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Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Alabama these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Alabama list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Alabama tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Alabama are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Alabama? Leading the colleges list is Huntsville Bible College in Huntsville with an in state total cost of $11,860.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Alabama's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$11,860
In State Total Cost
1) Huntsville Bible College
Huntsville, Private Not For Profit
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$12,470
In State Total Cost
2) Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, Private For Profit
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$14,315
In State Total Cost
3) Selma University
Selma, Private Not For Profit
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$16,100
In State Total Cost
4) Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
31 59
$16,518
In State Total Cost
5) Troy University
Troy, Public Not For Profit
32 68
$16,602
In State Total Cost
6) University of South Alabama
Mobile, Public Not For Profit
34 65
$16,972
In State Total Cost
7) Heritage Christian University
Florence, Private Not For Profit
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$17,464
In State Total Cost
8) University of North Alabama
Florence, Public Not For Profit
48 78
$17,500
In State Total Cost
9) University of West Alabama
Livingston, Public Not For Profit
40 69
$17,562
In State Total Cost
10) Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Public Not For Profit
55 76
$17,620
In State Total Cost
11) Concordia College Selma
Selma, Private Not For Profit
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$18,000
In State Total Cost
12) Amridge University
Montgomery, Private Not For Profit
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$18,090
In State Total Cost
13) Alabama State University
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
34 68
$18,390
In State Total Cost
14) University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus
Birmingham, Private For Profit
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$18,575
In State Total Cost
15) Southeastern Bible College
Birmingham, Private Not For Profit
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$19,286
In State Total Cost
16) Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Private Not For Profit
38 55
$19,638
In State Total Cost
17) Brown Mackie College Birmingham
Birmingham, Private For Profit
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$20,248
In State Total Cost
18) Miles College
Fairfield, Private Not For Profit
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$20,414
In State Total Cost
19) Talladega College
Talladega, Private Not For Profit
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$20,477
In State Total Cost
20) Alabama A & M University
Normal, Public Not For Profit
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