Universities & Colleges in Alabama

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
Auburn University (Auburn) 27287$11330 / $29870$11330 / $29870
University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville) 7866$10300 / $21630$10300 / $22660
University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham) 18333$8240 / $18540$8240 / $17510
The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) 37098$11330 / $26780$11330 / $26780
University of South Alabama (Mobile) 16211$8240 / $15450$8240 / $15450
Birmingham Southern College (Birmingham) 1346$35020 / $35020$N/A / $N/A
Samford University (Birmingham) 5206$29870 / $29870$20600 / $20600
Spring Hill College (Mobile) 1479$36050 / $36050$9270 / $9270
University of Montevallo (Montevallo) 3031$12360 / $23690$11330 / $20600
Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery) 4919$10300 / $21630$8240 / $16480
Huntingdon College (Montgomery) 1166$24720 / $24720$N/A / $N/A
Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville) 8314$10300 / $19570$10300 / $19570
Faulkner University (Montgomery) 3262$20600 / $20600$11330 / $11330
Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham) 151$12360 / $12360$N/A / $N/A
Troy University (Troy) 17765$8240 / $15450$8240 / $16480
University of Mobile (Mobile) 1566$21630 / $21630$10300 / $10300
Tuskegee University (Tuskegee) 2996$21630 / $21630$21630 / $21630
University of North Alabama (Florence) 7078$8240 / $14420$7210 / $12360
Judson College (Marion) 374$17510 / $17510$N/A / $N/A
Heritage Christian University (Florence) 92$10300 / $10300$5150 / $5150
Oakwood University (Huntsville) 1749$17510 / $17510$14420 / $14420
University of West Alabama (Livingston) 4032$9270 / $16480$7210 / $13390
Alabama State University (Montgomery) 5383$9270 / $16480$11330 / $19570
Alabama A & M University (Normal) 5628$10300 / $18540$9270 / $16480
Stillman College (Tuscaloosa) 895$11330 / $11330$N/A / $N/A
Athens State University (Athens) 3041$7210 / $12360$N/A / $N/A
Concordia College Alabama (Selma) 487$11330 / $11330$N/A / $N/A
South University-Montgomery (Montgomery) 581$17510 / $17510$21630 / $21630
Herzing University-Birmingham (Birmingham) 370$14420 / $14420$12360 / $12360
Talladega College (Talladega) 989$13390 / $13390$N/A / $N/A
United States Sports Academy (Daphne) 319$15450 / $15450$17510 / $17510
Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach) 20823$6180 / $6180$6180 / $6180
University of Phoenix-Alabama (Birmingham) 101$12360 / $12360$15450 / $15450
Amridge University (Montgomery) 627$11330 / $11330$15450 / $15450
Miles College (Fairfield) 1873$12360 / $12360$N/A / $N/A
Selma University (Selma) 333$7210 / $7210$4120 / $4120
Huntsville Bible College (Huntsville) 161$5150 / $5150$5150 / $5150
Virginia College-Birmingham (Birmingham) 2138$14420 / $14420$21630 / $21630
Virginia College-Huntsville (Huntsville) 447$14420 / $14420$N/A / $N/A

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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Alabama

The state of Alabama is situated in America's southeastern region. It's the twenty fourth most populous state in America. The estimated population of Alabama is around 4.9 million. The weather in Alabama is moderate throughout the year, so tourists visit the state all year long. However, that said, summers is one of the most popular times for vacationing in this part of the US because of the Gulf Coast beaches of the state. Winters are not ideally loved by holiday makers. The onset of spring brings many students here, at the beaches during their school break.

Alabama boasts more than 50 universities and colleges across the state and most of the international students here come from countries like India, Japan and China. A lot of international students here study at the University of North Alabama, University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham etc. At the University of Alabama for e.g., 4% of pupils were from other countries during the academic session of 2011-2012 and today there are almost 7,139 students studying at this University.

Tuition Fee
Tuition fee at Alabama for graduate courses/programs might vary as it is dependent upon the program and the degree you are opting for. Like, at the University of Alabama for e.g., the tuition fee for non-residents is $21,900 for an academic year, apart from other expenses like board, room, books, supplies etc while for the residents of the state, the tuition fee is $8,600 for a year apart from other expenses.

Major Industries
The top industries in the state of Alabama are mining (limestone, coal and iron ore), agriculture (cotton, soybeans, corn, livestock, poultry and peanuts as well as steel making and hydroelectric power.

Top Jobs
These are some of the highest paying jobs in the state of Alabama: orthodontists ($79.56), dentists ($70.09) and physicians ($79.34). Some top-paying jobs in the non-healthcare sector are engineers in aerospace ($48.76), information/computer scientists ($46.32) and managers in the field of engineering ($50.60). These are hourly wages.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
All the colleges and universities in the state have a committed International Student Services Office. Although the financial grant/support for international pupils varies from one institution to another, most include an array of services like:
  • Employment and career counseling
  • Financial aid
  • Family programs
  • Home-stay placement, help in finding on-campus boarding or off-campus accommodation etc.
    Immigration counseling concerning entrance visas, study permits, work permits and temporary resident visas, including co-operative work permits, and post-graduate work permits.At the University of Alabama, Academic scholarships in fact are merit-based, which require that pupils earn a particular grade point score and/or average on the SAT, ACT or PSAT to qualify. Check the scholarship programs offered by the college/university you wish to apply at.

    Income
    The average per-capita income of the state is around $39,000.

    Cost of Living
    Alabama's average cost of living is estimated to be around $2,300 for a month. The costs range is between $1,600 and $3,400 for a month.