Alabama’s Best Colleges for 2017 Ranked by

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Best Two-, Four-Year Schools Evaluated for Student Career Services, Program Quality, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best universities and colleges in Alabama for 2017. Using government-backed data, the site found 27 four-year schools had the caliber to be on the list. Samford University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spring Hill College, Auburn University and University of Alabama in Huntsville came in as the top five. 26 two-year schools also made the list, with Enterprise State Community College, Gadsden State Community College, Wallace State Community College Hanceville, Southern Union State Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of schools is included below.

“Alabama currently has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, but schools are working to combat that by providing quality higher education opportunities,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The colleges and universities on our list offer certificates, degrees and employment resources that best set students up for success in the workforce after school.”

To be included on the Alabama’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised for additional data that includes employment services, student counseling, annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid offerings.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Alabama” list, visit:

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Alabama for 2017 include:
Alabama A & M University
Alabama State University
Amridge University
Athens State University
Auburn University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Birmingham Southern College
Faulkner University
Huntingdon College
Jacksonville State University
Judson College
Miles College
Oakwood University
Samford University
Spring Hill College
Stillman College
Talladega College
The University of Alabama
Troy University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Mobile
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama

The Best Two-Year Colleges in Alabama for 2017 include:
Alabama Southern Community College
Bevill State Community College
Bishop State Community College
Calhoun State Community College
Central Alabama Community College
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Enterprise State Community College
Faulkner State Community College
Gadsden State Community College
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
J F Ingram State Technical College
Jefferson Davis Community College
Jefferson State Community College
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Northeast Alabama Community College
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Reid State Technical College
Remington College-Mobile Campus
Shelton State Community College
Snead State Community College
Southern Union State Community College
Wallace Community College - Dothan
Wallace Community College - Selma
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville


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