If you're looking for a traditional college experience in a friendly setting, look no further than the Yellowhammer State. There are 60 colleges in Alabama, 41 public and 19 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.
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|Alabama A & M University||18 scholarships|
|Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine||No 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||8 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|