Accredited Schools In Alabama

Alabama has an extensive community college system with 24 public, two-year colleges spread throughout the state. Several are multi-campus institutions, thus offering Alabama a total of 38 campuses on which they can pursue an associate’s degree in academic or career-oriented fields of study.  Like most community colleges, all have open admissions policies (although not in all majors).

Public four-year institutions include Alabama A and M University, Alabama State University, Athens State University, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, The University of Alabama, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo, University of North Alabama, University of South Alabama, and University of West Alabama.

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The largest universities in the state are University of Alabama, with about 35, 000 students, Troy University, with about 30,000, and Auburn University, with a student population of about 25,000.  The veterinary school at Auburn is generally considered to be one of the best in the Southeastern United States.  Troy University has had significant growth in the past decade, with multiple campuses in Alabama and other states in the region.

There are eight historically black colleges and universities within the Alabama borders.  Of the 48 HBCU’s ranked by “U.S. News and World” in 2015, Tuskegee University was ranked # 5, Jackson State University was ranked # 13, Alabama A&M came in at # 25, Alabama State University was in the 32nd position,  and Oakwood College ranked #48.  Stillman College, Concordia College, and Miles College were not included in the rankings.

Several colleges in Alabama are supported by Protestant denominations.  Spring Hill College, the only Catholic institution in the state, is located in Mobile.

United States Sports Academy in Daphne offers residential and online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for people who want to pursue careers in coaching, athletic management, health and fitness, and related areas.

Alabama – Traditional Universities

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State

Athens State University 

Auburn University 

Birmingham Southern College

Faulkner University

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  • Phone – 800-879-9816 or 334-386-7200
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  • Financial Aid – [email protected]

Huntingdon College

Jacksonville State Univ.

Judson College

Oakwood University

Regions University

Samford University

Spring Hill College

Tuskegee University

Troy State University Dothan

Troy State Univ. Montgomery

United States Sports Academy

University of Alabama

University of Alabama/Birmingham

University of Alabama/ Huntsville

University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa

University of Mobile

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  • Phone – 800-946-7267
  • Admissions – not found
  • Financial Aid – [email protected]

University of Montevallo

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  • Phone – 800-292-4349
  • Admissions – [email protected]
  • Financial Aid – not found

University, North Alabama

University, South Alabama

University, West Alabama

Community Colleges – Alabama

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Alabama Southern

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  • Phone – (251) 575-3156
  • Address – 2800 S Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460

Bevill State Community College

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  • Phone – (205) 648-3271
  • Address – 101 State St, Sumiton, AL 35148

Bishop State

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  • Phone – (251) 405-7000
  • Address – 351 N Broad St, Mobile, AL 36603

Calhoun Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 306-2500
  • Address – 6250 US-31, Tanner, AL 35671

Central Alabama Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 306-2500
  • Address – 6250 US-31, Tanner, AL 35671

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

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  • Phone – (334) 291-4900
  • Address – 2602 College Dr, Phenix City, AL 36869

Enterprise State Community College

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  • Phone – (334) 347-2623
  • Address – 600 Plaza Dr, Enterprise, AL 36330

Gadsden State Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 549-8200
  • Address – 1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903

George C. Wallace Community College/Dothan-Eufaula

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  • Phone – (334) 983-3521
  • Address – 1141 Wallace Dr, Dothan, AL 36303

George C. Wallace State Community College/Selma

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  • Phone – (334) 876-9227
  • Address – 3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy, Selma, AL 36703

James Faulkner State Community College

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  • Phone – 251.580.2100
  • Address – 1900 Highway 31 South Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Jefferson Davis Community College

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  • Phone – (251) 867-4832
  • Address – 220 Alco Dr, Brewton, AL 36426

Jefferson State Community College

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  • Phone – (205) 983-5911
  • Address – 4600 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242

Lawson State Community College

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  • Phone – (205) 925-2515
  • Address – 3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL 35221

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

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  • Phone – (334) 222-6591
  • Address – 1000 Dannelly Boulevard, Andalusia, AL

Marion Military Institute

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  • Phone – (334) 683-2306
  • Address – 1101 Washington St, Marion, AL 36756

Northeast Alabama Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 638-4418
  • Address – 138 AL-35, Dutton, AL 35744

Northwest-Shoals Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 331-5200
  • Address – 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Shelton State Community College

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  • Phone – (205) 391-2211
  • Address – 9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Snead State Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 593-5120
  • Address – 220 N Walnut St, Boaz, AL 35957

Southern Union State Community College

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  • Phone – (256) 395-2211
  • Address – 750 Roberts St, Wadley, AL 36276

Wallace State Community College/Hanceville

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  • Phone – (256) 352-8000
  • Address – 801 Main Street Northwest, Hanceville, AL 35077

Career, Vocational, And Trade Schools – Alabama

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Culinary Institute of Virginia College

Herzing College

Strayer University

Virginia College

Virginia College School of Construction

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Fortis College


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Virginia College


Fortis College

Remington College

Virginia College


Fortis College

South College

Virginia College

Online Colleges In Alabama

Despite having a large number of colleges and universities within the state that offer online degree programs, less than 20% of Alabama’s students enrolled in Title IV institutions are enrolled for the fully-online experience. That said, the National Center for Education Statistics’ finding 2012 report that finds 16% of students in the state are enrolled in such programs is a positive. This number alone puts Alabama among the top in the nation for states where students are more actively choosing the online option. That just under 20% of the students in the state’s Title IV students are enrolled in online degree programs speaks positively to the state’s welcoming atmosphere for online education, and the resources actively provided for these types of programs both within the state and at the state’s major colleges and universities.

Several of the top schools offering online degree programs in the state are also some of the most highly ranked in the region. Among the best colleges and universities in Alabama offering online degrees, prospective students will find Amridge University, Heritage Christian University, University of West Alabama, Troy University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. According to the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, Troy University is favorably ranked at #65 among colleges in the region (South). The University of Alabama–Birmingham is ranked well nationally, coming in at #149 among national universities.

Some of the most affordable programs can be found several of the state’s public institutions, all of which offer online learning services of some kind. The University of North Alabama is the least expensive, offering an online learning experience at just under $6,000 a year, or for $244 per credit. Athens State University offer degrees and programs for around $6,000 a year as well, or for $257 per credit. Auburn University at Montgomery offers degree programs for around $6,700 or at a per credit cost of $281. Both Troy University and The University of Alabama offer programs for around $8,000 a year.

The University of Alabama has a wide range of degrees available. Prospective students can find learning experiences for Bachelor’s degrees, Minors degrees, Master’s degrees, Doctoral degrees and academic certificates. There are 10 Bachelor’s degree programs available through the school: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Health Care Management, Clinical Coding and Reimbursement, Health Information Management and Nursing. All of these are available 100% online. There are 43 Master’s degree programs available, including several in Education (such as Kinesiology education and Early Childhood Education), Accounting and wide variety of Nursing Practitioner focuses. The seven Doctoral degree programs include PhDs and in Computational Engineering and three EdS degrees, including Early Childhood Concentration, Elementary Education and Physical Education.

The University of Alabama is just one of many schools offering great value and a great many online degree program options. Prospective students interested in the online experience will find that Alabama is an extremely welcoming state for online learners.

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