Colleges in Alabama

Colleges in Alabama

Alabama is a southeastern state with an average yearly temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The southern half of the state is largely flat while the northern portion is mountainous. There are 61 colleges in Alabama, with the largest being the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Most of the state runs on Central Standard Time, except for Phenix City, which follows EST. The most popular attractions are the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Alabama beaches along the Gulf. One of the more unique features is the “Museum of Wonder: Drive Thru.”
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Auburn University

Auburn University is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in Alabama. Auburn encompasses 15 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 140 academic majors. Outside of the classroom, Auburn is home to...

“…auburn university has a very homey and friendly atmosphere. it is a medium-sized campus. the teachers are very experienced and willing to help.” – Stephanie from Madison, AL

Troy University

Founded in 1887 as Troy State Normal School, Troy University is a 4-year public school in southeast Alabama and the flagship of the Troy University System. Troy is home to five colleges conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 260...

“…Beautiful campus with wonderful professors and an incredible admissions staff. I have had nothing but great conversations with the financial aid office. And I have already made several friends down in my visits.” – Tristan from Pell City, AL

Alabama State University

Originally founded by former slaves, Alabama State University is an HBCU situated in Montgomery and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The ASU campus hosts eight colleges offering over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The ASU...

“…Alabama State is a great university. I would recommend to anyone. Don't take my word for check it out yourself.:)” – Nene from Alabama

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a public research university on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. South hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic programs. Additionally, USA is home to research centers such as the Stokes...

“…i give the school a 8 out of 10. i fell in love with the campus and its not far from home. they offer buses and bikes for getting around, which is a plus.” – Shakeria from Foley, AL

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is a 4-year private school and an Historically Black College and University in east Alabama. Tuskegee offers bachelor’s degrees in over 65 academic majors and is the only HBCU to house a fully-accredited College of Veterinary...

“…TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY IS RANK NUMBER 1 IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING. TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY IS THE ONLY HBCU COLLEGE THAT OFFERS ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE. TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY WAS BUILT BY THE STUDENTS AND STILL STANDING TODAY.” – JUSTIN from MOBILE, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Established in 1969 after a merger between the Medical College of Alabama and the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a 4-year public institution. UAB is home to 12 colleges and schools...

“…The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a nationally recognized university that has everything a student could wish for. It is top-tier in academics, hosts an enormous amount of campus activities, has a thriving Greek life, and prepares...” – Agam from Hoover, AL

Alabama A & M University

Founded by a freedman, Alabama A&M University is a public Historically Black College and University situated in Huntsville and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Alabama A&M is home to colleges of Business, Natural Sciences, Engineering,...

“…This school is for young people wanting to study hard and having a relaxing experience at the same time. There is always something going on. If you are the big city type used to 24 hours entertainment, this school is definitely NOT for you.” – Devin from Fairfield, AL

Samford University

Founded in 1841, Samford University is a 4-year Christian university in the greater Birmingham area affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Samford is home to 10 colleges conferring numerous undergraduate degrees and all classes are focused...

“…samford is a great place to learn in a christian environment. there is a great student to faculty ratio, giving students plenty of opportunity to seek individual help. the faculty are warm and inviting, and always willing to help students improve...” – Megan

Jacksonville State University

Originally founded in 1883 as a teacher’s college, Jacksonville State University is a 4-year public school in eastern Alabama. With a campus nestled in the Appalachian foothills, Jacksonville State awards bachelor’s degrees in over 95 academic...

“…Jacksonville State University is a small and friendly campus with a perfect sothern touch. It offers students a variety of ways to get involved and to be sucsessful acadmically. Jacksonville State University is a great option, with great teachers,...” – Cathryn from Dallas, GA

Faulkner University

Originally founded as Montgomery Bible School, Faulkner University is a Christian liberal arts school in Montgomery affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Faulkner confers undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors and its honors program...

“…faulkner is a beautiful campus in the heart of montgomery. the professors and staff are friendly and helpful. i can't wait to go!” – kailee from delta, al

University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo is the only public liberal arts college in Alabama and is part of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The center of campus is a designated National Historic District, which features the James Wylie Shepherd...

“…The University of Montevallo is an amazing place to further your education. Everybody at the university is extremely friendly. The people at this university takes the time out to give you true hands on help--true definition of hands-on is what they...” – Tamara from Pleasant Grove, AL

University of North Alabama

Founded in 1830, the University of North Alabama is a public institution of higher learning based in Florence, AL. UNA is home to an outdoor Memorial Amphitheater and the only 4-year culinary program in the state. Popular majors include nursing,...

“…UNA is a great place to live and to go to school. It's small enough to walk across the campus but large enough where you have the opportunity to meet someone new every day. If you're looking for a place to go to college you should check out the...” – Ellen from Pinson, AL

The University of Alabama

Established in 1821, the University of Alabama is a 4-year research institution in Tuscaloosa and the oldest and largest public university in the state. UA features 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 70 fields of study. For...

“…The atmosphere here is great and loving. Everyone is accepting and makes you feel at home. Whenever you need a break from work you can always count on a good time following a football game or just a party.” – Joshua from Huntsville, AL

University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public school in northern Alabama and part of the UA system. UAH is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

“…The faculty and students are very friendly and inviting. The various clubs are always making campus life exciting for everyone. There is always an atmosphere of achievement. ” – Savannah from Mentone, AL

University of West Alabama

Originally founded as a school for women called the Livingston Female Academy, the University of West Alabama is a coeducational 4-year public university. UWA is home to five colleges and divisions offering undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic...

“…The teachers here have an actual personality and care about their students. Any time you have a problem or question the staff in the office listen and direct you to where you need to go. The atmosphere on campus is amazing; with ponds, lakes, and...” – Grant from Saraland, AL

Auburn University at Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery is a public institution based in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a designated military-friend School and has a “selective” admissions process. AUM has one of the largest study abroad programs in the state and takes students...

“…It is such a wonderful institution I'm so thankful that I am here. It gives you a personal one on one time with teachers especially in the lab it is quite wonderful! The atmosphere of the campus is always warm and welcoming.” – Deborah from Euharlee, GA

Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College was founded in 1830 and is the oldest college in Alabama. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church and is rated as having “selective” admissions. Spring Hill College is home to the Spring Hill Oceanic Research and Education...

“…It seems amazing from the reviews and pictures. I am really nervous but I hope it is everything I dreamed. I would recommend this college for Catholic affiliation students!” – Tamara from Cullman, AL

Miles College

Founded in 1898, Miles College is a private liberal arts institution in the greater Birmingham area and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the United Negro College Fund, Miles confers undergraduate degrees in six academic...

“…Miles is a very nice school for academics. Miles is a good place for any student that wants to continue their Matriculation. Miles is an very opportunistic school. ” – Freshman from Fairfield

Oakwood University

Founded in 1896 as an educational institution for freedmen, Oakwood University is a Christian school in northern Alabama and an Historically Black College and University. Operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oakwood is home to schools of...

“…Oakwood University is an outstanding place to study. I say this because it is an institution that is very clear about the products it sells to its student-customers. These products are: Spiritual life, Leadership (academic, personal and global) and...” – Julian from Berrien Springs, MI

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College is a 2-year community college in Birmingham serving a four-county area. With four campuses, JSCC confers associate degrees in over 120 academic fields of study and is home to 33 vocational programs. In addition to...

“…Jeff State has a beautiful campus with a relax feel. It is very inviting to learn new ideas, people, and future aspirations. Jeff State also offers a welcoming vibe to fun learning on and off campus activities.” – Ryan from Birmingham, AL

Founded in 1854, Huntingdon College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Montgomery, Alabama. Academics at Huntingdon feature a unique core curriculum which aims to educate students in the fields of fine art, biblical...

“…An EXCELLENT small college. I traveled across the country to attend here and everyone has made me feel at home. Loving my first year” – Happy Baby Hawk!

Birmingham Southern College

Founded in 1856, Birmingham Southern College is a private liberal arts institution based in Birmingham, Alabama. BSC is associated with the United Methodist Church and admissions are rated as “more selective.” It is home to an Urban Environment Park...

“…BSC is a breathtakingly beautiful campus where the people are super friendly and welcoming. The small class sizes allow for a closer relationship to the professors who are ready to push their students to achieve greatness. The challenging class load...” – Courtney from Austin, Texas

The University of Mobile is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Prichard, Alabama. Full-time undergraduate students at U Mobile are required to attend at least ten chapel services each semester. Classes at U Mobile only run from...

“…The University of Mobile is an awesome school for performing arts majors, theology majors, biology majors, and many more. The campus is beautiful and there are many activities to do such as: athletics, intramural sports, performances, dances and...” – Emily from Daphne, AL

Founded in 1876, Stillman College is a liberal arts school and HBCU. It is situated in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, so every student at Stillman College must complete 12 hours of religious education. On top of...

“…If you are looking for a school that is small and has plenty of one on one with teachers if you need help during office hours for help , Stillman is for you.” – Student

Bishop State Community College is a public, historically black institution established in Mobile, Alabama, with satellite locations in Semmes and Theodore. The college offers over 40 Academic and Technical/Workforce Development programs, awarding...

“…I absolutely love Bishop State, they helped me along all the way to get enrolled. They have programs where you can use your high school credits as college credits to be a step ahead. The staff will take the time out there day to talk to you on how...” – Pendarius from Mobile, AL

Shelton State Community College is a two-year public institution based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The school offers professional certificates and associate degrees. Many students choose to major in liberal arts and humanities, nursing, or cosmetology....

“…Shelton State Community College is a great college for someone who is looking for a small class size and hands on. The tuition is very reasonable and it is in a great location. There are a lot of degree opportunities at this community college.” – Valerie from Carrollton, AL

Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Etowah County, Alabama, with satellite campuses also located in Anniston and Centre. GSCC offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs in 13 fields of study...

“…Gadsden State is a very good school. The learning resources are excellent here. The staff is always available to help when needed.” – Stacey from Gadsden, AL

Talladega College

Founded in 1867, Talladega College is private liberal arts school and the oldest historically black institution in Alabama. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Top fields of study...

“…I Love Talladega College” – Shakiria from Greensboro, AL

Athens State University is a 2-year, upper-level institution established in the state of Alabama. Academics at Athens State are designed for undergraduate students in their junior and senior year, with three fields of graduate study available as well...

“…Athens is a great school.It has excellent instructors who are actually concerned about your education. Friendly staff and high tech education ” – Dana from Hayden, AL

Bevill State Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Sumiton, Alabama. Though the Sumiton campus is the school’s largest location, Bevill State also maintains campuses in Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, and Carrollton. Academics...

“…If you want a be immersed in a learning environment that feels personal and attentive then look no further. Bevill State, although small, has the capacity within its staff to make you feel like you can do big things with your education. They nurture...” – Che

Southern Union State Community College

Southern Union State Community College is a two-year public institution offering associate degrees and professional certifications. The school has an open admissions policy. Many students choose to study liberal arts and humanities, cosmetology, and...

“…Southern Union State Community College is terrific for any Freshman, due to a great education for lower costs all-around, convenience, and smaller classes with great teachers. You get more value for your money and time invested. ” – EducationIsGold from Opelika, AL

Northwest-Shoals Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses serving a five county area in Alabama. NWSCC is home to four academic departments as well as Career Technical and Health Studies divisions that grant degrees and...

“…NWSCC is a great school to attend especially for older students like me who haven't been to school in a long time. The admission's office is very helpful in registering for classes. The teaching faculty are very good at helping to get acquainted to...” – Stephanie from Florence, AL

Snead State Community College is the oldest 2-year institution in Alabama to award associate degrees. SSCC offers courses in eight academic divisions as well as a career technical department. In addition, SSCC provides classes for students who wish...

“…The facility is very clean and the greens are taken care of daily. I love the atmosphere in the area. The people are friendly.” – stacy from boaz, AL

The Community College of the Air Force is a 2-year associate degree-granting federal program open to all active, guard, and enlisted personnel in the USAF. CCAF partners with affiliated Air Force and civilian schools to offer degrees in 71 fields of...

“…CCAF is a great benefit for me since I been in the Air Force Reserves. I get regionally accredited college credits and a college degree for studying and doing my job with the Air Force. I even transferred credits from the AF to my current school that...” – Wayne from Maspeth, NY

Judson College is a private, women’s educational institution established on a rural, 118-acre campus in Marion, Alabama. Judson offers over 30 undergraduate major and minor areas of study, including a variety of pre-professional tracks. Incoming...

“…i give judson a solid 4. i love judson because of the education opportunities. i also love judson because of the people.” – Rylee from Tibbie, AL

Marion Military Institute

The Marion Military Institute is a public two-year military junior college. It is the oldest military junior college in the nation and offers several training programs, including the Reserve Officer Training Corps for the Air Force, Army, and Marines...

“…Marion Milatary Institute is a military junior college that focuses on helping cadets get to the next point in life. The teachers number one goal is to help a student achieve great academic success. Here the college has ways of making you a...” – Taylor from Reidsville, NC

Northeast Alabama Community College is a 2-year institution featuring programs in six academic departments as well as numerous tech programs. NACC’s Mathematics and Natural Sciences Divisions are housed in the college’s new Mathematics, Science, and...

“…Best decision I made was to enroll in Northeast Alabama Community college. Class sizes are small with more one on one with each instructor. Very nice college that is growing leaps and bounds!” – Jeremy from Grant, AL

Central Alabama Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Alexander City, with additional campuses in Childersburg and Talladega. While academics at CACC are occupational technology and applied sciences-centric, the...

“…Hard to find financial support here during the summer term. But overall, education requires great amount of knowledge and with knowledge come greater expenses because the rewards are well worth it toward the end. I will rate 10/10.” – Hung from Sylacauga, AL

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 80-acre campus in Phenix City, and is a member of the Alabama Community College System. CVCC offers associate’s degrees and certificates in over 40 fields...

“…It is small and easy to make friends. The teacher-student ratio is great, so you feel more noticed. The staff is friendly.” – Ayana from Columbus, GA

Enterprise State Community College is a 2-year institution in southeast Alabama and one of the state’s original junior colleges. ESCC offers a number of general studies programs in its five academic departments as well as 13 career technical programs...

“…ESCC is a great learning opportunity, the professors are committed and it is easy to get around the campus. ” – Sharice from Enterprise, AL

Formed by the consolidation of three community colleges, Coastal Alabama Community College is a 2-year institution serving five counties. Several of CACC’s academic offerings provide on-location learning and experience such as the Aviation program at...

“…I enjoy the teachers I have here. They take time to explain, answer your questions, and assist you. I made excellent grades this semester and look forward to the Spring 2013 semester. ” – Love my education!

Wallace State Community College is a public, two-year institution established in Hanceville, Alabama. The college offers over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs, many of which can be completed through flexible education methods including...

“…Wallace State provides a knowledgeable staff. They have a beautiful campus that is centrally located in a small but growing city. Wallace also has a thriving extracurricular system.” – Jessie from Hanceville, AL

Calhoun Community College is the largest 2-year institution in Alabama and the sixth largest college or university in the state. Calhoun is home to two campuses and six academic divisions offering degrees and certificates and its General Studies...

“…Calhoun is a great college. It is two-year college that allows you to earn your degree in Health Science, Biology, Arts and more. Calhoun is a college known locally for having low tuition rates. Calhoun provides their students with excellent studying...” – Chauntia from Madison, AL

Lawson State Community College is a public, historically black institution established in the state of Alabama. The Birmingham campus, located approximately nine miles from the neighboring Bessemer campus, is split between an East and West campus and...

“…They work hard to try to get me situated into the college life. Before the faculty at Lawson i knew nothing about applying for college. Now that they have showed me the road i will be prepared when i make my next journey!” – Asia from Moundville, AL

Amridge University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Montgomery, Alabama. The college primarily utilizes an online course format, offering over 35 academic programs that award degrees from associate to doctoral levels. The...

“…They focus on helping you complete your degree. I transferred from another school. Even though some of my credits didn't transfer. They were very helpful, supportive, and suggestive. ” – Benno from Prattville, AL

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses and one extension site in south central Alabama. LBWCC is home to seven academic departments granting degrees and certificates as well as a cooperative education program...

“…Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a great first college to attend. The faculty are very interested in their students. There are many clubs and organizations for students to be a part of.”

Wallace Community College is a 2-year institution in Dothan, Alabama. Classes at WCC are divided into five academic departments as well as a Career Technical division offering entry-level programs in such diverse fields as Masonry, Cabinetmaking, and...

“…Wallace Community College is a small town school filled with my closest friends. It is the prefect college for those nervous of leaving the nest. In my last semester at Wallace, I have completed my Associates Degree in Englisg Education, and with a...” – Victoria from Dothan, AL

Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Heritage Christian University is a Bible-centered Christian institution in northern Alabama preparing students for evangelism. All undergraduates at HCU are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies...

Originally founded in 1878 as a training school for African American ministers and teachers, Selma University is an Historically Black Bible College affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. While most of Selma’s degree...

Established in 1963, Reid State Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located on a rural, 26-acre campus in Evergreen, Alabama. Reid State offers licensure in 11 career-oriented fields of study, including Commercial Truck Driving and Nail...

United States Sports Academy

The first institution of higher learning in America to concentrate on athletic studies, the United States Sports Academy offers bachelor’s degrees in Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Studies, and Sports Conditioning as well as several...

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine holds the distinction of being Alabama’s first osteopathic medical school. As such, ACOM is also relatively new arrival on the med school scene, holding its first classes in 2013. After spending two years...

H Councill Trenholm State Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in Montgomery, Alabama. Trenholm State offers associate degrees in 26 programs of study and is also home to numerous technical training programs. Due to the college...

“…the college enter active. also hands on with everything. a learning environment.” – Melvin from Prattville, AL

Wallace Community College Selma is a 2-year community college in central Alabama and a member of the Alabama College Association. With a campus noteworthy for its copper roof designs, WCCS confers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees...

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution in Huntsville, Alabama. Drake State is home to four academic departments offering degrees and certificates in Business & Engineering Technologies, General & Developmental...

“…I Love the teaching staff and resources. I am happy that the R.N. program will be starting and so I won't have to transfer credits. J.F. Drake State Community and Technical college is conveniently located.” – Tiffany from Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Bible College is a Christian institution designed for adult and working students that’s dedicated to training future church leaders and preachers. HBC offers four theological bachelor’s degrees in Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education,...

Established in 1965, Ingram State Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Deatsville, Alabama. ISTC offers career-oriented programs in 17 fields of study, awarding short-term certification, long-term certification, and industry...

Remington College Mobile is a technical and vocational school and a southern Alabama-based campus in the Remington system. The Mobile campus confers associate degrees in seven career-centered fields of study and also hosts nine diploma-granting...

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