Alabama Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Alabama by Out of State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Alabama are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Alabama? Leading the colleges list is Huntsville Bible College in Huntsville with an out of state tuition of $4,270.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Huntsville Bible College

Huntsville, Private Not For Profit

$4,270 NA NA
#2 Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Private For Profit

$5,520 NA NA
#3 Amridge University

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$6,000 NA NA
#4 Selma University

Selma, Private Not For Profit

$7,200 NA NA
#5 Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, Private Not For Profit

$9,548 NA NA
#6 Concordia College Selma

Selma, Private Not For Profit

$9,920 NA NA
#7 Heritage Christian University

Florence, Private Not For Profit

$10,152 54 94
#8 University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$10,560 NA NA
#9 Miles College

Fairfield, Private Not For Profit

$11,164 NA NA
#10 Brown Mackie College Birmingham

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$11,772 NA NA
#11 Talladega College

Talladega, Private Not For Profit

$12,130 NA NA
#12 Southeastern Bible College

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$12,150 NA NA
#13 Herzing University Birmingham

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$13,320 NA NA
#14 Virginia College Birmingham

Birmingham, Private For Profit

$14,382 NA NA
#15 Virginia College Huntsville

Huntsville, Private For Profit

$14,382 NA NA
#16 Troy University

Troy, Public Not For Profit

$15,600 30 17
#17 University of South Alabama

Mobile, Public Not For Profit

$15,792 44 41
#18 Alabama State University

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$16,656 15 1
#19 Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$16,990 63 46
#20 Alabama A & M University

Normal, Public Not For Profit

$17,220 11 NA
#21 Judson College

Marion, Private Not For Profit

$17,240 44 73
#22 Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$17,424 28 9
#23 University of West Alabama

Livingston, Public Not For Profit

$18,200 29 4
#24 Oakwood University

Huntsville, Private Not For Profit

$18,974 32 7
#25 University of North Alabama

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$19,200 34 15
#26 Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Public Not For Profit

$19,440 37 36
#27 Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Private Not For Profit

$19,594 42 1
#28 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Public Not For Profit

$20,400 60 66
#29 Faulkner University

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$20,480 36 18
#30 University of Alabama at Huntsville

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$22,126 55 78
#31 University of Mobile

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$22,250 47 34
#32 University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Public Not For Profit

$25,110 51 58
#33 Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Private Not For Profit

$25,900 41 22
#34 Auburn University

Auburn University, Public Not For Profit

$29,448 64 47
#35 The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Public Not For Profit

$30,250 61 77
#36 Samford University

Birmingham, Private Not For Profit

$32,000 73 67
#37 Spring Hill College

Mobile, Private Not For Profit

$38,190 55 77