# Alabama Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Alabama is ranked #25 in the country with 78,491 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Alabama is $9,820 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,786 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,489 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Alabama

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There are 29,923 full-time undergraduates at UA, and 38,563 students altogether. UA has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

43% of UA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,657 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 20,818 students at Columbia Southern University in total, 8,567 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Columbia Southern University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Roughly 59% of students at Columbia Southern University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,329 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia Southern University is $51,900.

The total student population at Auburn University is 29,776, of which 21,762 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Auburn is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

32% of Auburn students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,275 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 20,902, of which 9,677 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UAB, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

55% of UAB students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,004 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UAB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 9,491 full-time undergraduates at TROY, and 17,521 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at TROY take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,278 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TROY is $30,400.

The total student population at University of South Alabama is 15,569, of which 9,090 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

61% of USA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,983 a year. USA has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

There are 5,301 students at Wallace State Community College in total, 2,554 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

31% of Wallace State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,696 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

There are 9,861 students at Calhoun Community College in total, 3,307 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Calhoun Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,903 full-time undergraduates at UAH, and 9,101 students altogether. It takes the average UAH undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at UAH take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,298 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAH is $36,200.

There are 4,828 students at Southern Union State Community College in total, 2,486 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Southern Union State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,069 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Union State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 8,567 students at Jacksonville State University in total, 5,523 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Jacksonville State University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,016 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of North Alabama is 7,204, of which 5,141 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at UNA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,451 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNA is $28,600.

The total student population at Samford University is 5,509, of which 3,266 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Samford is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

38% of Samford students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,448 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Samford is $37,500.

There are 1,222 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 2,736 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

12% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at George C Wallace Community College-Dothan is 4,645, of which 1,929 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

3% of WALLACE DOTHAN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WALLACE DOTHAN is $21,400.

There are 1,843 full-time undergraduates at University of West Alabama, and 4,646 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of West Alabama, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 28%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

96% of University of West Alabama students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,077 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of West Alabama is $26,400.

There are 2,647 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, and 8,840 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

There are 4,968 students at Coastal Alabama Community College in total, 2,486 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,085 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Coastal Alabama Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,465 full-time undergraduates at GSCC, and 4,979 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,645 a year.

Students who graduate from GSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Bevill State Community College is 3,872, of which 1,583 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

3% of Bevill State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,848 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Northwest-Shoals Community College is 3,440, of which 1,436 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Northwest-Shoals Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,558 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northwest-Shoals Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,894 students at AUM in total, 3,239 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at AUM, the average graduation time is 5.2 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at AUM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,639 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AUM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,092 full-time undergraduates at Shelton State Community College, and 4,607 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shelton State Community College is $22,700.

There are 3,233 students at Bishop State Community College in total, 1,557 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Bishop State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,714 full-time undergraduates at AAMU, and 6,001 students altogether. It takes the average AAMU undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at AAMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,427 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AAMU is $25,200.

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