Public Colleges in Alabama

The 2023 Directory of Alabama Public Colleges and Costs

Alabama Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Alabama was $9,397 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $183 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,214 and represents a 1.99% annual increase. The list of Alabama public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Alabama and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 38 public 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. University of Montevallo is the most expensive public school in Alabama with an in-state tuition of $12,090.

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
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
Bishop State Community College

Mobile, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Central Alabama Community College

Alexander City, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama

$3,192 NA NA
Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, Alabama

$3,690 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
George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville

Hanceville, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
George C Wallace State Community College Selma

Selma, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

Montgomery, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
J F Drake State Technical College

Huntsville, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

$9,720 35 25
James H Faulkner State Community College

Bay Minette, Alabama

$3,990 NA NA
Jefferson Davis Community College

Brewton, Alabama

$3,510 NA NA
Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama

$3,690 NA NA