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Alabama Business Colleges

56 Colleges
14,508 Yearly Graduations
$37,885 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,067 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Alabama ranked #23 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 14,508 students received some type of diploma that year. Alabama colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,471 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,756 per year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,267 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
$10,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,100 students at UA in total, 32,795 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,135 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,657 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
3,041 Yearly Degrees
$5,655 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,034 students at Columbia Southern University in total, 14,364 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,554 are full-time. For undergraduates at Columbia Southern University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,329 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia Southern University is $51,900.

#3

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,793 Yearly Degrees
$11,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,460 students at Auburn in total, 24,594 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,527 are full-time. Auburn has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Auburn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,275 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

The total student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 22,080, of which 13,836 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,315 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAB is 4.5 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

55% of UAB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,004 a year. UAB has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

There are 16,436 students at TROY in total, 12,995 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,741 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TROY is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at TROY take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,278 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#6

University of North Alabama

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

There are 6,050 undergraduates at UNA, of which 4,901 are full-time, and there are 7,702 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,451 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to 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
$22,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,036 students at Faulkner in total, 2,192 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,484 are full-time. For undergraduates at Faulkner, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

75% of Faulkner students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,946 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than 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
$11,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 9,988, of which 7,989 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,749 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAH, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,298 a year. UAH has a 5.9% 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 2,941, of which 2,774 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,194 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 14,397 students at USA in total, 9,601 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,065 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

61% of USA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,983 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USA is $31,500.

#11

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$32,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,591 undergraduates at Samford, of which 3,509 are full-time, and there are 5,692 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Samford is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at Samford take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,448 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% 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
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,711 students at Jeff State in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

26% of Jeff State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#13

Jacksonville State University

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

The total student population at Jacksonville State University is 9,021, of which 7,749 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,942 are full-time. For undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,016 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees
$4,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,160 full-time undergraduates at Calhoun Community College, and 9,315 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,000 during the early-career years.

#15

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$8,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,188 students at AUM in total, 4,523 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,505 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

55% of AUM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,639 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% 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

The total student population at Strayer University - Alabama is 1,802, of which 1,511 students are undergraduates and of those, 72 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Strayer University - Alabama take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Alabama with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$4,541 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shelton State Community College is 4,201, which includes 2,075 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Ingram State Technical College

Deatsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$5,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ingram State Technical College is 485, which includes 395 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

#19

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$26,493 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 830 full-time undergraduates at Huntingdon College, and 1,008 students altogether. It takes the average Huntingdon College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

77% of Huntingdon College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,058 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Huntingdon College is $32,600.

#20

Alabama A & M University

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

There are 5,273 undergraduates at AAMU, of which 4,975 are full-time, and there are 6,172 students altogether. It takes the average AAMU undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

72% of AAMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,427 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AAMU is $25,200.

#21

University of West Alabama

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

There are 5,653 students at University of West Alabama in total, 2,239 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,883 are full-time. It takes the average University of West Alabama undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 28% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,077 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of West Alabama with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Tuskegee University

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

There are 2,876 students at Tuskegee in total, 2,394 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,254 are full-time. It takes the average Tuskegee undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

58% of Tuskegee students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,444 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than 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
$18,241 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,209 students at BSC in total, 1,201 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% 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
$13,708 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Montevallo is 2,553, of which 2,236 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,997 are full-time. It takes the average Montevallo undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,317 a year. Montevallo has a 7.3% 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 Montevallo is $27,500.

#25

Spring Hill College

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees
$40,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,290 students at Spring Hill in total, 1,160 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,143 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

91% of Spring Hill students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,111 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

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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