Top Colleges, Universities in Alabama

  1. Judson College

    Judson College is an arts and science collge for women and is located in west central Alabama. The College emphasizes quality teaching and student advising in a range of majors and minors.

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  2. Lawson State Community College

    Lawson State Community College (LSCC) offers its programs under the following broad Education divisions - Business Technologies, Career Technical, Health Professions and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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  3. Northwest-Shoals Community College

    Northwest-Shoals Community College is a s two-year public institution of higher education. The college has two campuses - the Shoals campus and the Phil Campbell campus. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as certificates in occupationally specific areas.

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  4. Oakwood University

    Oakwood College offers a liberal arts curriculum in a Christ-centered atmosphere. The university has the following schools - School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Education & Social Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Professions, and School of Religion.


    1. Oakwood University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.
    2. Oakwood University offers programs accredited by:
    a. Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
    b. Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
    c. Council on Social Work Education
    d. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    e. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

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  5. Samford University

    Samford University offers more than 25 masters program. The university comprises 10 schools. School of the Arts, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Brock School of Business, Beeson Divinity School, Orlean Beeson School of Education, Cumberland School of Law, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health. The masters programs are offered in the following areas of specialization:
    1. Accountancy (M.Acc.
    2. Athletic Training (M.A.T.)
    3. Business Administration (M.B.A.)
    4. Church Music (M.M.)
    5. Comparative Law (M.C.L)
    6. Design Studies (M.S.)
    7. Divinity (M.Div.)
    8. Early Childhood and Elementary Education (5th Year) (M.S.E.)
    9. Elementary Education (M.S.E.)
    10. Environmental Management (M.S.E.M.)
    11. Gifted Education (M.S.E.)
    12. Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)
    13. Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.)
    14. Instructional Design and Technology (M.S.E.)
    15. Instructional Leadership (Ed.S.)
    16. Instructional Leadership (Ed.S.)
    17. Instructional Leadership (M.S.E.)
    18. K-12 Collaborative Special Education (M.S.E.)
    19. Music Education (M.M.E.)
    20. Nursing Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.)
    21. Nutrition (M.S.)
    22. Piano Performance and Pedagogy (M.M.)
    23. Policy, Organizations and Leadership (M.S.E.)
    24. Public Health (Fast Track)
    25. Public Health (M.P.H.)
    26. Respiratory Care (M.S.)
    27. Secondary Education (5th-Year Nontraditional) (M.S.E.)
    28. Social Work (Fast Track)
    29. Social Work (M.S.W.)
    30. Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)
    31. Studies in Law (M.S.L.)
    32. Teacher Leader (Ed.S.)
    33. Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)
    34. Vocal Performance (M.M.)


    Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

    The university also has the following professional program acrreditation.
    1. Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    2. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    3. American Bar Association (ABA)
    4. Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
    5. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    6. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
    7. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    8. Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
    9. Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
    10. National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    11. National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
    12. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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  6. Shelton State Community College

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  7. Snead State Community College

    Snead State's curriculum is planned so as to accomodate transferability to four-year colleges and universities or for completion of an applied technology program to enter the workforce immediately. It offers day, evening, and weekend schedules for its traditional and non-traditional students, and also has distance education programs.

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  8. Southern Union State Community College

    The college's three-faceted educational emphasis on academic programs for transferability, technical/vocational programs for specialized career competencies, and nursing and allied health programs for specialized training in health sciences.

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  9. Spring Hill College

    Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.

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  10. Stillman College

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  11. Tuskegee University

    Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs have a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas.

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  12. University of Mobile

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  13. University of Montevallo

    Founded in 1896, offers students from throughout the state and region courses with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies. Four colleges - the College of Arts and Sciences, the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Fine Arts - make up Montevallo's broad fields of study.

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  14. University of North Alabama

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  15. University of South Alabama

    The University enrolls 13,300 students and has 52,000 alumni, including 1,600 physicians. Degrees are available in Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, the Mitchell College of Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Computer and Information Sciences, Continuing Education and Special Programs, and the Graduate School.

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  16. University of West Alabama

    The university of West Alabama has the following colleges, divisions: College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and The Division of Nursing

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  17. Wallace State College - Hanceville

    Wallace State Community College offers programs leading to the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, and Associate in Applied Science Degree. Certificate programs are also offered in certain subject areas.

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