Alabama Community Colleges

  • There are 40 community colleges located throughout Alabama (34 public colleges and 6 private colleges), serving 92,525 students.
  • For Alabama community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,713 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 39% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 28:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(AL) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
Black
24%
White
61%
Two or more races
1%
Unknown
10%
AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Alabama Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.