2021 Best General Education Schools in Alabama
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.
2021 Best General Education Schools in Alabama
Top Alabama Schools in Education
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region
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General Education Related Rankings by Major
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|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||43,516|
|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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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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