Colleges and Universities in Alabama

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

Other Colleges & Universities in Alabama

Alabama A & M University
Normal, Illinois
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, Thomasville, Gilbertown, Jackson, AL
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
Amridge University
Montgomery, Alabama (formerly Southern Christian University)
Auburn University - Auburn
Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University - Montgomery
Montomery, Alabama
Bevill State Community College
Sumiton, Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, Alabama
Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, Alabama
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, Alabama
Calhoun Community College
Tanner, Decatur, Alabama
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, Childersburg, AL
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, Alabama
Concordia College
Selma, Alabama
Enterprise Ozark Community College
Enterprise, Alabama
Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Faulkner University
Montgomery, Alabama
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, Anniston (Ayers Campus), Alabama
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Montgomery, Alabama
Heritage Christian University
Florence, Alabama
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, Alabama
J F Drake State Technical College
Huntsville, Alabama
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama
Jefferson Davis Community College
Brewton, Alabama
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, Alabama
Judson College
Marion, Alabama
Lawson State Community College
Bessemer, Alabama
Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, Alabama
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, Greenville, Alabama
Marion Military Institute
Marion, Alabama
Miles College
Fairfield, Alabama
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, AL
Northwest Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, Phil Campbell, Alabama
Oakwood College
Huntsville, Alabama
Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Snead State Community College
Boaz, Alabama
Southeastern Bible College
Birmingham, Alabama
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, Opelika, Valley, Alabama
Spring Hill College
Mobile, Alabama - 'The Jesuit College of the South'
Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Talladega College
Talladega, Alabama
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama (main campus)
Troy University
Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, Phenix City, Alabama
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
University of Mobile
Mobile, Alabama
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL
Wallace Community College
Dothan, Alabama
Wallace Community College - Selma
Selma, Alabama
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, Alabama
Air University
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Andrew Jackson University
online learning
Athens State University
Bethany Divinity College & Seminary
Dothan, Alabama
Community College of the Air Force
United States Sports Academy