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Alabama Colleges and Universities: Top Twenty Largest Schools

Higher Education Articles March 7, 2013

Alabama’s ninety colleges and universities include private for-profit institutes, Air Force College, beauty schools, and Bible colleges, as well as traditional private and public universities. The list below is the top twenty largest schools in Alabama, excluding for-profit schools.

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

This is the second biggest educational institution in Alabama and its flagship university that attracts about 27,000 students annually. Begun in 1831, University of Alabama is the oldest public college in the state. In 2009, it was ranked among the top fifty public universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. In 2010, the same organization ranked the university’ law school 30th on its list of best graduate schools. The university offers undergraduate students a wide range of areas of specialization to choose from, along with a plethora of choices for research and graduate study.

Contact Information
•Address: 739 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
•Phone Number: (205) 348-6010

Troy University – Troy, Alabama

Troy University is the state’s largest university, with seven campuses offering undergraduate majors ranging from education and history to design and journalism. Troy University’s graduate programs include counseling, nursing and a wide variety of programs in education, including physical education and music education. The university also offers doctoral programs in specific subject areas. Some degree programs are also offered online through the university’s eCampus program.

Contact Information
•Address: University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082
•Phone Number: (334) 670-3100

List of the Twenty Largest Schools in Alabama

School Name Student Enrollments School Address Phone Number
Alabama A & M University 5,124 4900 Meridian St., Normal, Alabama 35762 (256) 372-5000
Alabama State University 5,695 915 S. Jackson St., Montgomery, Alabama 36101 (334) 229-4400
Auburn University at Montgomery 5,296 7440 East Dr., Montgomery, Alabama 36117 (334) 244-3000
Auburn University Main Campus 24,530 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 (334) 844-4000
Bevill State Community College 4,134 1411 Indiana Ave., Jasper, Alabama 35501 (205) 387-0511
Gadsden State Community College 5,803 1001 George Wallace Dr., Gadsden, Alabama 35903 (256) 549-8200
George C. Wallace State Community College-Hanceville 5,547 801 Main St. N.W., Hanceville, Alabama 35077 (256) 352-8000
Jacksonville State University 9,481 700 Pelham Rd. N., Jacksonville, Alabama 36265 (256) 782-5781
Jefferson State Community College 8,298 2601 Carson Rd., Birmingham, Alabama 35215 (205) 853-1200
John C. Calhoun State Community College 9,694 6250 U.S. Highway 31 N., Tanner, Alabama 35671 (256) 306-2500
Northwest Shoals Community College 4,041 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 (256) 331-5200
Samford University 4,469 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, Alabama 35229 (205) 726-2011
Shelton State Community College 5,511 9500 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 (205) 391-2347
Southern Union State Community College 4,971 750 Roberts St., Wadley, Alabama 36276 (256) 395-2211
The University of Alabama 27,014 739 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 (205) 348-6010
Troy University 28,303 University Ave., Troy, Alabama 36082 (334) 670-3100
University of Alabama at Birmingham 16,149 Administration Bldg., Ste. 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 (205) 934-4011
University of Alabama in Huntsville 7,431 301 Sparkman Dr., Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (256) 824-6120
University of North Alabama 7,203 One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632 (256) 765-4100
University of South Alabama 14,064 307 N. University Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36688 (251) 460-6101

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