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Number of
4-year colleges in Alabama

183,002

Students attending
4-year colleges in Alabama

$14,417

Average
in-state tuition

$17,745

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

195 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Total undergraduates: 23,964
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $47,100
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, AL

419 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, AL

Total undergraduates: 1,283
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: $23,846
Average salary: $45,600
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

182 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Total undergraduates: 3,373
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: $30,017
Average salary: $46,300
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

555 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

Total undergraduates: 1,377
Acceptance rate: 45%
Average annual cost: $21,065
Average salary: $42,400
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

264 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Total undergraduates: 33,305
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $42,700
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

447 Forbes
UAB's mission is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Total undergraduates: 13,134
Acceptance rate: 91%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $40,200
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Troy University

Troy, AL

640 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Troy University

Troy, AL

Total undergraduates: 14,000
Acceptance rate: 88%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,800
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

648 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Total undergraduates: 2,833
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average annual cost: $30,847
Average salary: $35,300
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

474 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

Total undergraduates: 7,090
Acceptance rate: 81%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $45,600
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Best colleges in Alabama 2019

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

616 Forbes

Best colleges in Alabama 2019

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

Total undergraduates: 10,988
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $37,000
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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