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Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Alabama but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Alabama for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Alabama list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Alabama tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Alabama are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Alabama? Leading the colleges list is Huntsville Bible College in Huntsville with an out of state total cost of $11,860.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Alabama's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$25,220
Out of State Total Cost
21) Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
31 59
$26,418
Out of State Total Cost
22) Alabama State University
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
34 68
$27,860
Out of State Total Cost
23) Oakwood University
Huntsville, Private Not For Profit
39 32
$28,856
Out of State Total Cost
24) Alabama A & M University
Normal, Public Not For Profit
12 -
$29,422
Out of State Total Cost
25) Judson College
Marion, Private Not For Profit
- -
$30,170
Out of State Total Cost
26) Faulkner University
Montgomery, Private Not For Profit
52 62
$31,914
Out of State Total Cost
27) University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Public Not For Profit
66 78
$33,184
Out of State Total Cost
28) University of Alabama at Huntsville
Huntsville, Public Not For Profit
57 76
$33,476
Out of State Total Cost
29) Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Private Not For Profit
53 46
$33,610
Out of State Total Cost
30) University of Mobile
Mobile, Private Not For Profit
50 62
$35,080
Out of State Total Cost
31) University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Public Not For Profit
54 70
$36,200
Out of State Total Cost
32) Huntingdon College
Montgomery, Private Not For Profit
54 64
$41,770
Out of State Total Cost
33) Samford University
Birmingham, Private Not For Profit
59 54
$42,624
Out of State Total Cost
34) The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Public Not For Profit
82 77
$44,172
Out of State Total Cost
35) Auburn University
Auburn University, Public Not For Profit
63 70
$49,414
Out of State Total Cost
36) Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, Private Not For Profit
78 71
$52,154
Out of State Total Cost
37) Spring Hill College
Mobile, Private Not For Profit
76 71