Best Colleges in Alabama

Looking for a downhome school that promises southern charm, an insane student section at football games, oh, and ample employment opportunities after graduation? With 61 colleges and universities packed into its 52,419 square miles, there’s something for everyone in Alabama. Healthcare majors will have plenty of career opportunities since hospitals take 3 of the top 10 spots for the state’s largest employers.* Or if military studies or engineering is your game, you’ll fit right in at the Maxwell Air Force Base and the U.S. Army base of Redstone Arsenal. And with dozens of automobile suppliers setting up facilities in Alabama—Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota to name a few—an auto technician certification or mechanical engineering degree will keep you prospering in “The Yellowhammer State.”

Stake your collegiate claim in some of Alabama’s largest cities, including Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and the rapidly growing Auburn. Home to the snaking Tennessee River, several national forests, and a short Gulf coast, Alabama’s got it all for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Relax on the beaches, dress up for an SEC football game, savor some sweet tea, enjoy a few rounds of golf, or brush up on your civil rights history that started here with Rosa Parks. And with the Marshall Space Flight Center located in Huntsville, your aspiration to be a rocket scientist could be closer than you think. Choosing a school in growing, evolving Alabama? They don’t call it “Sweet Home” for nothing.

*Wikipedia, “Alabama” *www.netstate.com/economy/al_economy.htm *www.acinet.org

Best Four Year Universities in Alabama

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
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  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
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  • Private for-profit
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School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Based on 28 Reviews
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Based on 4 Reviews
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Based on 48 Reviews
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Based on 20 Reviews
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Based on 12 Reviews
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Based on 8 Reviews
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Based on 4 Reviews
Alabama A & M University
Normal, AL
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
Troy University
Troy, AL
Based on 12 Reviews
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL
Based on 8 Reviews
Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, AL
Based on 4 Reviews
Spring Hill College
Mobile, AL
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL
Based on 8 Reviews
Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
University of Mobile
Mobile, AL
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL
Based on 8 Reviews
Faulkner University
Montgomery, AL
Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Concordia College Alabama
Selma, AL
Talladega College
Talladega, AL
Athens State University
Athens, AL
Based on 8 Reviews
Judson College
Marion, AL
Miles College
Fairfield, AL
ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer
Bessemer, AL
Amridge University
Montgomery, AL
Heritage Christian University
Florence, AL
Brown Mackie College-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Herzing University-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
ITT Technical Institute-Mobile
Mobile, AL
Southeastern Bible College
Birmingham, AL
United States Sports Academy
Daphne, AL
Huntsville Bible College
Huntsville, AL

Best Community Colleges in Alabama

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Snead State Community College
Boaz, AL
John C Calhoun State Community College
Tanner, AL
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, AL
Marion Military Institute
Marion, AL
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, AL
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Bevill State Community College
Jasper, AL
James H Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, AL
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, AL
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, AL
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Birmingham, AL
Based on 4 Reviews
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, AL
Remington College-Mobile Campus
Mobile, AL
Fortis College-Mobile
Mobile, AL
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, AL
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, AL
Fortis Institute-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, AL
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, AL
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, AL
Jefferson Davis Community College
Brewton, AL
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, AL
Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL