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Alabama Trade Schools

64 Colleges
14,752 Yearly Graduations
$37,513 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,657 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Alabama is ranked #21 in the country with 14,752 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,378 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,718 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,414 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
$5,655 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,034 students at Columbia Southern University in total, 14,364 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,554 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia Southern University is 4.4 years.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,329 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,455 Yearly Degrees
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,522 full-time undergraduates at Wallace State, Hanceville, and 4,985 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,010 Yearly Degrees
$4,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,160 full-time undergraduates at Calhoun Community College, and 9,315 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Calhoun Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Calhoun Community College is $24,000.

Public Public vs. Private
748 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%.

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
$5,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

3% of Bevill State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,848 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
$5,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 485 students at ISTC in total, 395 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

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

3% of GSCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,645 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#8

Coastal Alabama Community College

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

There are 7,535 students at Coastal Alabama Community College in total, 3,498 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 typical student loan amount 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.

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

There are 1,762 full-time undergraduates at Wallace, Dothan, and 4,478 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year.

Students who graduate from Wallace, Dothan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Northwest-Shoals Community College

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

There are 3,512 students at NW-SCC in total, 1,288 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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
$4,740 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.

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
$4,800 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.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#13

Jefferson State Community College

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

There are 2,488 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, and 8,711 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.

#14

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
373 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.

#15

Enterprise State Community College

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

The total student population at Enterprise State Community College is 1,804, which includes 993 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,039 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Enterprise-Ozark Community College is $27,000.

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

The total student population at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus is 3,375, which includes 1,648 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 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
$4,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,767 students at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in total, 866 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

4% of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,365 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is $22,600.

Public Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees
$4,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,042 students at Trenholm State in total, 914 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 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
$13,326 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 514 full-time undergraduates at Fortis Institute - Birmingham, and 514 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,517 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

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

There are 785 full-time undergraduates at CVCC, and 1,592 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

13% of CVCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from CVCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees

There are 342 full-time undergraduates at Fortis College - Montgomery (Atlanta Highway), and 342 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 36 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at Fortis College - Montgomery (Atlanta Highway) take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,914 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis College - Montgomery (Atlanta Highway) is $17,200.

#22

Fortis College

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

There are 434 students at Fortis College - Mobile in total, 434 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,203 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% 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
$4,500 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.

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

There are 9,601 undergraduates at USA, of which 8,065 are full-time, and there are 14,397 students altogether. It takes the average USA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from USA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Jacksonville State University

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

There are 9,021 students at Jacksonville State University in total, 7,749 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,942 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,016 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average 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 (Eastdale Circle) 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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