Alabama Colleges

Alabama is home to nearly 100 schools including more than a dozen 4-year public universities, over 25 two-year community colleges, and a few handfuls of private universities. From Oakwood University in Huntsville all the way down to the Gulf Coast and the University of South Alabama in Mobile, the selection of colleges in Alabama provides a range of opportunities. University of Alabama, Huntsville, has consistently been ranked in the top 50 public schools by US News & World Report and Auburn University, Main Campus and Jacksonville State University round out the selection of public Alabama colleges along with Troy University, Troy, the largest school in the state, which has campuses in Montgomery, Dothan and Phoenix City as well. The private universities in this southern state include Samford University, University of Mobile, Spring Hill College and Talladega College, which has the Talladega Superspeedway nearby.

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Alabama Degree and Program Offerings

Alabama colleges offer all types of degrees with programs ranging from 2-year career training to the masters degree level and beyond. A broad range of 4-year public and private colleges and universities provide a wide list of majors for students seeking a bachelors degree including Alabama State University, Faulkner University, Montgomery and Huntingdon College. Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies are also available from private universities including Birmingham Southern College and Tuskegee University and a rare public liberal arts college option -- University of Montevallo, Montevallo. Community colleges and 2-year colleges featuring certificate program options round out Alabama colleges with opportunities to study everything from holistic theology to cosmetology.

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Alabama Career Opportunities

While the Alabama Space Coast including the Huntsville Space Center offers unique and exciting job prospects for Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering degree holders, graduates of colleges in Alabama will find several other career paths to pursue as well. In line with the rest of the country, Health & Medical Services is a booming industry in Alabama. Nursing is one of the top careers in the state and those with a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS) degree will find plenty of jobs, too. For those who aspire to be doctors, only two colleges in Alabama offer a medical school program: University of Alabama, Birmingham and the University of South Alabama. Child Care Provider/Assistant and preschool teachers are also in high demand and Alabama colleges and universities offer many Early Childhood Education and Education and Teaching degree programs. A Business or Finance degree from notable business schools Samford, Auburn or the University of Alabama will qualify you for many jobs in the major business center of Birmingham including management and operations careers.

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