Alabama Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Alabama was $9,854 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $4,088 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Alabama cheaper than average as the 43rd most expensive and 10th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $199 from the 2015-2016 average of $9,655 and represents a 2.06% annual increase. The list of Alabama colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 69 colleges and universities in Alabama, the most popular being The University of Alabama with 32,488 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,470. Spring Hill College is the most expensive in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $33,634.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Alabama colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Alabama or cheap Alabama colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Alabama Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alabama A & M University
Normal, 5,040 Students
$8,130 12 -
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, 792 Students
$3,510 - -
Alabama State University
Montgomery, 4,694 Students
$6,936 34 68
Amridge University
Montgomery, 216 Students
$6,000 - -
Auburn University
Auburn University, 23,582 Students
$9,072 63 70
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, 3,298 Students
$8,880 31 59
Bevill State Community College
Jasper, 1,720 Students
$3,510 - -
Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, 1,284 Students
$33,200 78 71
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, 1,559 Students
$3,510 - -
Brown Mackie College Birmingham
Birmingham, 280 Students
$11,772 - -
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, 937 Students
$3,510 - -
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, 864 Students
$3,510 - -
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, 14,833 Students
$5,040 - -
Concordia College Selma
Selma, 305 Students
$9,920 - -
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, 857 Students
$3,510 - -
Faulkner University
Montgomery, 2,377 Students
$18,320 52 62
Fortis College Mobile
Mobile, 371 Students
$13,925 - -
Fortis College Montgomery
Montgomery, 318 Students
$15,402 - -
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, 2,513 Students
$2,808 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Dothan, 1,983 Students
$3,510 - -