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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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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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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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Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.
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  • The program culminates in a Master of Science degree, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies External link.
  • The school was founded in 1903, dedicated to its mission, “to improve the health and well-being of all people.”
  • The program is a blend of highly interactive online class sessions, social connections between peers and faculty, and real-world clinical experiences.
  • Programs include health systems administration, international health, and more.
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  • The program culminates in a Master of Science degree, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies External link.
  • The school was founded in 1903, dedicated to its mission, “to improve the health and well-being of all people.”
  • The program is a blend of highly interactive online class sessions, social connections between peers and faculty, and real-world clinical experiences.
  • Programs include health systems administration, international health, and more.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs and Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Financial aid is available for students who quality, with more than $1,000,000 through 10 scholarships.
  • Offers 24/7 student services, including financial aid help, course registration, and career counseling.
  • Students may opt in for a two week, risk-free trial period.
  • Active-duty military, veterans, and Veteran’s Administration employees can save 15% on tuition.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs and Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Financial aid is available for students who quality, with more than $1,000,000 through 10 scholarships.
  • Offers 24/7 student services, including financial aid help, course registration, and career counseling.
  • Students may opt in for a two week, risk-free trial period.
  • Active-duty military, veterans, and Veteran’s Administration employees can save 15% on tuition.
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
  • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
  • Full tuition cost provided up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
  • Career services associates can help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
  • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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  • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
  • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
  • Full tuition cost provided up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
  • Career services associates can help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
  • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid

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
Daphne