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
John C Calhoun State Community College
Tanner, 3,262 Students
$3,870 - -
Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus
Birmingham, 1,645 Students
$3,870 - -
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, 880 Students
$3,870 - -
Marion Military Institute
Marion, 391 Students
$6,000 - -
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, 1,159 Students
$3,870 - -
Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals, 1,358 Students
$3,870 - -
Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, 148 Students
$3,870 - -
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, 1,973 Students
$3,870 - -
Snead State Community College
Boaz, 1,236 Students
$3,870 - -
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, 2,467 Students
$3,870 - -
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, 33,038 Students
$10,780 79 74
Troy University
Troy, 10,305 Students
$7,800 26 54
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, 14,220 Students
$8,568 46 63
University of Alabama at Huntsville
Huntsville, 7,125 Students
$9,730 54 73
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, 2,202 Students
$12,090 65 75
University of North Alabama
Florence, 5,298 Students
$8,310 43 72
University of South Alabama
Mobile, 12,323 Students
$7,896 45 71
University of West Alabama
Livingston, 4,755 Students
$8,450 45 70