College Costs in Alabama

The 2023 Directory of Alabama Colleges and Prices

Alabama Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Alabama was $9,702 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,428 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 $26 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,676 and represents a 0.27% 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 31,895 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,780. Samford University is the most expensive in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $34,410.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Alabama Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama

$8,610 19 1
Alabama Southern Community College

Monroeville, Alabama

$3,510 NA NA
Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama

$8,328 19 3
Amridge University

Montgomery, Alabama

$6,000 NA NA
Auburn University

Auburn University, Alabama

$10,080 62 37
Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama

$7,992 30 13
Bevill State Community College

Jasper, Alabama

$3,936 NA NA
Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

$18,850 63 56
Bishop State Community College

Mobile, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Brown Mackie College Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

$11,772 NA NA
Central Alabama Community College

Alexander City, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama

$3,192 NA NA
Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama

$5,640 NA NA
Concordia College Selma

Selma, Alabama

$9,920 NA NA
Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama

$21,500 43 36
Fortis College Mobile

Mobile, Alabama

$14,664 NA NA
Fortis College Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama

$15,402 NA NA
Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, Alabama

$2,952 NA NA
George C Wallace State Community College Dothan

Dothan, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA