Community Colleges in Alabama

The 2022 Directory of Alabama Community Colleges and Costs

Alabama Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Alabama was $6,262 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $688 from the 2019-2020 average of $5,574 and represents a 12.34% 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 James H Faulkner State Community College with 2,777 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,990. 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.

<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 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Alabama Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

$3,990 NA NA
Reid State Technical College

Evergreen, Alabama

$3,990 NA NA
Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

$3,990 NA NA
Snead State Community College

Boaz, Alabama

$4,256 NA NA
Southern Union State Community College

Wadley, Alabama

$3,990 NA NA