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 $14,565 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $15,944. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,101 and the average acceptance rate is 67% 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)
$22,772 (out-of-state)
$6,885 (in-state)
$14,565 (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$10,703$6,435
Test Scores1,103 SAT, 23 ACT 1,101 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate69.30% 66.70%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.00% 31.41%
Population187,348312,716
Undergraduate146,574263,436
Graduate40,77449,280
Graduation Rate49.50%43.59%
Transfer-out Rate29.53%24.23%
Students to Faculty Ratio15.50 to 116.46 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 $22,772 for undergraduate programs $19,676 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Alabama is 1,103 and the acceptance rate is 69.30%. The average students to faculty ratio is 15.50 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 $15,760 5,61983% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
2 Auburn University
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Public, 4 yearsAuburn, AL
$31,956
($11,796)
$9,062 30,44081% 1,235 SAT
28 ACT
19 to 1
3 The University of Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$31,090
($11,620)
$14,968 38,39083% 1,210 SAT
27 ACT
22 to 1
4 University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Public, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
$20,400
($8,568)
$8,292 21,92374% 1,228 SAT
26 ACT
19 to 1
5 University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Public, 4 yearsHuntsville, AL
$23,734
($11,338)
$8,916 9,73683% 1,364 SAT
28 ACT
17 to 1
6 Jacksonville State University
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Public, 4 yearsJacksonville, AL
$20,840
($11,120)
$7,784 8,47955% 1,045 SAT
21 ACT
18 to 1
7 University of Montevallo
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Public, 4 yearsMontevallo, AL
$26,730
($13,710)
$10,576 2,61253% 1,135 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
8 Troy University
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Public, 4 yearsTroy, AL
$16,708
($8,908)
$5,883 16,98188% 1,010 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
9 Birmingham-Southern College
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Private, 4 yearsBirmingham, AL
$18,900 $26,406 1,26854% 1,210 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
10 University of North Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsFlorence, AL
$20,220
($10,620)
$6,335 7,48889% 1,098 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
11 Spring Hill College
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Private, 4 yearsMobile, AL
$41,868 $29,929 1,37950% 1,113 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
12 Alabama State University
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Public, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$19,396
($11,068)
$8,405 4,41397% 950 SAT
17 ACT
15 to 1
13 University of South Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsMobile, AL
$16,292
($8,396)
$6,725 14,83479% 1,125 SAT
24 ACT
18 to 1
14 Judson College
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Private, 4 yearsMarion, AL
$18,640 $12,409 26837% 1,098 SAT
19 ACT
5 to 1
15 Tuskegee University
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Private, 4 yearsTuskegee, AL
$22,614 $5,347 3,02652% 989 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
16 University of West Alabama
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Public, 4 yearsLivingston, AL
$20,090
($10,990)
$5,874 5,20035% 940 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
17 Faulkner University
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Private, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$22,990 $8,858 3,17878% 1,080 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
18 Stillman College
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Private, 4 yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$11,322 $5,384 79733% - 15 to 1
19 Alabama A & M University
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Public, 4 yearsNormal, AL
$18,634
($10,024)
$9,704 6,10692% 925 SAT
17 ACT
20 to 1
20 Auburn University at Montgomery
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Public, 4 yearsMontgomery, AL
$18,820
($8,860)
$7,442 5,21190% 1,035 SAT
21 ACT
17 to 1
Average$22,772
($10,540)
$10,703 187,34869.30% 1,103 SAT
22.7368 ACT
15.50 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