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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. Alabama colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,101 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,975 per year.

An estimated 47% of college students in Alabama take out loans, with the average 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 14,834 students at USA in total, 10,293 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,637 are full-time. It takes the average USA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 21,923, of which 13,836 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,042 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.

Roughly 55% of students at UAB take out loans to pay for college. 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 33,028 undergraduates at UA, of which 29,586 are full-time, and there are 38,390 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UA is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,657 a year. UA has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 9,736 students at UAH in total, 7,671 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,393 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Roughly 46% of students at UAH take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,298 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville is 5,057, which includes 2,576 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Wallace State, Hanceville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Coastal Alabama Community College

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

There are 7,419 students at Coastal Alabama Community College in total, 3,444 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Coastal Alabama Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coastal Alabama Community College is $23,800.

#7

Jacksonville State University

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

The total student population at Jacksonville State University is 8,479, of which 7,321 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,459 are full-time. It takes the average Jacksonville State University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 40% 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 4,736 students at GSCC in total, 2,299 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at GSCC take out loans to pay for college. 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 1,455 full-time undergraduates at Bevill State Community College, and 3,745 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.

Students who graduate from Bevill State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Troy University

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

The total student population at Troy University is 16,981, of which 13,452 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,161 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TROY is $30,400.

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

The total student population at Wallace Community College, Dothan is 4,610, which includes 1,795 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

#12

Auburn University

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

There are 30,440 students at Auburn in total, 24,628 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,460 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Auburn is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

32% of Auburn students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,275 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 3,535 undergraduates at Samford, of which 3,453 are full-time, and there are 5,619 students altogether. Samford has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

38% of Samford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,448 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Southern Union State Community College is 4,531, which includes 2,467 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Union State Community College is $25,300.

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 9,736, which includes 3,262 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 2,659 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, and 9,078 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Jeff State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 7,488, of which 6,153 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,023 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 37% 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close 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 4,350, which includes 1,973 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Students who graduate from Shelton State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Auburn University at Montgomery

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

There are 5,211 students at AUM in total, 4,632 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,554 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AUM is 5.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

55% of AUM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,639 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar 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 1,425 full-time undergraduates at Bishop State Community College, and 2,860 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Northwest-Shoals Community College

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

There are 1,358 full-time undergraduates at NW-SCC, and 3,539 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from NW-SCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Herzing University - Birmingham

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

The total student population at Herzing University - Birmingham is 571, of which 551 students are undergraduates and of those, 262 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 100% of students at Herzing University - Birmingham take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 2,883 students at Northeast in total, 1,159 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Northeast take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Northeast with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 712 full-time undergraduates at WCCS, and 1,475 students altogether. 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

There are 864 full-time undergraduates at CVCC, and 1,568 students altogether. 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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