Background Photo: Harrison Plaza, official entrance to the University of North Alabama. In the background is Bibb Graves Hall, the University's main administrative building.

Alabama (AL)

 Colleges and Universities of Alabama

Background Photo: Harrison Plaza, official entrance to the University of North Alabama. In the background is Bibb Graves Hall, the University's main administrative building.

Alabama's programs of advanced education incorporate 14 four-year state funded colleges, two-year junior colleges, and 17 private, undergrad and graduate colleges. In the state are four therapeutic schools (as of fall 2015) (University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of South Alabama and Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn Campus), two veterinary schools (Auburn University and Tuskegee University), a dental school (University of Alabama School of Dentistry), an optometry school (University of Alabama at Birmingham), two drug store schools (Auburn University and Samford University), and five graduate schools (University of Alabama School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Miles Law School, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law). Open, post-auxiliary training in Alabama is managed by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. Schools and colleges in Alabama offer degree programs from two-year relate degrees to a huge number of doctoral level projects

University of Alabama
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama has the largest campus which is, situated in Tuscaloosa, with 37,665 enlisted for fall 2016. Troy University was the biggest institution in the state in 2010, with an enlistment of 29,689 understudies crosswise over four Alabama grounds (Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City), and in addition sixty learning locales in seventeen different states and eleven different nations. The most seasoned organizations are the state funded college of North Alabama in Florence and the Catholic Church-associated Spring Hill College in Mobile, both established in 1830

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Alabama A&M UniversityAlabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, comprehensive 1890 Land-Grant institution, committed to access and opportunity, and dedicated to intellectual inquiry. The University offers contemporary baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral level degrees to prepare students for careers in the arts, sciences, business, engineering, education, agriculture and technology.
Athens State University • Athens State University is the oldest continuously operated institution of higher education in Alabama’s state educational system. The University was founded in 1822 by local citizens who purchased five acres of land, erected a building, and began Athens Female Academy. Ownership of the school was transferred in 1842 to the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church. With the birth of the North Alabama Conference of the Methodist Church in 1870, the College came under the jurisdiction of that body.
Auburn University • Auburn University today is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students. The university began, though, as the small, more humble East Alabama Male College, which was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution.
Birmingham-Southern College • Auburn University today is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students. The university began, though, as the small, more humble East Alabama Male College, which was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution.
Columbia Southern University • Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of earning an online degree from the comfort of your own home with Columbia Southern University (CSU). CSU features affordable tuition, esteemed faculty and supportive staff to help you overcome financial, academic and life’s unexpected hurdles while gaining a quality online education.
Huntingdon College • For more than 160 years, Huntingdon has provided an outstanding liberal arts education that touches not only the mind and heart, but also the spirit. A college of the United Methodist Church, we are led by our motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom, go forth to apply wisdom in service.
Jacksonville State University • Where you’re going is a home away from home. Living on campus can be a very memorable element of your college experience. Our mission is to foster a vibrant living and learning-centered community that cultivates personal development, celebrates diversity, promotes leadership, and enhances the educational experience of each resident. At JSU, you will find that residence halls are in the middle of it all and convenient to your classes and campus activities.
Miles College • Founded in 1898, is a premier liberal arts institution located in metropolitan Birmingham within the corporate limits of the City of Fairfield. The noble founders of the institution saw educated leadership as the paramount need in the black community. Miles, which is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and accredited by Commission on Colleges for the awarding of Baccalaureate Degrees, is the only four-year institution in historic Birmingham, Alabama designated as a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Miles College is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher learning institution. The College is one of only 39 HBCUs to have the designation of a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institution.
Oakwood College • Oakwood University, in Huntsville, Ala., was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) in 1896 to educate the recently-freed African-Americans of the South. Drawing upon its Christian faith and the emancipation of slaves by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it believed that “all people are created equal” and deserved the opportunity to learn a trade.
Samford UniversityAdmission • Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university with nationally ranked academic programs rooted in the university’s Christian mission. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It enrolls 5,509 students from 47 states and 29 countries in 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.
Spring Hill College • Spring Hill’s campus is a vibrant center of activity, with numerous gathering points for students to interact and enjoy our special sense of community. In an atmosphere that encourages spiritual maturity, respect for diversity, personal and social responsibility, and learning both in and outside the classroom, students grow together, form lasting friendships and develop skills that will help them become leaders in learning, faith, justice and service.
Stillman College Admission • Stillman College, authorized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1875, held its first classes in 1876 and was chartered as a legal corporation by the State of Alabama in 1895. At that time, the name was changed from Tuscaloosa Institute to Stillman Institute. The Institute was a concept initiated by the Reverend Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa.
Talladega College • Talladega's main campus includes 41 buildings on 50 acres, surrounded by the city and gently rolling woodlands. The beautiful oak-lined campus boasts several historic landmarks: Swayne Hall (1852), the original school house has been used for classrooms; the President's House (1881); DeForest Chapel (1903), that houses the famous 17 stained-glass windows by David C. Driskell; and Savery Library (1939), home of the Amistad Murals by famed artist Hale Woodruff. Financial Aid
Troy State University • Troy University’s tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887, when an act of the Alabama Legislature established Troy State Normal School as an institution to train teachers for Alabama’s schools. Joseph Macon Dill was the institution’s first president. In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College.
University of Alabama • In 1818, the federal government authorized Alabama Territory to set aside a township for the establishment of a "seminary of learning." President Monroe signed the enabling act for statehood on March 2, 1819 and Alabama was officially admitted to the Union on Dec. 14, 1819, and a second township added to the grant. On December 18, 1820, the seminary was established officially and named "The University of the State of Alabama.
University of Alabama at Birmingham • The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama and the 1936 opening of the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama. In 1945 the Medical College of Alabama was moved from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham and the University's Medical Center was founded. Later, in November of 1966, the Extension Center and the Medical Center were merged to form the "University of Alabama in Birmingham,
University of Alabama at Huntsville • The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the nation's premier research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders.
University of Mobile • University of Mobile is a Christ-centered academic community providing liberal arts and professional programs to renew minds through intellectual and spiritual development for the fulfilling of one’s professional calling.
University of Montevallo • The overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.
University of North Alabama University of Alabama Memorbelia • As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community.
University of South AlabamaUniversity of Alabama Memorbelia • Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines. The unique and beautiful Gulf Coast region is a catalyst for discovery and innovation, and South’s 1,200-acre campus has been transformed over the past decade with new facilities and resources for housing and recreation, health sciences, the arts, engineering, computer science and athletics.

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