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Alabama Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Alabama?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Alabama was $8,884 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $855 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,029 and represents a 10.65% 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 33,038 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.

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 A & M University
Normal, 5,492 Students
$8,610 12 -
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, 539 Students
$3,510 - -
Alabama State University
Montgomery, 3,934 Students
$8,328 7 -
Auburn University
Auburn University, 25,806 Students
$9,624 68 66
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, 3,775 Students
$7,536 21 28
Bevill State Community College
Jasper, 1,455 Students
$4,128 - -
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, 1,425 Students
$3,870 - -
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, 742 Students
$3,870 - -
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, 864 Students
$3,870 - -
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, 899 Students
$3,870 - -
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, 2,299 Students
$3,096 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Dothan, 1,795 Students
$3,870 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville
Hanceville, 2,576 Students
$3,870 - -
George C Wallace State Community College Selma
Selma, 712 Students
$3,870 - -
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Montgomery, 840 Students
$3,870 - -
J F Drake State Technical College
Huntsville, 312 Students
$3,870 - -
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, 5,707 Students
$7,776 54 78
James H Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, 3,444 Students
$3,870 - -
Jefferson Davis Community College
Brewton, 462 Students
$3,510 - -
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, 2,659 Students
$3,870 - -