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Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Alabama are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Alabama? Leading the colleges list is Huntsville Bible College in Huntsville with an in state tuition of $4,270.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Alabama's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,270
In State Tuition
1) Huntsville Bible College
Huntsville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,040
In State Tuition
2) Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,000
In State Tuition
3) Amridge University
Montgomery, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,336
In State Tuition
4) University of North Alabama
Florence, Public Not For Profit
47 78
$6,480
In State Tuition
5) Selma University
Selma, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,936
In State Tuition
6) Alabama State University
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
34 68
$7,200
In State Tuition
7) Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Public Not For Profit
48 72
$7,224
In State Tuition
8) Troy University
Troy, Public Not For Profit
35 71
$7,248
In State Tuition
9) University of South Alabama
Mobile, Public Not For Profit
38 68
$7,286
In State Tuition
10) University of West Alabama
Livingston, Public Not For Profit
32 61
$8,040
In State Tuition
11) University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Public Not For Profit
65 78
$8,130
In State Tuition
12) Alabama A & M University
Normal, Public Not For Profit
27 46
$8,880
In State Tuition
13) Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
25 50
$8,952
In State Tuition
14) Heritage Christian University
Florence, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,996
In State Tuition
15) University of Alabama at Huntsville
Huntsville, Public Not For Profit
53 75
$9,072
In State Tuition
16) Auburn University
Auburn University, Public Not For Profit
65 71
$9,548
In State Tuition
17) Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Private Not For Profit
34 50
$9,920
In State Tuition
18) Concordia College Selma
Selma, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,470
In State Tuition
19) The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Public Not For Profit
82 77
$10,560
In State Tuition
20) University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus
Birmingham, Private For Profit
n/a n/a