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.

Keep in mind that 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 methodology for the list below is solely 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Alabama are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Alabama? Leading our colleges list is Huntsville Bible College in Huntsville with an in state tuition of $3,600.

Another affordable option for Alabama students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Alabama community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Alabama's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Huntsville Bible College
Huntsville, Private
$3,600 n/a n/a
2 Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, Private
$4,800 n/a n/a
3 Alabama A & M University
Normal, Public
$5,592 32 75
4 University of North Alabama
Florence, Public
$5,592 24 66
5 Selma University
Selma, Private
$5,640 n/a n/a
6 Amridge University
Montgomery, Private
$6,000 n/a n/a
7 Troy University
Troy, Public
$6,336 42 77
8 University of West Alabama
Livingston, Public
$6,510 42 70
9 University of South Alabama
Mobile, Public
$6,648 34 75
10 Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Public
$6,792 37 70
11 Alabama State University
Montgomery, Public
$6,936 34 73
12 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Public
$7,206 54 75
13 Concordia College Selma
Selma, Private
$7,920 n/a n/a
14 Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Public
$8,100 32 70
15 Auburn University
Auburn University, Public
$8,256 66 78
16 Heritage Christian University
Florence, Private
$8,952 n/a n/a
17 University of Alabama at Huntsville
Huntsville, Public
$9,192 53 75
18 University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Public
$9,330 44 75
19 The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Public
$9,450 81 80
20 Talladega College
Talladega, Private
$10,175 n/a n/a

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