2019 Best Online Colleges in Alabama

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The following list highlights the best colleges offering online degrees in Alabama. The most affordable school on the list with an annual tuition of $8,310 is University of North Alabama, offering various degrees in subjects such as history, political science, sociology, and more. University of Alabama in Huntsville is ranked #1 and has the highest median salary of $90,300. For $11,640 each year, students can pursue degrees including a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and more.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Alabama, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 University of Alabama in Huntsville $11,640 $90,300
#2 #2 University of Alabama $10,920 $85,400
#3 #3 University of South Alabama $12,990 $74,900
#4 #4 University of Alabama at Birmingham $13,230 $74,900
#5 #5 Troy University $10,140 $73,200
#6 #6 Athens State University $8,990 $68,600
#7 #7 Auburn University at Montgomery $10,350 $68,100
#8 #8 University of North Alabama $8,310 $65,700
#9 #9 University of West Alabama $9,750 $61,000
#10 #10 Faulkner University $11,470 $57,500
#11 #11 Amridge University $12,000 $56,300
#12 #12 Judson College $15,840 $52,400
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

2019 Online Colleges in Alabama Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,640
  • Median Salary: $90,300
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of majors to Alabama students who are looking for affordable and rigorous online learning. They offer a B.A. or B.S. in 3 degrees: Professional Studies, Leadership Strategies and Dynamics, and Organizational Studies. Their graduate degrees include elementary education, aerospace systems engineering, autism spectrum disorder, and cybersecurity. 

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • Median Salary: $85,400
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Tuscaloosa
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The University of Alabama offers online undergraduate degrees in criminology and criminal justice, commerce and business administration, mechanical engineering, and interdisciplinary studies to name a few. Their Human Environmental Sciences program has a number of degrees offered, including Bachelor of Science degrees in Consumer Affairs, Hospitality Management, Consumer Quality Management, Interactive Technology, and Food and Nutrition. Graduate students can apply to degree programs such as population health sciences, educational leadership, human performance, rehabilitation counseling, and many more. 

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,990
  • Median Salary: $74,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Mobile
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The University of South Alabama in Mobile has three online undergraduate degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a B.S.N. in Nursing. Their online Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) has a number of specializations to choose from including Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Educational Media, and Special Education. Most of these graduate courses require that the applicant has a G.P.A. of 2.75 or better, though some exceptions are made.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,230
  • Median Salary: $74,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham has four options for students who are looking to take courses online. These include online classes that are mostly online but may meet rarely on campus; 100% fully online courses; distance accessible online courses with some required meetings on campus; and blended, which offers at least half of the content online and the remaining content on campus. They offer bachelor degrees in healthcare management, human resource distribution, information systems, and more. Master degree programs include school psychometry, instructional design and development, engineering, and healthcare simulation.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • Median Salary: $73,200
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Troy
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Currently, Troy University offers online undergraduate programs in sports management, resource and technology management, occupational education, and psychology. Their online political science degree has specializations in American politics, public administration, and international politics. Their online Master in Public Administration degree (M.P.A.) has five specializations, including Public Health Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Human Resource Management, and National Security Affairs. Distance learners participate in online discussions, have opportunities to collaborate virtually, and take online assessments, receiving one-on-one attention from instructors with real-world experience. 

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,990
  • Median Salary: $68,600
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Athens
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Athens State University aims to be a friendly, affordable, and convenient choice for students. It offers a number of degree program options, minors, and certificate programs that can be completed 100% online. Students can pursue online undergraduate degrees such as a B.A. in Religion, B.S in Management, and more. Online graduate programs include a M.A. in Religious Studies and a M.S. in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Median Salary: $68,100
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Montgomery
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Auburn University at Montgomery has a number of degrees for students looking to complete their coursework online. They offer Master of Science degrees in Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, and Nursing (MSN). Their College of Education program has a number of graduate degrees, including an E.S. in Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Instructional Leadership. AUM's online programs can be accessed whenever and wherever students are.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

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Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,310
  • Median Salary: $65,700
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Florence
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The University of North Alabama offers eight online undergraduate programs, including Spanish, interdisciplinary studies, criminal justice, and business administration. Their graduate programs are wide-ranging, including geospatial science, family studies, and professional studies. They have three education specialist degrees: teacher leader, instructional leadership, and elementary education. Online students pay in-state tuition, which is a great deal for students looking for affordable remote courses. 

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • Median Salary: $61,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Livingston
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The University of West Alabama offers convenient and comprehensive online courses in a number of bachelor's and master's degrees. Some of their program offerings include a B.S. in Public Safety, Technology, and Special Education, and a B.A./B.S. in Integrated Marketing Community, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Their master's programs include guidance and counseling, physical education, conservation biology, adult continuing education, and more. 

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,470
  • Median Salary: $57,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Montgomery, Hoover, Huntsville
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Faulkner University is a dedicated Christian university that offers online undergraduate programs in sports psychology, criminal justice, human resource management, and general/clinical psychology. They also have Master of Arts degrees in Christian Counseling and Family Ministry, Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and Justice Administration. Faulkner has two online Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Humanities and Biblical Studies. Currently, there is no fee to apply at Faulkner University, making them a great option for online students to consider.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Median Salary: $56,300
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Montgomery
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Online Associate Degrees (8)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (12)

Online Doctoral Degrees (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,840
  • Median Salary: $52,400
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Marion
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Judson College offers a number of distance learning majors, including business administration, elementary education, religious studies, and English. Minors include psychology, political science, ministry skills, and religious studies. Their online criminal justice programs offer both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. Their online interdisciplinary studies major requires a minimum of 36 hours and 12 hours in at least two disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach is great for students who are interested in two different majors and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75.

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