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42 SCHOOLS in ALABAMA

Alabama was one of the first frontier regions of the US, explored by the Spanish and settled by the French in the area they called Mobile. Won by the British in the Seven Years’ War, the area that would become Alabama became a US territory in the years after the American Revolution, but there were few settlers until the Indian Removal Act and new technology created room for King Cotton. In the first few decades of the 1800s, Alabama’s population exploded, growing exponentially from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, including large numbers of slaves brought to work the cotton plantations. By the Civil War, the population was nearly a million, with half those being slaves; though Alabama contributed large numbers of soldiers to the Confederate army, the state itself had little fighting and continued its dependence on a cotton and agriculture-based economy until well into the 20th century. For most of the century after the Civil War, Alabama was hampered by poor education, restrictive Jim Crow laws, and an outmoded economy.

Alabama began a slow turnaround following the Civil Rights Movement and economic progress began in earnest in the 1960s, including the arrival of the Marshall Space Flight Center, the largest NASA complex in the US. That set off significant growth in research, development, and manufacturing for the aerospace industry in Alabama, signalling an important transition from the agricultural base. That foundation has paid off in the 21st century, as Alabama has shown important signs of economic gain; while farms have decreased (the Cotton State is now at the bottom of the top ten states for cotton production), industry has improved, including growth in aerospace, automotive, and electronics manufacturing, building on the platform set by Huntsville.

Alabama’s higher education system has responded to, and often led, changes in Alabama’s workforce and culture, especially in the 21st century, as increased professionalization and industrialization has created a need for more college and graduate education. With Auburn University, Tuskegee University, and Alabama A&M University, Alabama has a trio of top-notch STEM and professional educators, including (in Tuskegee) one of the nation’s most crucial graduate educators for African-American and other minority students. Alabama is also home to a number of nationally-respected liberal arts colleges, including Samford University, Huntingdon College, and the University of Montevallo, institutions dedicated to providing the best undergraduate education for Alabama’s prospective education, business, and political leaders. Alabama has had its ups and downs, but with a secure higher education system, the state is on the rise.

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Alabama A & M University

Normal, AL

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Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dothan, AL

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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

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71
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Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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71.5
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Athens State University

Athens, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

64.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Auburn University Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, AL

57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Birmingham Southern

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, AL

60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Brown Mackie College-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

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Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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79
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Concordia College Alabama

Selma, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Faulkner University

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

55.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Heritage Christian University

Florence, AL

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Herzing University-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

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Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

68
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Huntsville Bible College

Huntsville, AL

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

61.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Judson College

Marion, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Miles College

Fairfield, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Oakwood University

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Samford

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

69.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
65
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Selma University

Selma, AL

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South University-Montgomery

Montgomery, AL

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Southeastern Bible College

Birmingham, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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60.5
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Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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65.3
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Strayer University-Alabama

Birmingham, AL

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Talladega College

Talladega, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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62
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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.4
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Troy University

Troy University

Troy, AL

53
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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UAB

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

59.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.2
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University Alabama Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

57.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University of Mobile

University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

68.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University Montevallo

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University of North Alabama

University of North Alabama

Florence, AL

61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS

University of Phoenix-Alabama

Birmingham, AL

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University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

52.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.2
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University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Virginia College-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

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Virginia College-Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

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