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...

“…I am involved in the Honors College here, and while the Honors classes are a bit difficult, it is worth the perks. I was able to register for classes 3 weeks earlier than other freshmen. Auburn offers a wide variety of classes that are very...” – Marisa from Ocean View, DE

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...

“…At Troy University, you can meet the whole world in one small campus. Troy also stands as one of the top schools in the Southeast according to reviews by sources such as Forbes Magazine and the Princeton Review. Here, you can receive a great...” – Derrick from Opelika, 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 University is a well rounded school. The school offers a great amount of oppurtunities for the students that attend the school. The school is located around a lot of stores and businesses that offer plenty of jobs to the students...” – Alexis from Long Beach, CA

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 am currently really getting into the courses that are specific to my major and within these classes I feel adequately challenged, but at the same time, all my professors are more than willing to help me if I ever have problems. However, my first...” – Kristen from Fairhope, 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 the best school choice I could have made. Yes the school has to grow on you but it has great academic programs and majors. I recommend this school to anyone willing to put in the work. ” – Tia from Enterprise, 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...

“…Coming from a different high school system in Washington DC, UAB has reinforced many of the things I have learned in high school. The curriculum is tailored to your specific major, and the professors are great overall! ” – Candace from Washington, DC

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,...

“…The University has a lot of different resources on campus and off campus that are near. The professors really know their stuff and enjoy teaching the students. I have learned a variety of things from attending this university, educational and non...” – Ashley from Huntsville, 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...

“…You learn a lot inside and outside of the classroom. The teachers try their best to help you in as many ways as possible to make things easier. ” – Angela from Childersburg, AL

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...

“…The teachers here are great and are definitely willing to help you out with whatever needs you might have.” – Christopher from Douglasville, 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...

“…very proactive hands on teachers that are serious about helping you to learn.” – Colea from Montgomery, 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...

“…All of my classes are so small that I can tell that I'm really learning a lot. All of my professors are extremely approachable and always willing to help.” – Hannah from Mc Calla, 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,...

“…Great professors that genuinely care about your success in their classes. (And they know your name!) Free tutors available to fit around your schedule. ” – From Atlanta, GA

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...

“…At The University of Alabama excelling in learning is a part of our motto. Whether a student is taking Theatre or Human Development classes they are sure to learn something that will not only help them in class but as well as out of class. ” – Brianca from Prattville, 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...

“…You will not party much; however, you will learn more at this university than anywhere else. After leaving my sophomore year; I quickly returned in one semester because I enjoyed learning my way through college rather than cheating through it. I will...” – Britt from Decatur, 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...

“…I am learning a great deal here and most of the teachers are really understanding.” – Mary from Montgomery, AL

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...

“…Spring Hill College gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and to do things that you would have never thought was possible.” – Sabrina from Saraland, 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 college is a very religious college. The teachers, counselors, and students are very helpful. I'll give miles a 10 on a scale of 10. It's small but it's as fun as a university. Any college is all about what you make of it. Miles is such a...” – Shaunteria from Montgomery, AL

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...

“…Located between the rolling hills of Huntsville Alabama, Oakwood University is a private university with a concentration on the academic as well as spiritual growth of students. Academic focus ranges from music to cytotechnology, depicting the...” – Amanda from Atlanta, GA

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...

“…I am learning a lot from attending the classes at Jeff State. The professors give and ample amount of college work considering it's only a community college.” – Brandon from Birmingham, AL

Huntingdon College

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...

“…The teachers here really take a pro-active approach to ensure yo u understand the course work. The classes are hard, but I really feel like I am learning a lot and the teachers are willingly to stay late and come early anytime you need extra help!” – Elizabeth from Prattville, AL

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...

“…The school is one of the finest in the state. The William two years ago, and the William today, cannot compare because of educational differences. I appreciate my school.” – William from Dora, AL

University of Mobile

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...

“…Awesome campus first off. My mom and I are looking into this school , and I am really considering it. Its right down the road so its location is ideal.” – Rikysha from Saraland, 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...

“…Excellence, unstrict and professional” – Christopher from Birmingham, AL

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...

“…depending on how well a student does on the placement test or the act test determines the classes that a particular student will be placed in, which can range from remedial courses to college-level classes. so no matter the academic aptitude of the...” – Wendell 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 is a very good school if you do not want to start at a big school. It's small classes enable students to experience college with a high school feeling. It truly is a good college for people wanting to return to college/school and ones who are...” – Tiffani

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...

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...

“…It is a wonderful school. It is an easy transition from a community college. The teachers are awsome!” – Reebie from Enterprise, 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...

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...

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...

“…What you learn at Snead is what you want to learn at Snead. If you put forth a little bit of effort, there is much to be learned. ” – Tamara from Albertville, AL

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 have learned so much here at Judson College. Judson has top notch academic programs. Judson is not only dedicated to teaching its students about World History, Art, and Calculus but also about life in the real world as well. You are constantly...” – Kezia from Urbana, MO

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...

“…class schedule is pretty simple and easy. some classes might seem pointless but they help you for the greater cause in the end” – DeonAndre from Savannah , GA

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...

Central Alabama Community College

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...

“…The classroom sizes are very efficient to 1 on 1 interactions with the teachers. ” – Jamara 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...

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...

“…Stay on Track. Study hard. ” – Cutter from Niceville, FL

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...

“…The price for classes is amazing compared to other schools and quality of the classes isn't lowered. Personal and friendly instructors offer help along with expectations of a large university. I expected no social college life but there is probably...” – Alexandria from Foley, AL

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

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...

“…WSCC is located within a reasonable driving distance from both Huntsville, AL and Birmingham, AL. You'll never be bored! ” – Jessica from Guntersville, 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...

“…A very helpful and inviting school. The teachers are so dedicated, they work with you one on one. The atmosphere is magnificiant and its exciting to go to school.” – Linda from douglasville, GA

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...

“…It's a pretty good starting point for college if you live in Birmingham.” – Darielle from Bessemer, 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...

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...

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...

“…This school has great teachers and programs. Everyone is really friendly and helpful safe environment. The cost is some what reasonable. ” – Haylee from Midland City, 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...

“…I really want to learn a lot more from this school. Many of my friends have attended and I would like to be the first in my family to go to college” – LaTishia from Union Springs, 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...

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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