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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Alabama

12 Schools Ranked
$97,551 Avg Student Debt

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 can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school or bootcamp that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Alabama ranking. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in Alabama to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Alabama

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#1

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
$134,609 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named University of Alabama at Birmingham the best school in Alabama for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $134,609 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that UAB does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 58% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#2

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
$11,796 Average Tuition & Fees
$85,452 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Auburn University. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $85,452 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Auburn. During the 2019-2020 year, about 35% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
$21,227 Average Tuition & Fees
$104,424 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 20 schools in Alabama that were part of this year’s ranking, Samford University landed the # 3 spot on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $104,424 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Samford does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 53% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#4

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$11,470 Average Tuition & Fees
$54,130 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means The University of Alabama is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $54,130 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UA does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 71% took at least some of their classes online.

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#5

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
$8,156 Average Tuition & Fees
$85,230 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Alabama. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from USA accumulate an average of $85,230 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at USA. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 75% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#6

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
$11,588 Average Tuition & Fees
$46,567 Avg Student Debt

University of Alabama in Huntsville landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UAH accumulate an average of $46,567 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UAH, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 88% took at least some of their classes online.

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#7

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
$11,850 Average Tuition & Fees
$154,834 Avg Student Debt

Faulkner University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $154,834 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Faulkner. During the 2019-2020 year, about 69% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#8

Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama
$10,156 Average Tuition & Fees
$86,498 Avg Student Debt

Alabama State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Alabama State accumulate an average of $86,498 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Alabama State does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 91% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#9

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
$10,600 Average Tuition & Fees

Jacksonville State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Jacksonville State University does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 93% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#9

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
$8,506 Average Tuition & Fees
$41,814 Avg Student Debt

Troy University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $41,814 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at TROY. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 77% took at least some of their classes online.

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#11

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
$4,035 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #11, Columbia Southern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

If you are interested in distance education, Columbia Southern University is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#12

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama
$11,542 Average Tuition & Fees

Alabama A & M University landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since AAMU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 92% took at least some of their classes online.

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#12

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama
$23,398 Average Tuition & Fees
$256,947 Avg Student Debt

Tuskegee University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama ranking.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $256,947 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Tuskegee. In 2019-2020 about 0% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#14

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, Alabama
$56,961 Avg Student Debt

United States Sports Academy ranked #14 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from The Academy accumulate an average of $56,961 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Since the graduate programs at The Academy are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#15

Amridge University

Montgomery, Alabama
$13,000 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #15, Amridge University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Since the graduate programs at Amridge are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#16

South University, Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
$16,320 Average Tuition & Fees

South University, Montgomery landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at South University, Montgomery. During the 2019-2020 year, about 85% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#17

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama
$11,580 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Mobile landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

If you are interested in distance education, University of Mobile is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#17

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
$6,868 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #17, University of West Alabama did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at University of West Alabama. In fact, around 96% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#17

Huntsville Bible College

Huntsville, Alabama
$4,580 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #17, Huntsville Bible College did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Huntsville Bible College does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 23% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#17

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
$8,344 Average Tuition & Fees

Auburn University at Montgomery ranked #17 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

AUM does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In 2019-2020 about 77% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 20 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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