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64 Colleges
14,752 Yearly Graduations
$38,382 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,439 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 14,752 students received a trade school degree from a college in Alabama, making it rank #21 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,595 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,103 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,610 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,627 Yearly Degrees
$5,775 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,533 students at Columbia Southern University in total, 13,254 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,866 are full-time. It takes the average Columbia Southern University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,412 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Columbia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,455 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville is 4,763, which includes 2,349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Wallace State, Hanceville take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,999 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wallace State, Hanceville is $26,900.

Public Public vs. Private
1,010 Yearly Degrees
$4,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John C Calhoun State Community College is 8,278, which includes 2,558 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

26% of Calhoun Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,740 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% 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.

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

There are 2,019 full-time undergraduates at Southern Union State Community College, and 3,950 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at Southern Union State Community College 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 15.6% 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
711 Yearly Degrees
$5,214 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 970 full-time undergraduates at Bevill State Community College, and 3,204 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Bevill State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,435 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bevill State Community College is $23,300.

#6

Ingram State Technical College

Deatsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$5,472 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 249 full-time undergraduates at ISTC, and 399 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Public Public vs. Private
659 Yearly Degrees
$5,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,916 full-time undergraduates at GSCC, and 3,993 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at GSCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,896 a year.

Students who graduate from GSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Coastal Alabama Community College

Bay Minette, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
570 Yearly Degrees
$4,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,777 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Alabama Community College, and 6,653 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Coastal Alabama Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,083 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% 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.

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

The total student population at Wallace Community College, Dothan is 3,681, which includes 1,215 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

2% of Wallace, Dothan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,319 a year.

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

#10

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
545 Yearly Degrees
$4,831 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,360 students at NW-SCC in total, 1,081 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,257 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NW-SCC is $23,300.

#11

Bishop State Community College

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

The total student population at Bishop State Community College is 2,176, which includes 755 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bishop State Community College is $19,100.

#12

Northeast Alabama Community College

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

There are 2,530 students at Northeast in total, 969 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

15% of Northeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,364 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% 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.

#13

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$5,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,526 students at Jeff State in total, 2,451 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

29% of Jeff State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,266 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% 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.

#14

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
373 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,603 full-time undergraduates at Shelton State Community College, and 3,743 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

#15

Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
367 Yearly Degrees
$4,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Enterprise State Community College is 1,808, which includes 889 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,245 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Enterprise-Ozark Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus is 2,823, which includes 1,198 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LSCC - Birmingham Campus is $20,000.

#17

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

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

There are 758 full-time undergraduates at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, and 1,666 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

4% of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,130 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees
$4,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at H Councill Trenholm State Community College is 1,526, which includes 642 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 Trenholm State is $21,800.

#19

Fortis Institute - Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$13,649 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 551 full-time undergraduates at Fortis Institute - Birmingham, and 551 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Fortis Institute - Birmingham take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,447 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis Institute - Birmingham is $22,200.

#20

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$4,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,399 students at CVCC in total, 598 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

13% of CVCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,350 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%.

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

#21

Fortis College - Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees

There are 284 students at Fortis College - Montgomery in total, 284 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,989 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Fortis College

Mobile, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees

There are 399 full-time undergraduates at Fortis College - Mobile, and 399 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,242 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fortis College - Mobile with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 458 full-time undergraduates at WCCS, and 1,316 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,500 during the early-career years.

#24

University of South Alabama

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

The total student population at University of South Alabama is 14,224, of which 9,050 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,611 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at USA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,438 a year. USA has a 6.9% 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 USA is $31,500.

#25

Jacksonville State University

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

The total student population at Jacksonville State University is 9,238, of which 7,747 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,031 are full-time. For undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

63% of Jacksonville State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,367 a year. Jacksonville State University has a 8.8% 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 Jacksonville State University is $28,700.

Other Alabama Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Herzing University - Birmingham 141
28 University of Alabama at Birmingham 137
29 J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College 131
30 Ross Medical Education Center - Huntsville 129
31 Fortis College - Dothan 123
32 Reid State Technical College 87
33 Fortis College - Foley 86
34 Auburn University 80
35 Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville 77
36 Paul Mitchell the School Birmingham 61
37 New Beginning College of Cosmetology 52
38 Snead State Community College 50
39 South University, Montgomery 46
40 Samford University 35
41 University of West Alabama 34
42 Oakwood University 31
43 Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound 30
44 Troy University 29
45 The University of Alabama 28
45 Winonah’S-International-School-Of-Cosmetology 28
47 University Academy of Hair Design 22
47 Fortis College - Montgomery 22
49 Blue Cliff Career College 21
50 University of North Alabama 19
51 Spring Hill College 18
52 Auburn University at Montgomery 17
53 The Salon Professional Academy - Huntsville 16
54 Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology 15
55 Midfield Institute of Cosmetology 12
55 Tuskegee University 12
57 Brown Beauty Barber School 11
58 Selma University 10
58 Alabama State College of Barber Styling 10
60 Alabama State University 9
60 Birmingham Southern College 9
60 Alabama A & M University 9
63 University of Mobile 2
64 Huntingdon College 0

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