2018 Best Online Colleges in Alabama

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The following is a list of the 13 best colleges in Alabama in 2018 based on their affordability and academic strength. University of Alabama in Huntsville ranks #1 with an low annual tuition of $11,190 and an academic strength of 75%. This school offers 27 bachelor’s degrees, including an RN to BSN program, and 12 master’s degrees. University of Alabama ranks second, offering an annual tuition of $10,650 and an academic strength of 68%. Nine out of the 13 schools on the list offer affordable annual tuitions of under $15,000.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 University of Alabama in Huntsville Annual Tuition $11,190 Academic Strength 75%
#2 #2 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,650 Academic Strength 68%
#3 #3 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Academic Strength 61%
#4 #4 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $10,770 Academic Strength 62%
#5 #5 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $9,750 Academic Strength 59%
#6 #6 Auburn University Annual Tuition $14,580 Academic Strength 73%
#7 #7 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $10,920 Academic Strength 62%
#8 #8 Faulkner University Annual Tuition $11,100 Academic Strength 59%
#9 #9 University of South Alabama Annual Tuition $12,360 Academic Strength 62%
#10 #10 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $17,553 Academic Strength 73%
#11 #11 Judson College Annual Tuition $18,376 Academic Strength 66%
#12 #12 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $17,370 Academic Strength 59%
#13 #13 Samford University Annual Tuition $31,900 Academic Strength 69%
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2018 Online Colleges in Alabama Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,190
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Huntsville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Tuscaloosa

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (34)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Troy

Online Associate Degrees (14)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (30)

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Online Master's Degrees (41)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (13)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,770
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Jacksonville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • Locations: Livingston

Online Bachelor's Degrees (19)

Online Master's Degrees (29)

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Online Certificate Programs (25)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,580
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • Locations: Auburn

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (46)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (28)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Montgomery

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,360
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Mobile

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (29)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (25)

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Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,553
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • Locations: Birmingham

Online Bachelor's Degrees (20)

Online Master's Degrees (61)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (13)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,370
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • Locations: Florence

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

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Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $31,900
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Birmingham
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Alabama (31)

Alabama students commonly pursue careers in the STEM disciplines. Aerospace engineering and nuclear technologies are popular degrees and are pursued more often in Alabama than students in other states. Online schools based in Alabama offer degrees in subjects such as business, criminal justice, computer science, education, healthcare management, and more. Auburn University offers a number of master's degree programs, including one in aerospace engineering, for $14,580 per year. University of South Alabama offers an extraordinary number of online degrees in nursing, including two bachelor's degrees, 16 master's degrees and 25 doctoral degrees, for a total of 43 different nursing degrees. Columbia Southern University is the most economical college in the state, with a low tuition of only $6,600 a year.

At a Glance:

  • The most affordable school on the list is University of West Alabama with an annual tuition rate of $9,750.
  • Twelve out of the 31 schools listed cost under $20,000 annually.
  • Undergraduate students who are residents of Alabama can apply for the Alabama Student Grant Program for financial assistance.
  • Students pursuing degrees to become secondary math and science teachers can apply for the Alabama Math and Science Teacher Education Program (AMSTEP).

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