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2021 Best General Education Schools in Alabama

7 Colleges
$58,000 Avg Salary
$36,422 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

General Education is the #108 most popular major in Alabama with 83 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best General Education Schools in Alabama to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 7 schools in Alabama to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Alabama

The colleges and universities below are the best for education majors pursuing a .

Top Alabama Schools in Education

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our 2021 rankings named Auburn University the best school in Alabama for general education students. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, education graduates from Auburn carry an average student debtload of $40,585. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $473.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Alabama at Birmingham. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Alabama list. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, education graduates from UAB take out $47,353 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $552, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Montevallo is a great place for general education students. University of Montevallo is a small public school located in the large suburb of Montevallo.

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#4

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Jacksonville State University is a great place for general education students. Located in the suburb of Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Jacksonville State University accumulate an average of around $41,000 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $478.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of North Alabama is a great place for general education students. UNA is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Florence.

Education majors at UNA take out an average of $16,750 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $195.

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#6

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Alabama ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Montgomery, Alabama State is a public college with a small student population.

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#7

Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Alabama ranking. Located in the remote town of Troy, TROY is a public college with a large student population.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
Virginia 999
North Carolina 241
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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