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 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
Bethany Divinity College & Seminary
Dothan, Alabama
Community College of the Air Force
United States Sports Academy