To identify the Best Colleges in Alabama for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Alabama anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Alabama

Alabama has nearly 100 colleges & universities this includes over a dozen public universities and well over 25 public community colleges, and a handful of private colleges. From Oakwood University in Huntsville all the way down to the Gulf Coast and the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Alabama has a vast number of higher education institutions that give access to some of the best colleges in the United States.

The University of Alabama has consistently been ranked in the top 50 public schools by US News & World Report and Auburn University and Jacksonville State University round out the selection of Alabama colleges along with Troy University. The largest college in the state is Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The private institutions are Samford University, the University of Mobile, Spring Hill College and Talladega College.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Alabama takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Auburn University
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  2. University of Alabama - Birmingham
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  3. The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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  4. Samford University
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  5. University of North Alabama
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  6. Birmingham-Southern College
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  7. Jacksonville State University
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  8. Spring Hill College
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  9. Troy University
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  10. University of South Alabama
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  11. University of Mobile
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  12. The University of West Alabama
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  13. Tuskegee University
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  14. University of Montevallo
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  15. Auburn University - Montgomery
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  16. Faulkner University
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  17. Oakwood University
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  18. Huntingdon College
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  19. Alabama State University
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  20. Stillman College
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  21. Alabama A&M University
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  22. Columbia Southern University
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  23. Talladega College
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  24. Miles College
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