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Alabama Nursing Colleges

41 Colleges
8,373 Yearly Graduations
$36,403 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,234 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Alabama is ranked #18 in the country with 8,373 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,101 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,975 a year.

About 47% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,059 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,250 Yearly Degrees
$8,396 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,601 undergraduates at USA, of which 8,065 are full-time, and there are 14,397 students altogether. For undergraduates at USA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,983 a year. USA has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,056 Yearly Degrees
$8,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,080 students at UAB in total, 13,836 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,315 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,004 a year. UAB has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAB is $35,100.

#3

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
514 Yearly Degrees
$10,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,795 undergraduates at UA, of which 29,135 are full-time, and there are 38,100 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

43% of UA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,657 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
373 Yearly Degrees
$11,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,989 undergraduates at UAH, of which 6,749 are full-time, and there are 9,988 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAH is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at UAH take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,298 a year. UAH has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,985 students at Wallace State, Hanceville in total, 2,522 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Wallace State, Hanceville take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,696 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Coastal Alabama Community College

Bay Minette, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
351 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,498 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Alabama Community College, and 7,535 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,085 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Coastal Alabama Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$11,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,749 undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, of which 5,942 are full-time, and there are 9,021 students altogether. It takes the average Jacksonville State University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Jacksonville State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,016 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jacksonville State University is $28,700.

Public Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,599 students at GSCC in total, 2,233 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,645 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GSCC is $21,200.

Public Public vs. Private
309 Yearly Degrees
$5,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,351 full-time undergraduates at Bevill State Community College, and 3,787 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Bevill State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,848 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

#10

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$8,908 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,995 undergraduates at TROY, of which 8,741 are full-time, and there are 16,436 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TROY is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at TROY take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,278 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TROY with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,478 students at Wallace, Dothan in total, 1,762 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

3% of Wallace, Dothan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,802 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wallace, Dothan is $21,400.

#12

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$11,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Auburn University is 30,460, of which 24,594 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,527 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Auburn. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,275 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#13

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
220 Yearly Degrees
$32,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Samford University is 5,692, of which 3,591 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,509 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

38% of Samford students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,448 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Samford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,496 full-time undergraduates at Southern Union State Community College, and 4,655 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,069 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Union State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$4,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John C Calhoun State Community College is 9,315, which includes 3,160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

27% of Calhoun Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Calhoun Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,711 students at Jeff State in total, 2,488 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at Jeff State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#17

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
185 Yearly Degrees
$10,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Alabama is 7,702, of which 6,050 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,901 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNA is 4.8 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,451 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$4,541 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shelton State Community College is 4,201, which includes 2,075 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shelton State Community College is $22,700.

#19

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees
$8,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Auburn University at Montgomery is 5,188, of which 4,523 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,505 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

55% of AUM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,639 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AUM is $30,100.

#20

Bishop State Community College

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,846 students at Bishop State Community College in total, 1,363 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Students who graduate from Bishop State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$4,771 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,288 full-time undergraduates at NW-SCC, and 3,512 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at NW-SCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,558 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

#22

Herzing University - Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$14,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 571 undergraduates at Herzing University - Birmingham, of which 254 are full-time, and there are 586 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

100% of Herzing University - Birmingham students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,953 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Herzing University - Birmingham is $27,900.

#23

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,176 full-time undergraduates at Northeast, and 2,981 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

12% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast is $23,600.

Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wallace Community College, Selma is 1,529, which includes 617 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCCS is $19,500.

#25

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chattahoochee Valley Community College is 1,592, which includes 785 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at CVCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,266 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CVCC is $22,300.

Other Alabama Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Lurleen B Wallace Community College 70
27 Central Alabama Community College 69
28 Snead State Community College 61
28 J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College 61
30 Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus 57
31 University of Mobile 54
32 University of West Alabama 51
33 Reid State Technical College 43
34 Fortis College - Montgomery (Eastdale Circle) 39
35 H Councill Trenholm State Community College 27
36 Tuskegee University 24
37 Spring Hill College 22
38 Oakwood University 21
39 South University, Montgomery 18
40 Selma University 10
40 Judson College 10

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