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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.

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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

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            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
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            Athens State University
            Athens
            Bethany Divinity College & Seminary
            Dothan, Alabama
            Community College of the Air Force
            Montgomery
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