Alabama Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

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 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 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

$13,203 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 54 94
#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

$20,062 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

$23,520 NA NA
#14 Talladega College

Talladega, Private Not For Profit

$24,288 NA NA
#15 Herzing University Birmingham

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#16 Troy University

Troy, Public Not For Profit

$24,812 30 17
#17 University of South Alabama

Mobile, Public Not For Profit

$25,392 44 41
#18 Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$26,472 28 9
#19 Alabama State University

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$27,046 15 1
#20 University of West Alabama

Livingston, Public Not For Profit

$28,800 29 4
#21 Alabama A & M University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$29,474 11 NA
#22 University of North Alabama

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$29,550 34 15
#23 Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Public Not For Profit

$30,044 37 36
#24 Judson College

Marion, Private Not For Profit

$30,790 44 73
#25 Oakwood University

Huntsville, Private Not For Profit

$30,864 32 7
#26 Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$31,900 63 46
#27 Faulkner University

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$32,035 36 18
#28 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Public Not For Profit

$33,907 60 66
#29 Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Private Not For Profit

$34,270 42 1
#30 University of Mobile

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$35,360 47 34
#31 University of Alabama at Huntsville

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$36,038 55 78
#32 University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Public Not For Profit

$37,558 51 58
#33 Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$37,650 41 22
#34 Samford University

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$44,830 73 67
#35 The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Public Not For Profit

$44,886 61 77
#36 Auburn University

Auburn University, Public Not For Profit

$45,924 64 47
#37 Spring Hill College

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$55,800 55 77