Colleges in Alabama: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Alabama Colleges Summary

Alabama has more than 70 college and adult education institutions, with more than 250,000 students. Just under 6% of the Alabama's population attends one of these schools. The average SAT score for those students who attend schools requiring such scores is about 960 out of 1600.

More than 50% of the colleges and adult education institutions in Alabama are public, making it one of only eight states in the U.S. that can claim that high a percentage. Correspondingly, Alabama ranks highly in terms of the percentage of students who attend public schools, with just under 90% of the student enrollment.

Southeastern Bible College is notable because of the high SAT scores required to get admission. Three quarters of admitted students have an average SAT score of at least 1380. There are several very large colleges in Alabama, including the University of Alabama without more than 30,000 students, Auburn University with about 25,000 students, and Troy University with about 17,000 students.

The offices of the Alabama Department of Education can be reached by mail at the following address:
Gordon Persons Office Building
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104-3833

The DOE web site can be found at http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp.

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Colleges and Universities in Alabama

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Alabama A & M University Normal 5,706   No
Alabama Southern Community College Monroeville 1,244   Yes
Alabama State College of Barber Styling Birmingham 18   Yes
Alabama State University Montgomery 5,608 2,097 No V: 340-440
M: 340-420
Amridge University Montgomery 720   Yes
Athens State University Athens 3,072   No
Auburn University Main Campus Auburn University 24,137 2,780 No V: 520-620
M: 550-650
W: 520-620
Auburn University Montgomery Montgomery 5,138 673 No
Bevill State Community College Sumiton 3,986 340 Yes
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham 1,389 1,420 No V: 520-640
M: 510-630
Bishop State Community College Mobile 2,811   Yes
Central Alabama Community College Alexander City 2,177   Yes
Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City 1,929   Yes
Concordia College Selma Selma 555 315 Yes
Enterprise Ozark Community College Enterprise 2,189   Yes
Faulkner University Montgomery 2,918 612 No V: 410-550
M: 380-510
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden 5,514 110 Yes
George C Wallace Community College Dothan Dothan 3,707   Yes
George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville Hanceville 5,247 184 Yes
George C Wallace State Community College Selma Selma 1,781   Yes
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery 1,340   Yes
Heritage Christian University Florence 90 32 Yes
Huntingdon College Montgomery 954 518 No V: 430-560
M: 450-540
Huntsville Bible College Huntsville 49   Yes
J F Drake State Technical College Huntsville 694   Yes
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville 9,077 1,621 No V: 385-500
M: 380-490
James H Faulkner State Community College Bay Minette 3,612 320 Yes
Jefferson Davis Community College Brewton 1,257 128 Yes
Jefferson State Community College Birmingham 7,944   Yes
John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner 9,117   Yes
Judson College Marion 311 249 No V: 450-720
M: 470-630
W: 430-640
Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus Birmingham 3,320 110 Yes
Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia 1,592   Yes
Marion Military Institute Marion 397 500 No V: 460-600
M: 470-620
Miles College Fairfield 1,210 715 Yes
Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville 2,513   Yes
Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals 3,678 76 Yes
Oakwood University Huntsville 1,824 1,260 No V: 410-530
M: 380-500
Prince Institute of Professional Studies Montgomery 59   Yes
Reid State Technical College Evergreen 584   Yes
Samford University Birmingham 4,485 1,860 No V: 510-630
M: 500-610
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa 5,323   Yes
Snead State Community College Boaz 2,157 84 Yes
Southeastern Bible College Birmingham 220 98 No
Southeastern School of Cosmetology Birmingham 97   Yes
Southern Union State Community College Wadley 4,936 460 Yes
Spring Hill College Mobile 1,538 1,010 No V: 500-600
M: 470-610
W: 490-590
Stillman College Tuscaloosa 915 1,048 No V: 383-488
M: 380-480
Talladega College Talladega 350 600 Yes
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 25,544 7,018 No V: 490-600
M: 490-610
Troy University Troy 28,955 1,847 No
Tuskegee University Tuskegee 2,936 2,040 No V: 380-500
M: 380-490
W: 380-500
United States Sports Academy Daphne 522   No
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham 16,246 2,075 No V: 520-620
M: 520-640
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville 7,264 1,215 No V: 480-620
M: 500-630
University of Mobile Mobile 1,541 559 No V: 500-700
M: 450-650
W: 500-700
University of Montevallo Montevallo 2,949 1,252 No
University of South Alabama Mobile 13,779 4,436 No
University of West Alabama Livingston 4,011 833 No V: 350-780
M: 240-530
W: 390-520
Virginia College Birmingham Birmingham 3,826   No
Virginia College Huntsville Huntsville 861   No
Virginia College Mobile Mobile 188   Yes
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