Alabama Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Alabama was $6,079 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $411 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,668 and represents a 7.25% annual increase. The list of Alabama community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 25 community colleges and universities in Alabama, the most popular being John C Calhoun State Community College with 3,562 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,570. Marion Military Institute is the most expensive community school in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $6,000.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Alabama Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, 792 Students
$3,510 - -
Bevill State Community College
Jasper, 1,720 Students
$3,808 - -
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, 1,559 Students
$3,570 - -
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, 937 Students
$3,570 - -
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, 864 Students
$3,570 - -
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, 857 Students
$3,570 - -
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, 2,513 Students
$2,856 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Dothan, 1,983 Students
$3,570 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville
Hanceville, 2,703 Students
$2,856 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Selma
Selma, 907 Students
$3,570 - -
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Montgomery, 745 Students
$3,570 - -
J F Drake State Technical College
Huntsville, 455 Students
$3,570 - -
James H Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, 2,553 Students
$3,510 - -
Jefferson Davis Community College
Brewton, 548 Students
$3,510 - -
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, 2,799 Students
$3,570 - -
John C Calhoun State Community College
Tanner, 3,562 Students
$3,570 - -
Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus
Birmingham, 1,695 Students
$3,570 - -
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, 1,035 Students
$3,570 - -
Marion Military Institute
Marion, 421 Students
$6,000 - -
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, 1,202 Students
$3,570 - -