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'm in the engineering program and I am learning tons about software and how computers work. I highly recommend Auburn to anyone who is looking for an engineering school. ” – Marissa from Stafford, VA

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...

“…I learn a lot because of the variety of students.” – Breanna from Pensacola, FL

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 university moving in the right direction. This school has been through adversity with so many changes from the head personnel, but it seems its all coming together. This university is one to adore with the various...” – Leslie from Fairfield, AL

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 learned a lot in my first year of school. The teachers help you in any way they can, rather that is working with you after class or referring you to a tutor. I am looking forward to beginning my second year of college there.” – Aerion from Valley, 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...

“…I'm a freshman at Tuskegee and I just finished my 1st semester. As an Animal Poultry and Veterinary Science Major I have learned so much more than I expected. I was expecting to only become a Vet with my major but our APSC 100 class taught me to open...” – A. Smith

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 has many tools to help students succeed in their classes. Many of the science and courses have sessions every week to discuss the lectures. Students are able to ask questions and get answers from students who...” – Mae Lin from Birmingham, 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,...

“…I would honestly say that I am learning a lot of new things at AAMU. I came here thinking that college was going to be extremely hard and that I would fail. But in reality I have had the best classes and very helpful teachers. This is my second...” – Jalesia from Anniston, 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...

“…From the standards of the admissions as well as the partnerships that Samford holds, I really do believe that learning will be taking place, both inside the classrooms and out.” – TYEA from Birmingham, 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...

“…It's good for school, but you see the same people, not many places to go, but i love the school and the teachers.” – Andraya from Bloomfield, MI

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 awlways trys to help you learn but you have to help them” – Lisa from Wetumpka, 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...

“…I am currently a sophomore at the University of Montevallo and am definitely learning a lot in my classes. Due to the small teacher to student ratio, all of the teachers will at least recognize you as one of their students, if not know you by name...” – Catherine from Cropwell, 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,...

“…I am learning a great deal at the University of North Alabama. The instructors seem to genuinely care about your success in the classroom. I enjoy the fact that they take the extra time needed to make sure each student is reaching their full...” – Madison from Slocomb, 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...

“…This college is great for hands-on experience and in class learning. The teachers really care and are very knowledgeable in the area they teach. I have been able to take advantage of my teachers' office hours and really get to know them. I learned...” – Brittney from Birmingham, 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 small class size at UAH gives students the opportunity to interact with teachers as well as other students in a growing environment. Not only does the university provide a completely free tutoring program for nearly every class offered, but there...” – Sarah from Tullahoma, TN

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...

“…Its a beautiful campus with cheap tuition for in state students and has the perks of a more expensive University. The campus has its own movie theater, that is free for students. The dorms are beautiful and recently built, any student will be happy...” – Janay from Montgomery, 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...

“…Even though AUM isn't one the most well known colleges, I have to say that this is very good school to attend to further your education as well as begin it. AUM has some of the best accredited professors who are very educated in their particular...” – Shannon from Tyler, 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 has a lot of core requirements. They offer a well-rounded education, though most of their required classes fall into the liberal arts category. The instructors are all very eccentric, so classes are usually pretty interesting. ” – Angela from Sylacauga, 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...

“…To be a private HBCU, the price is very reasonable.” – Darielle from Vance, 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...

“…The faculty at Oakwood is wonderful. The teachers don't only teach the information in the textbook, but they also teach from the Bible. This is great because, in the end, the only wisdom that will truly count is what we learn from the Bible and...” – Kelcie from Madison, AL

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...

“…This school has much to offer. The course work is respectable for the college level. The professors enjoy everything that they are doing and they are willing to help out if you have any problems.” – William 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...

“…Huntingdon College is an amazing college for prospective students who love God and want to get a good education. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are awesome. The student count is also low, so the less student to teacher ratio. ” – Alexandria from Deatsville, 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...

“…I have had phenomenal professors who have inspired me.” – Jackie

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...

“…The Classrooms here are top-notch. the class sizes are small (typically under 20 per class) so your teacher will know you by name and you will know your teacher. Trust me, this will help your GPA tremendously.” – Cody from Dadeville, 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...

“…Stillman is a small college with a great staff that will help you on your collegiate journey. The vibe here is very family oriented and people will strive to help uplift you. Stillman is a great place to attend if you want to be successful in life.” – Biyunka from Columbus, MS

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....

“…At Shelton State the teachers are very effective with their teaching. If you have any questions they give plenty of time to sit down with you and explain what you need to know. It is obvious they care about the future of their students.” – Hannah from Lake View, 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...

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...

“…Talldega is a very well-rounded and well respected HBCU. Its historic value makes it a very high name on your school list and the student teacher ratio is awesome.” – Kadeem from Talladega, 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...

“…I learned a lot and would recommend this college to anyone who learns better in smaller classes or who has been out of school for a while and wishes to return. ” – Janice from Salem, 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...

“…The teachers here are so nice and are very helpfull in any way they can be. They make classes a lot more fun and entertaining more so than other schools. Therefore I did learn a lot!” – Tara from Altoona, 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...

“…I love this place!!! Clean campus, friendly staff and respectful students. Highly recommend the Enterprise Campus location.” – Carla 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!

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...

“…The first week you will feel like you are not really learning much, but it gets better. Some of the classes are made to be easier for the students” – Anonymous

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...

“…The school is great by getting you in without an ACT/SAT score. The school is well kept. You have great advisor that help you when you need the help the most .” – Lameria from Birmingham, 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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