Alabama Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 Selma University in Selma with an out of state total cost of $9,380.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Alabama's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Selma University

Selma, Private Not For Profit

$9,380 NA NA
#2 Huntsville Bible College

Huntsville, Private Not For Profit

$11,860 NA NA
#3 Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Private For Profit

$13,573 NA NA
#4 Amridge University

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$17,450 NA NA
#5 Concordia College Selma

Selma, Private Not For Profit

$17,620 NA NA
#6 Heritage Christian University

Florence, Private Not For Profit

$18,277 NA NA
#7 University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$18,390 NA NA
#8 Southeastern Bible College

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$18,575 NA NA
#9 Brown Mackie College Birmingham

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$19,638 NA NA
#10 Miles College

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$20,312 NA NA
#11 Virginia College Birmingham

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#12 Virginia College Huntsville

Huntsville, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#13 Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$23,410 NA NA
#14 Talladega College

Talladega, Private Not For Profit

$24,000 NA NA
#15 Troy University

Troy, Public Not For Profit

$24,912 31 17
#16 University of South Alabama

Mobile, Public Not For Profit

$25,392 45 38
#17 Herzing University Birmingham

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#18 Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$27,000 27 10
#19 Alabama State University

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$27,046 17 2
#20 University of West Alabama

Livingston, Public Not For Profit

$28,816 21 1
#21 Alabama A & M University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$29,474 12 NA
#22 University of North Alabama

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$29,686 NA NA
#23 Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Public Not For Profit

$30,146 31 18
#24 Oakwood University

Huntsville, Private Not For Profit

$30,564 NA NA
#25 Judson College

Marion, Private Not For Profit

$31,360 61 82
#26 Faulkner University

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$32,890 37 24
#27 Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$33,060 64 61
#28 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Public Not For Profit

$33,907 58 69
#29 Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Private Not For Profit

$34,270 47 1
#30 University of Mobile

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$35,996 NA NA
#31 University of Alabama at Huntsville

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$36,586 53 65
#32 University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Public Not For Profit

$37,560 51 50
#33 Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$38,350 42 21
#34 The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Public Not For Profit

$45,900 60 73
#35 Samford University

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$46,458 72 66
#36 Auburn University

Auburn University, Public Not For Profit

$46,934 60 35
#37 Spring Hill College

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$57,680 54 71