Alabama Best Colleges Comparison

View the Alabama Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Alabama Statistics

There are 99 colleges in Alabama - 41 public and 58 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $14,636 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $15,944. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,083 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Alabama Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Alabama. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Alabama colleges at Alabama Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Alabama Statistics
Top 20 colleges in AlabamaAll colleges in Alabama
Number of Schools20 schools
(13 public, 7 private)
99 schools
(41 public, 58 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,540 (in-state)
$22,771 (out-of-state)
$6,918 (in-state)
$14,636 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,711 (in-state)
$19,676 (out-of-state)
$9,600 (in-state)
$15,944 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$11,606$6,817
Test Scores1,083 SAT, 23 ACT 1,083 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate76.05% 75.30%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.00% 31.41%
Population187,477300,842
Undergraduate142,178247,541
Graduate45,29953,301
Graduation Rate49.95%43.89%
Transfer-out Rate22.75%21.81%
Students to Faculty Ratio15.35 to 115.64 to 1

Top Colleges In Alabama Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Alabama for academic year 2019-2020. Samford University ranked top in the Alabama Best Colleges Comparison and Auburn University and The University of Alabama follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $22,771 for undergraduate programs $19,676 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Alabama is 1,083 and the acceptance rate is 76.05%. The average students to faculty ratio is 15.35 to 1 for top colleges in Alabama. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Alabama Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Samford University
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Private, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
$34,198 $17,676 5,72984% 1,150 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
2 Auburn University
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Public, 4 yearsAuburn, AL
$31,956
($11,796)
$8,809 30,73785% 1,240 SAT
28 ACT
20 to 1
3 The University of Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$31,090
($11,620)
$13,788 37,84080% 1,200 SAT
27 ACT
20 to 1
4 University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Public, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
$20,400
($8,568)
$9,344 22,56381% 1,209 SAT
26 ACT
20 to 1
5 University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Public, 4 yearsHuntsville, AL
$23,734
($11,338)
$10,188 9,99977% 1,300 SAT
28 ACT
19 to 1
6 Jacksonville State University
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Public, 4 yearsJacksonville, AL
$20,840
($11,120)
$7,307 9,23864% 955 SAT
21 ACT
21 to 1
7 University of Montevallo
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Public, 4 yearsMontevallo, AL
$26,730
($13,710)
$11,461 2,60061% 1,103 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
8 Troy University
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Public, 4 yearsTroy, AL
$16,708
($8,908)
$6,173 16,49792% 1,020 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
9 Birmingham-Southern College
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Private, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
$18,900 $11,467 1,12960% 1,105 SAT
25 ACT
10 to 1
10 University of North Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsFlorence, AL
$20,220
($10,620)
$7,265 8,08683% 1,098 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
11 Spring Hill College
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Private, 4 yearsMobile, AL
$41,868 $32,798 1,19154% 1,075 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
12 Alabama State University
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Public, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$19,396
($11,068)
$8,387 4,07299% 947 SAT
17 ACT
15 to 1
13 University of South Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsMobile, AL
$16,292
($8,396)
$6,523 14,22473% 1,087 SAT
24 ACT
17 to 1
14 Judson College
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Private, 4 yearsMarion, AL
$18,640 $12,952 22956% 1,160 SAT
21 ACT
5 to 1
15 Tuskegee University
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Private, 4 yearsTuskegee, AL
$22,614 $26,462 2,74761% 953 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
16 University of West Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsLivingston, AL
$20,090
($10,990)
$6,500 5,73493% 940 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
17 Faulkner University
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Private, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$22,990 $9,413 2,96176% 1,098 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
18 Stillman College
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Private, 4 yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$11,292 $8,147 71256% - 18 to 1
19 Alabama A & M University
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Public, 4 yearsNormal, AL
$18,634
($10,024)
$9,872 5,97790% 930 SAT
18 ACT
18 to 1
20 Auburn University at Montgomery
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Public, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$18,820
($8,860)
$7,582 5,21296% 1,000 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
Average$22,771
($10,540)
$11,606 187,47776.05% 1,083 SAT
22.8947 ACT
15.35 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020