Online Colleges in Alabama (AL) Ranked by Cost

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Schools around Alabama with online programs have a median tuition of $6,407 per year. Over the past few years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 36.1%. In 2007, the median tuition was $4,707 yearly at these online Alabama colleges.

The tuition range for online colleges in Alabama offering programs is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 7
Low cost 5
Average cost 5
Most expensive 7

At the high end, schools with online programs charge students more than $13,740 in tuition each year. On the other hand, annual tuition ranging from $2,700 to $4,440 is charged by the cheapest schools. The lowest cost accredited online schools are located in Athens, Florence, Hanceville, and Jasper.

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
  • Master of Materials Engineering
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing in Teaching-Learning Environments
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Business Administration – Healthcare
  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Management Information Systems

In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 14% of graduates from online colleges and universities in Alabama. Therefore, of the 157,654 graduates from across Alabama, 21,870 are from the least costly colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of graduates from the lowest cost online colleges and universities has decreased, while the number of graduates has increased by 10,690 graduates annually.

Other somewhat more costly online colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,184 to $5,806. Roughly 5 of the 24 online schools that have programs in Alabama charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 46.6% of the state’s graduates received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 73,488 students. In 2006, which was just 5 years earlier, only 55,228 students graduated from these schools. Thus, from these affordable online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 33%.

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1. John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner, Alabama $2,700 $5,400
2. Snead State Community College Boaz, Alabama $2,700 $5,400
3. Wallace State Community College Hanceville, Alabama $2,700 $5,400
4. Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals, Alabama $2,700 $5,400
5. Bevill State Community College Jasper, Alabama $2,880 $5,760
6. Athens State University Athens, Alabama $4,110 $8,220
7. University of North Alabama Florence, Alabama $4,440 $8,880
8. Troy University Troy, Alabama $5,184 $10,368
9. Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama $5,424 $10,848
10. University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama $5,448 $10,896
11. University of West Alabama Livingston, Alabama $5,464 $10,928
12. University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama $5,806 $13,198
13. Auburn University Auburn, Alabama $7,008 $21,024
14. University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama $7,900 $20,500
15. University of Phoenix Birmingham, Alabama $10,320 $10,320
16. Virginia College Huntsville, Alabama $12,300 $12,300
17. Oakwood University Huntsville, Alabama $13,434 $13,434
18. Faulkner University Montgomery, Alabama $13,740 $13,740
19. South University Montgomery, Alabama $15,285 $15,285
20. Virginia College Birmingham, Alabama $16,400 $16,400

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