List of colleges and universities in Alabama | Wikipedia audio article

September 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


There are 61 colleges and universities in
the U.S. state of Alabama. The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa is
the largest university in the state with 36,155 enrolled for fall 2014. Calhoun Community College in Decatur is the
largest two-year college, with an enrollment of 12,134. The smallest institution is Heritage Christian
University, a Churches of Christ-affiliated seminary, with an enrollment of 88 students. The oldest institution is Athens State University
in Athens founded in 1822. There are also 8 four-year and 3 two-year
historically black colleges and universities.The majority of Alabama’s colleges and universities
are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), but four are
accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), four by the Council
on Occupational Education (COE), and one by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges
and Schools (ACICS).The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of South Alabama,
and the Alabama College of Medicine (Dothan) feature the only three medical schools in
the state. The University of Alabama School of Law, the
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at
Faulkner University are American Bar Association-accredited law schools. The Birmingham School of Law and Miles Law
School (unaffiliated with Miles College) are state accredited law programs.There are four
institutions of higher learning in Alabama that are listed among Tier 1 national universities
by U.S. News & World Report – The University of Alabama (UA), Auburn University (AU), the
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and The University of Alabama in Huntsville
(UAH). There are two Alabama universities listed
among “very high research activity institutions” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, UAB and UAH. Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges list
two Alabama universities in their “very competitive” ranking, Auburn and UAH.==Institutions====Out-of-state institutions==
Six for-profit schools and one non-profit school based in other states offer programs
at locations in Alabama:Non-profit Columbia College (Missouri) has a campus in
Redstone ArsenalFor-profit Herzing University has a campus in Birmingham
ITT Technical Institute had campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile
Remington College has a campus in Mobile South University has a campus in Montgomery
Strayer University has campuses in Birmingham and Huntsville
University of Phoenix has a campus in Birmingham==
Defunct institutions==Four now-defunct institutions were located
in Alabama:==See also==Higher education in the United States
List of American institutions of higher education List of recognized higher education accreditation
organizations==Notes