Alabama Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Alabama

Alabama colleges are fortunately located in a state that offers career opportunities in the biotech and manufacturing fields but that also provides cool ways for students to play. Want mountains? Got 'em in 16 counties. Beaches? Try the Gulf Coast, home of some of the nation's most beautiful beaches, not to mention the thousands of acres of rivers and streams for year-round fishing and boating. Find urban adventures at the The Wharf in Orange Beach with its 15-screen movie theater and half-mile of shops and restaurants; the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville; and historic sites that mark the Civil Rights Movement, the Civil War, Helen Keller and Native American history. And sports? Oh, yeah. You'll find the Talladega Superspeedway; the legendary Auburn-Crimson Tide "Iron Bowl" football showdown; the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; the International Motorsports Hall of Fame; and Rickwood Field, the world's oldest ballpark. What Alabama colleges and universities have to offer their students is pretty hard to top.

What awaits Alabama college graduates

There are more than 100,000 businesses in Alabama. But with five interstates, 25 freight railroad companies, seven airports and one of the nation's longest inland waterway systems, transportation and distribution jobs are particularly strong; college graduates with logistics, operations, technician, engineering and machine operator degrees and certificates could find excellent opportunities. And thanks to Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes manufacturing vehicles here in Alabama, along with more than 330 auto-related companies, automotive career opportunities can be found. Plus, there are more than 90 biotech-related companies here, making this a U.S. biotech hub. According to May 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean earned wages and occupations related to some of these fields include:

  1. Automotive service technicians and mechanics: $34,320
  2. Biological technicians: $40,610
  3. Chemists: $69,020
  4. Computer support specialists: $44,170
  5. Geoscientists: $65,180
  6. Industrial truck and tractor operators: $30,280

Given a diverse work and play environment, students at Alabama universities, colleges and trade schools could find the right kinds of opportunities that could lead to a career.

See also: Alabama Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of Alabama Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Alabama

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  • Many AHI programs can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education: License #3255.
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  • Many AHI programs can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education: License #3255.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Online Programs
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

Other Colleges & Universities in Alabama

Alabama A & M University
Normal, Illinois www.aamu.edu
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, Thomasville, Gilbertown, Jackson, AL www.ascc.edu
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL www.alasu.edu
Amridge University
Montgomery, Alabama (formerly Southern Christian University) www.amridgeuniversity.edu
Auburn University - Auburn
Auburn, Alabama www.auburn.edu
Auburn University - Montgomery
Montomery, Alabama www.aum.edu
Bevill State Community College
Sumiton, Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, Alabama www.bscc.edu
Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, Alabama www.bsc.edu
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, Alabama www.bishop.edu
Calhoun Community College
Tanner, Decatur, Alabama www.calhoun.edu
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, Childersburg, AL www.cacc.edu
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, Alabama www.cv.edu
Concordia College
Selma, Alabama www.concordiaselma.edu
Enterprise Ozark Community College
Enterprise, Alabama
Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Alabama www.faulknerstate.edu
Faulkner University
Montgomery, Alabama www.faulkner.edu
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, Anniston (Ayers Campus), Alabama www.gadsdenstate.edu
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Montgomery, Alabama www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us
Heritage Christian University
Florence, Alabama www.hcu.edu
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, Alabama www.huntingdon.edu
J F Drake State Technical College
Huntsville, Alabama www.drakestate.edu
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama www.jsu.edu
Jefferson Davis Community College
Brewton, Alabama www.jdcc.edu
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, Alabama www.jeffstateonline.com
Judson College
Marion, Alabama www.judson.edu
Lawson State Community College
Bessemer, Alabama www.lawsonstate.edu
Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, Alabama www.lawsonstate.edu
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, Greenville, Alabama www.lbwcc.edu
Marion Military Institute
Marion, Alabama www.marionmilitary.edu
Miles College
Fairfield, Alabama www.miles.edu
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, AL www.nacc.edu
Northwest Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, Phil Campbell, Alabama www.nwscc.edu
Oakwood College
Huntsville, Alabama www.oakwood.edu
Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama www.samford.edu
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama www.sheltonstate.edu
Snead State Community College
Boaz, Alabama www.snead.edu
Southeastern Bible College
Birmingham, Alabama www.sebc.edu
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, Opelika, Valley, Alabama www.suscc.edu
Spring Hill College
Mobile, Alabama - 'The Jesuit College of the South' www.shc.edu
Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama www.stillman.edu
Talladega College
Talladega, Alabama www.talladega.edu
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama (main campus) www.ua.edu
Troy University
Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, Phenix City, Alabama www.troy.edu
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama www.tuskegee.edu
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL main.uab.edu
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL www.uah.edu
University of Mobile
Mobile, Alabama www.umobile.edu
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama www.montevallo.edu
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama www.una.edu
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL www.southalabama.edu
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL www.uwa.edu
Wallace Community College
Dothan, Alabama www.wallace.edu
Wallace Community College - Selma
Selma, Alabama www.wccs.edu
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, Alabama www.wallacestate.edu
Air University
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Andrew Jackson University
online learning
Athens State University
Athens
Bethany Divinity College & Seminary
Dothan, Alabama
Community College of the Air Force
Montgomery
United States Sports Academy
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