largest universities in alabama

Last Updated on July 31, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

The University of Alabama is the largest college with 38,390 students including both undergraduate and graduate students. Auburn University with 30,440 students and University of Alabama at Birmingham with 21,923 students are following it in the list of Largest Alabama Colleges with Most Students. Colleges having online students are excluded from this ranking. For largest college rankings, we exclude colleges that the percentage of online students is more than 50%. You can check them at The Largest Online Schools.

The University of Alabama is the largest school with 38,390 students and Auburn University has the second highest population with 30,440 students. We note that colleges with more than 50% of online students are excluded for the ranking. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $23,407 and graduate tuition & fees is $21,660 for academic year 2020-2021. The average acceptance rate is 80.70% and the average SAT score is 1,140. You may want clickg/touch the column in order to sort by the column name. Next table compares the tuition and other academic characteristics between 12 Largest Alabama Colleges with Most Students.

#1. The University of Alabama 38,390 Students

Tuscaloosa, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

83%

Student Population

38,390

Graduation Rate

71%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

22 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$11,620 (in-state), / $31,090 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$11,470 (in-state), / $30,940 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$51,600 Request InfoSave School 

#2. Auburn University 30,440 Students

Auburn, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

81%

Student Population

30,440

Graduation Rate

79%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

19 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$11,796 (in-state), / $31,956 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$11,796 (in-state), / $31,956 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$56,300 Request InfoSave School 

#3. University of Alabama at Birmingham 21,923 Students

Birmingham, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

74%

Student Population

21,923

Graduation Rate

63%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

19 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$8,568 (in-state), / $20,400 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$8,100 (in-state), / $19,188 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$48,400 Request InfoSave School 

#4. Troy University 16,981 Students

Troy, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

88%

Student Population

16,981

Graduation Rate

47%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

16 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$8,908 (in-state), / $16,708 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$8,506 (in-state), / $16,156 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$41,100 Request InfoSave School 

#5. University of South Alabama 14,834 Students

Mobile, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

79%

Student Population

14,834

Graduation Rate

46%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

18 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$8,396 (in-state), / $16,292 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$8,156 (in-state), / $16,112 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$46,800 Request InfoSave School 

#6. University of Alabama in Huntsville 9,736 Students

Huntsville, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

83%

Student Population

9,736

Graduation Rate

58%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

17 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$11,338 (in-state), / $23,734 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$11,588 (in-state), / $25,386 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$52,000 Request InfoSave School 

#7. Jacksonville State University 8,479 Students

Jacksonville, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

55%

Student Population

8,479

Graduation Rate

41%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

18 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$11,120 (in-state), / $20,840 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$10,600 (in-state), / $20,200 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$38,100 Request InfoSave School 

#8. University of North Alabama 7,488 Students

Florence, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

89%

Student Population

7,488

Graduation Rate

49%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

19 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$10,620 (in-state), / $20,220 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$7,200 (in-state), / $13,860 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$42,800 Request InfoSave School 

#9. Alabama A & M University 6,106 Students

Normal, AL | Public, 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

92%

Student Population

6,106

Graduation Rate

30%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

20 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$10,024 (in-state), / $18,634 (out-of-state)

Graduate

$11,542 (in-state), / $21,574 (out-of-state)

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$35,500 Request InfoSave School 

#10. Samford University 5,619 Students

Birmingham, AL | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years

Acceptance Rate

83%

Student Population

5,619

Graduation Rate

76%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

12 to 1

Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate

$34,198

Graduate

$21,227

Salary after 10 Years of Graduation

$59,800


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