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Alabama Business Colleges

56 Colleges
14,508 Yearly Graduations
$38,628 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,695 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 14,508 students received a business degree from a college in Alabama, making it rank #23 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Alabama is $9,657 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $14,084 a year.

An estimated 50% of college students in Alabama take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,424 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
3,078 Yearly Degrees
$11,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,840 students at UA in total, 31,670 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,750 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UA. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,714 a year. UA has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA is $37,400.

#2

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
3,041 Yearly Degrees
$5,775 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,533 students at Columbia Southern University in total, 13,254 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,866 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 39 to 1.

58% of Columbia Southern University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,412 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Columbia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,793 Yearly Degrees
$11,796 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,737 students at Auburn in total, 24,505 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,458 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Auburn is 4.4 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at Auburn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,177 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
891 Yearly Degrees
$8,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,878 undergraduates at UAB, of which 10,402 are full-time, and there are 22,563 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAB is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,713 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UAB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
761 Yearly Degrees
$8,908 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Troy University is 16,497, of which 12,712 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,208 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

85% of TROY students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,148 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TROY with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
490 Yearly Degrees
$10,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,946 undergraduates at UNA, of which 4,708 are full-time, and there are 8,086 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNA is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

50% of UNA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,867 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
383 Yearly Degrees
$22,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,098 undergraduates at Faulkner, of which 1,361 are full-time, and there are 2,961 students altogether. It takes the average Faulkner undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,426 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Faulkner with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
381 Yearly Degrees
$11,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,999 students at UAH in total, 8,027 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,730 are full-time. It takes the average UAH undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 56% of accepted students are men, and 44% are women.

41% of UAH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,839 a year. UAH has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Athens State University

Athens, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$7,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Athens State University is 2,867, of which 2,688 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,202 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Athens State University has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Athens State University is $33,400.

#10

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
278 Yearly Degrees
$8,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Alabama is 14,224, of which 9,050 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,611 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USA is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

54% of USA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,438 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$34,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,729 students at Samford in total, 3,576 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,501 are full-time. Samford has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at Samford take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Samford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
223 Yearly Degrees
$5,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,451 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, and 8,526 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Jeff State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,266 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jeff State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$11,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,238 students at Jacksonville State University in total, 7,747 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,031 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Jacksonville State University is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

63% of Jacksonville State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,367 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees
$4,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,278 students at Calhoun Community College in total, 2,558 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,740 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Calhoun Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$8,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Auburn University at Montgomery is 5,212, of which 4,375 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,374 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AUM is 4.9 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,467 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Strayer University - Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,534 undergraduates at Strayer University - Alabama, of which 102 are full-time, and there are 1,738 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,835 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#17

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,603 full-time undergraduates at Shelton State Community College, and 3,743 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Shelton State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Ingram State Technical College

Deatsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$5,472 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 399 students at ISTC in total, 249 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

#19

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$27,035 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Huntingdon College is 920, which includes 789 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Huntingdon College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,202 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$10,024 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Alabama A & M University is 5,977, of which 5,093 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,663 are full-time. For undergraduates at AAMU, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

72% of AAMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,857 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#21

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$10,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,734 students at University of West Alabama in total, 2,248 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,775 are full-time. It takes the average University of West Alabama undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

83% of University of West Alabama students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,806 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of West Alabama is $26,400.

#22

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$22,614 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tuskegee University is 2,747, of which 2,280 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,170 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tuskegee is 4.5 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

23% of Tuskegee students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,084 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tuskegee with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$18,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,129 students at BSC in total, 1,126 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BSC is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

46% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,080 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#24

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$13,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,600 students at Montevallo in total, 2,228 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,998 are full-time. For undergraduates at Montevallo, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,881 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Montevallo is $27,500.

#25

Spring Hill College

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees
$41,868 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Spring Hill College is 1,191, of which 1,061 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,034 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Spring Hill is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,224 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Spring Hill with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Alabama Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Snead State Community College 77
27 Alabama State University 71
28 Central Alabama Community College 65
29 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville 63
30 Amridge University 62
31 Miles College 60
32 University of Mobile 59
33 Gadsden State Community College 58
34 Coastal Alabama Community College 48
35 Oakwood University 39
36 Northeast Alabama Community College 36
37 Talladega College 35
38 Bevill State Community College 33
39 Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus 28
40 Chattahoochee Valley Community College 25
41 Wallace Community College, Dothan 24
42 J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College 20
42 H Councill Trenholm State Community College 20
42 Southern Union State Community College 20
42 Stillman College 20
46 Enterprise State Community College 18
47 Wallace Community College, Selma 16
47 Bishop State Community College 16
49 South University, Montgomery 12
50 Herzing University - Birmingham 11
51 Northwest-Shoals Community College 9
52 Lurleen B Wallace Community College 7
52 Selma University 7
54 Reid State Technical College 6
55 Judson College 1
56 Huntsville Bible College 0

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