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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

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

#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.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $134,609 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UAB, 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 58% took at least some of their classes online.

Full University of Alabama at Birmingham Report

#2

Auburn University

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

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Auburn University 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 $85,452 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Auburn. In fact, around 35% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#3

Samford University

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

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Samford University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Alabama.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Samford accumulate an average of $104,424 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Samford does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 53% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#4

The University of Alabama

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

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at The University of Alabama helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Alabama.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UA accumulate an average of $54,130 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at UA. During the 2019-2020 year, about 71% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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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.

Online graduate courses are available at USA, 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 75% took at least some of their classes online.

Full University of South Alabama Report

#6

University of Alabama in Huntsville

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

University of Alabama in Huntsville did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $46,567 in loans while pursuing their degree.

UAH does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 88% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#7

Faulkner University

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

Faulkner University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama ranking.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Faulkner accumulate an average of $154,834 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Faulkner does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 69% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#8

Alabama State University

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

Alabama State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

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

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Alabama State does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 91% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#9

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
$10,600 Average Tuition & Fees

Jacksonville State University landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Jacksonville State University does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 93% took at least some of their classes online.

Full Jacksonville State University Report

#9

Troy University

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

Troy University landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

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

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at TROY. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 77% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#11

Columbia Southern University

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

Columbia Southern University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama list.

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

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#12

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama
$11,542 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #12, Alabama A & M University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Online graduate courses are available at AAMU, 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 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

With a ranking of #12, Tuskegee University did quite well on this year’s best schools 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 $256,947 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Tuskegee does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2019-2020 year, about 0% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#14

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, Alabama
$56,961 Avg Student Debt

United States Sports Academy came in at #14 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 $56,961 in student loans.

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.

Full United States Sports Academy Report

#15

Amridge University

Montgomery, Alabama
$13,000 Average Tuition & Fees

Amridge University landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Since the graduate programs at Amridge are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#16

South University, Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
$16,320 Average Tuition & Fees

South University, Montgomery did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list.

South University, Montgomery does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 85% took at least some of their classes online.

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#17

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama
$11,580 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Mobile did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list.

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

Full University of Mobile Report

#17

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
$6,868 Average Tuition & Fees

University of West Alabama did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list.

Online graduate courses are available at University of West Alabama, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. 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

Huntsville Bible College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list.

Huntsville Bible College does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 23% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#17

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
$8,344 Average Tuition & Fees

Auburn University at Montgomery came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Alabama ranking.

AUM does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. 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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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%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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