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2022 Best Education Schools in Alabama

19 Colleges
$41,938 Avg Salary
$33,479 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Education School for You

In 2019-2020, education students earned 4,903 degrees and certificates from an Alabama school, making the subject the 4th in the state.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Education Schools in Alabama ranking. This report analyzed 19 schools in Alabama to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best Education Schools in Alabama

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Education Schools

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our 2022 rankings named Auburn University the best school in Alabama for education students. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a very large student population.

Education majors at Auburn take out an average of $33,664 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $384.

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#2

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Birmingham Southern College. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Education Schools in Alabama list. BSC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Birmingham.

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#3

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Samford University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Education Schools in Alabama list. Samford is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Birmingham.

Education majors at Samford take out an average of $30,011 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $344, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Huntingdon College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Education Schools in Alabama list. Located in the midsize city of Montgomery, Huntingdon College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Huntingdon College accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Athens State University is a great place for education students. Located in the town of Athens, Athens State University is a public school with a small student population.

On average, education graduates from Athens State University take out $17,815 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $185.

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#6

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama ranked #6 on this year’s Best Education Schools in Alabama list. UA is a very large public school located in the city of Tuscaloosa.

While working on their degree, education majors at UA accumulate an average of around $31,150 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $351.

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#7

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

University of West Alabama came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Education Schools in Alabama ranking. University of West Alabama is a medium-sized public school located in the remote area of Livingston.

On average, education graduates from University of West Alabama take out $30,139 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $342.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked #8 on this year’s Best Education Schools in Alabama list. Located in the midsize city of Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, education graduates from UAB carry an average student debtload of $32,403. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $371, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Alabama did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for education students. It came in at #9 on the list. UNA is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Florence.

On average, education graduates from UNA take out $22,175 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $247.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Alabama in Huntsville did quite well on this year’s best schools for education students. UAH is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Huntsville.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at UAH take out is $25,354. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 9,071
West Virginia 1,743
Florida 10,788
Virginia 8,813
Arkansas 5,011
Mississippi 3,678
South Carolina 3,554
Louisiana 3,079
Kentucky 5,547
Georgia 9,354
Tennessee 5,435

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 102,079
Educational Administration 45,664
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42,436
Special Education 33,249
General Education 29,936
Curriculum & Instruction 18,195
Student Counseling 14,055
Instructional Media Design 7,710
Teaching English or French 5,744
Other Education 5,064
Educational Assessment 1,863
Teaching Assistants 1,819
Multilingual Education 1,692
Education Philosophy 715
International Education 380

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 205,726
Psychology 183,889
Communication & Journalism 121,387
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 56,273
History 32,905

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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