scholarships
Alabama Southern Community College No scholarships
Alabama State University 16 scholarships
Amridge University 10 scholarships
Athens State University 8 scholarships
Auburn University 78 scholarships
Auburn University at Montgomery 7 scholarships
Bevill State Community College No scholarships
Birmingham Southern College 20 scholarships
Bishop State Community College 8 scholarships
Central Alabama Community College No scholarships
Chattahoochee Valley Community College No scholarships
Community College of the Air Force No scholarships
Concordia College Alabama 3 scholarships
Enterprise State Community College No scholarships
Faulkner University 13 scholarships
Gadsden State Community College No scholarships
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan No scholarships
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville No scholarships
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma No scholarships
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College No scholarships
Heritage Christian University 7 scholarships
Huntingdon College 32 scholarships
Huntsville Bible College No scholarships
J F Drake State Community and Technical College No scholarships
J F Ingram State Technical College No scholarships
Jacksonville State University 53 scholarships
James H Faulkner State Community College No scholarships
Jefferson Davis Community College No scholarships
Jefferson State Community College No scholarships
John C Calhoun State Community College No scholarships
Judson College 86 scholarships
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus No scholarships
Lurleen B Wallace Community College No scholarships
Marion Military Institute No scholarships
Miles College 12 scholarships
Northeast Alabama Community College No scholarships
Northwest-Shoals Community College No scholarships
Oakwood University 2 scholarships
Reid State Technical College No scholarships
Samford University 13 scholarships
Selma University No scholarships
Shelton State Community College 4 scholarships
Snead State Community College No scholarships
Southeastern Bible College 4 scholarships
Southern Union State Community College No scholarships
Spring Hill College 5 scholarships
Stillman College 28 scholarships
Talladega College 7 scholarships
The University of Alabama 7 scholarships
Troy University 10 scholarships
Tuskegee University 13 scholarships
University of Alabama at Birmingham 13 scholarships
University of Alabama in Huntsville 219 scholarships
University of Mobile 13 scholarships
University of Montevallo 85 scholarships
University of North Alabama 153 scholarships
University of South Alabama 13 scholarships
University of West Alabama 17 scholarships