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#23 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
31 Colleges
17,200 Yearly Graduations
$40,302 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, 17,200 students received a graduate degree in Alabama, making it rank #23 in the nation in terms of graduations. Graduate students from Alabama can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $10,076 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $14,949. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
2,967 Yearly Degrees
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UAB handed out 2,967 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Alabama at Birmingham

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,100 $19,188
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $450 $1,066

#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
2,186 Yearly Degrees
$10,780 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UA handed out 2,186 graduate degrees. This makes it the #2 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The University of Alabama

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,780 $30,250
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $615 $1,550

#3

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
2,149 Yearly Degrees
$9,828 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Auburn University was ranked the #3 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,149 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Auburn University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,828 $29,484
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,676 $1,676
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $546 $1,638

#4

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,067 Yearly Degrees
$3,780 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 31 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Columbia Southern University ranked #4 in terms of popularity with 2,067 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Columbia Southern University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,780 $3,780
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $135 $135

#5

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,559 Yearly Degrees
$7,956 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, USA handed out 1,559 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of South Alabama

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,956 $15,912
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $200 $200
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $442 $884

#6

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
1,170 Yearly Degrees
$7,650 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Troy University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,170 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Troy University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,650 $15,300
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $856 $856
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $425 $850

#7

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
999 Yearly Degrees
$6,678 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, University of West Alabama handed out 999 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of West Alabama

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,678 $13,356
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $190 $190
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $371 $742

#8

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
718 Yearly Degrees
$17,754 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 31 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Samford ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 718 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Samford University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,754 $17,754
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $610 $610
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $862 $862

#9

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
640 Yearly Degrees
$10,632 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Alabama in Huntsville was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 640 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Alabama in Huntsville

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,632 $24,430
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $826 $826
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $662 $1,509

#10

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
493 Yearly Degrees
$6,660 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of North Alabama was ranked the #10 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 493 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of North Alabama

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,660 $13,320
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $540 $540
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $370 $740

#11

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees
$9,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Jacksonville State University handed out 405 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Jacksonville State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,600 $19,200
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,000 $1,000
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $400 $800

#12

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees
$10,080 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Faulkner handed out 279 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #12 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Faulkner University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,080 $10,080
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,450 $1,450
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $560 $560

#13

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
250 Yearly Degrees
$10,128 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 31 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, AAMU ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 250 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Alabama A & M University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,128 $20,160
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,414 $1,414
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $422 $840

#14

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$7,362 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

AUM handed out 211 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #14 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Auburn University at Montgomery

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,362 $16,542
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $766 $766
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $409 $919

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees

In 2019, ACOM handed out 159 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category.

#16

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$19,594 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Tuskegee handed out 157 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Tuskegee University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,594 $19,594
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,020 $3,020
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,188 $1,188

#17

Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
153 Yearly Degrees
$7,416 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Alabama State handed out 153 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Alabama State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,416 $14,832
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,740 $2,740
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $412 $824

#18

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$10,512 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Montevallo was ranked the #18 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 136 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Montevallo

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,512 $22,464
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,404 $1,404
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $438 $936

#19

Strayer University - Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
87 Yearly Degrees
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Strayer University - Alabama handed out 87 graduate degrees. This makes it the #19 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Strayer University - Alabama

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,940 $14,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $195 $195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $553 $553

#20

Amridge University

Montgomery, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Amridge University was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 86 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Amridge University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,700 $11,700
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,300 $1,300
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $750 $750

#21

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$8,880 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, University of Mobile handed out 75 graduate degrees. This makes it the #21 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Mobile

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,880 $8,880
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $320 $320
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $481 $481

#22

Athens State University

Athens, Alabama
Public Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$6,936 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Athens State University was ranked the #22 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 63 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Athens State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,936 $12,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,224 $1,224
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $289 $500

#23

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$19,440 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

The Academy handed out 56 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #23 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for United States Sports Academy

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,440 $19,440
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $720 $720

#24

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$13,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Oakwood University was ranked the #24 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 40 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Oakwood University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,680 $13,680
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $836 $836
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $570 $570

#25

Spring Hill College

Mobile, Alabama
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees
$9,270 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 31 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Spring Hill ranked #25 in terms of popularity with 39 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Spring Hill College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,270 $9,270
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $515 $515

Other Alabama Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 South University - Montgomery 32
27 Herzing University - Birmingham 9
28 Huntsville Bible College 6
29 Heritage Christian University 5
30 Selma University 4
31 Talladega College 0

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