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Online ESL
Degree Programs

Online ESL & Degree Programs

Article Sources
  • Career Development, TESOL International Association, http://www.tesol.org/enhance-your-career/career-development
  • Degree & Certificate Programs, TESOL International Association, http://englishlanguageprofessionalsresourceguide.com/CategoryHeading/Degree__Certificate_Programs/4402
  • Global Business Speaks English, Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business Review, May 2012, https://hbr.org/2012/05/global-business-speaks-english
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/adult-literacy-and-ged-teachers.htm
  • English and ESL -- What's the Difference? Richard S. Cervin, Ph.D, http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/writing/docs/English_ESL.pdf
  • What's the difference between TEFL, TESL and TESOL? Lauren Merryweather, April 4, 2014, The University of Toronto, https://teflonline.teachaway.com/2014/04/whats-difference-tefl-tesl-tesol/
  • 7 Key Tips to Evaluating a TEFL/TESOL Training School, October 28, 2010, International TEFL Academy, http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluating-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School
  • Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language, UC Berkley Extension, http://extension.berkeley.edu/cert/tesl.html
  • Trends in College Pricing 2014, College Board, https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/misc/trends/2014-trends-college-pricing-report-final.pdf
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Careers in TESOL, TESOL International Association, http://www.tesol.org/docs/pdf/2466.pdf?sfvrsn=2
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For those who want to communicate across borders, knowing English is essential. Harvard Business Review notes English is the language used by the global business community, with companies such as Daimler-Chrysler, Samsung and Renault adopting it as a common corporate language. Even for those who don't plan to work in business, knowing English can be useful.

With English playing such an important role in modern communications, English as a Second Language teachers, known as ESL instructors, are finding themselves in demand both in the U.S. and abroad. If you're interested in entering this dynamic field, keep reading for answers to all your questions.




Q&A with an ESL instructor

Julie Veeneman
Recently retired from Calvin College, has been an ESL instructor for 30 years and has taught both online and in the classroom. She shares some of her insight into the profession and how technology is connecting teachers and students online
Q:

What was it like for you to become an ESL instructor?

A:

I graduated from college, and Spanish was my minor and education was my major. At that time, there was no endorsement or certification for English as a Second Language teachers.

I learned to speak Spanish and then lived abroad for 10 years in Spanish-speaking countries so I could teach English in Spanish wherever I wanted to. My first teaching experience as a graduate student was to middle school students who were coming into the United States as refugees [from Indochina].

Q:

What sort of education do students need nowadays?

A:

It depends upon where they want to work. Any university can get you hooked up with being able to get endorsements and certificates in teaching English as a Second Language.

If you want to teach in a public school, each state will have its own set of requirements and you need to be certified to teach in the state, and they require a certification or endorsement on top of that.

If you want to teach adults or at the college level, there are many places you can teach without even a bachelor's degree sometimes.

Q:

What has been your experience with online teaching?

A:

My last online teaching was last year, and my students were all from the northern part of South America. A year or so before that, I taught online and my students were broader so I had some students in Europe but most were in Mexico and South America, all the way down to Argentina. I also taught online to students in South Korea. [All were jobs for schools based outside the United States.] The technology for teaching online is changing all the time.

Q:

What advice would you give to students interested in a career in the field?

A:

As American students, we learn our second language late so it tends to be book and grammar-focused rather than listening and producing sounds. You will not have too much opportunity to be speaking a second language here. One of the things you could do is go through some type of immersion training outside the United States. That really makes good teachers.

What is an ESL instructor?

As you would expect, an ESL instructor is a person who teaches English to individuals who have a different native language. They differ from other English teachers in that they are typically teaching older students who may have limited exposure to the language.

While English teachers in U.S. schools build upon the intuitive skills children have learned from growing up in an English-speaking household, ESL instructors typically need to take a different approach. They may focus heavily on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. In addition, their classes may incorporate lessons on U.S. culture in general.

What types of ESL instructor programs are available?

Teaching English as a Second Language takes more than simply being able to speak English fluently. Instead, ESL instructors need to have specific training to help them to meet the needs of students who have limited or no exposure to the language.

ESL degrees include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. Those who already have a degree in another subject may be able to earn a certificate or endorsement allowing them to teach English as a Second Language without earning a second degree. Some jobs may also be open to those with ESL certificates and no degree.

The following are the most common types of ESL certificates available:

TEFL: The Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate is intended to prepare instructors to work in other countries and teach non-native English speakers. According to the University of Toronto, the TEFL is the most recognizable of the ESL certificates.

TESL: Standing for Teaching English as a Second Language, this certificate is designed for those who will be teaching non-native English speakers who are living in an English-speaking country.

TESOL: This certificate is a relatively recent introduction to the field. It stands for Teaching English to Speakers of another Language and offers students the flexibility to teach English language learners either in English-speaking countries or in non-English speaking nations.

Since there is no single accrediting body for ESL certificates and degree programs, students should carefully review the overall quality of a school to help them find the best program for their needs.

Can you earn an ESL degree or certificate online?

Yes, a number of schools offer ESL degrees and certificates online.

TESOL International Association notes 38 schools offer online ESL degrees and nearly 70 schools offer online ESL certificates. Schools offering online ESL programs include Regent University, The University of Toronto and Central Michigan University.

How much does an ESL instructor program cost?

Prices can vary widely depending on the institution and the type of credential sought. The International TEFL Academy notes some TEFL courses may be as cheap as $500 although the average cost of a 120-hour TEFL TESOL certification course runs from $1,600-$2,000.

However, other schools may be more expensive. A Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the UC Berkley Extension is estimated to cost around $4,000. In addition, ESL degrees will cost more than ESL certificates. The College Board reports the average per year cost of tuition and fees for an in-state student at a public U.S. four-year institution was $9,139 in 2014-2015. When tax credits and financial aid was calculated in, the net cost was $3,030 per year.

Do you need certain skills or prerequisites to enter a program?

Although entrance requirements vary by program, students may need to have a bachelor's degree before earning an ESL certificate. In addition, those wishing to work in a public U.S. school need to have an education degree that meets their state's licensure requirements.

Beyond having the right prerequisite education, future ESL educators should be culturally-sensitive, patient and encouraging. Although TESOL International says it's not a requirement, fluency in a second language can be helpful. In addition, having an overseas learning experience can be beneficial.

What can you do with an ESL degree or certificate?

Some ESL instructors may be employed in the U.S. to assist immigrant students enrolled in local school districts. They may also work overseas to teach students in their native country. Others may be employed through online programs that allow instructors to live anywhere but teach students all over the world.

Beyond working as traditional teachers, ESL instructors may find they are able to work as translators, corporate consultants or in the hospitality industry, depending on their skills and background.

Is the job outlook good for ESL instructors?

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't specifically track employment data for English as a Second Language teachers. However, it does report that adult literacy teachers are, overall, expected to see job growth of nine percent from 2012-2022. TESOL International reports the following states have the greatest demand for ESL teachers in public schools: California, Texas, Illinois, Florida and New York.

Article Sources
Methodology

To be included in these rankings, all schools must meet the following initial criteria for the specific subject being ranked.

  1. Offer an undergraduate degree (either associate or bachelor’s) in that subject.
  2. Have awarded at least one degree or certificate in that subject in the most recent year of IPEDS data available.

Based on those criteria, we ranked all 2-year and 4-year schools in IPEDS that reported data for all of the following points. Ratings are calculated on a 10-point scale, using the weights specified.

  1. In-state undergraduate tuition & fees, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  2. Graduation rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  3. Accessibility, based on admissions rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  4. Institutional spending, based on two equally weighted factors, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
    • Instructional and academic support expenses per full-time enrolled student
    • Instructional and academic support spending as a percentage of all expenses
  5. Student-to-faculty ratio, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  6. Flexibility, based on the following factors, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
    • Percent of students enrolled fully or partly in distance education
    • Whether the school offers programs that can be completed entirely in the evenings and on weekends
    • Whether the school offers academic and career counseling
    • Whether the school offers job placement services for students who complete their programs
    • Whether the school offers any alternative tuition plans, such as a payment plan or guaranteed rate
  7. Size of program, based on how many of the degrees and certificates awarded in 2014-15 were in this particular subject, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  8. Related subjects, based on the number of similar topics for programs in relevant CIP codes that are offered at any level, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
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21st Century eSchool
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
7106 South Avenue
City
Middleton
State
WI
Zip Code
53562
Website
http://www.21eschool.com/index.html
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
N/A
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$0
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
N/A
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
21st Century Virtual Academy
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1829 Denver West Drive #27
City
Golden
State
CO
Zip Code
80401
Website
http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/online/
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
N/A
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$0
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
N/A
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Academy Online High School
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1110 Chapel Hills Drive
City
Colorado Springs
State
CO
Zip Code
80920
Website
http://www.asd20.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=3858
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
N/A
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$0
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
N/A
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
ACCESS Distance Learning
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
5351 Gordon Persons Building PO Box 302101
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36130
Website
http://accessdl.state.al.us/
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
N/A
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$0
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
N/A
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Alabama A & M University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
4900 Meridian Street
City
Normal
State
AL
Zip Code
35762
Website
www.aamu.edu/
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
383-470
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
360-480
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
370-457
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
16-19
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
4,505
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
65%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$9,366
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100654
Number of Online Programs Offered
2
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
15%
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip Code
35294
Website
www.uab.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
520-630
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
520-668
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
22-28
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
11,511
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
60%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$7,766
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100663
Number of Online Programs Offered
6
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
67%
Amridge University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1200 Taylor Rd
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36117
Website
www.amridgeuniversity.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
308
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$50
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$10,860
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100690
Number of Online Programs Offered
22
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
100%
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
301 Sparkman Dr
City
Huntsville
State
AL
Zip Code
35899
Website
www.uah.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
520-650
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
550-680
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
24-30
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
6,013
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
81%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$9,128
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100706
Number of Online Programs Offered
15
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
12%
Alabama State University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
915 S Jackson Street
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36104
Website
www.alasu.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
370-450
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
360-460
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
16-19
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
4,764
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
46%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$8,720
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100724
Number of Online Programs Offered
4
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
13%
University of Alabama System Office
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
500 University Blvd. East
City
Tuscaloosa
State
AL
Zip Code
35401
Website
www.uasystem.ua.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
N/A
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$0
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
N/A
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
The University of Alabama
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
739 University Blvd
City
Tuscaloosa
State
AL
Zip Code
35487
Website
www.ua.edu/
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
490-600
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
490-610
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
480-600
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
22-31
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
31,958
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$40
Admission Rate
54%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$10,170
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100751
Number of Online Programs Offered
30
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
26%
Central Alabama Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1675 Cherokee Rd
City
Alexander City
State
AL
Zip Code
35010
Website
www.cacc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,787
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100760
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
35%
Athens State University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
300 N Beaty St
City
Athens
State
AL
Zip Code
35611
Website
www.athens.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
3,041
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
N/A
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$6,270
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100812
Number of Online Programs Offered
10
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
89%
Auburn University at Montgomery
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
7440 East Drive
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36117
Website
www.aum.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
450-520
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
470-540
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
19-23
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
4,257
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
79%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$9,350
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100830
Number of Online Programs Offered
12
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
32%
Auburn University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
N/A
City
Auburn
State
AL
Zip Code
36849
Website
www.auburn.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
530-630
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
540-650
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
520-620
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
24-30
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
21,786
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$50
Admission Rate
78%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$10,424
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100858
Number of Online Programs Offered
26
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
16%
Birmingham Southern College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
900 Arkadelphia Road
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip Code
35254
Website
www.bsc.edu/
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
480-590
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
500-610
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
23-29
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,346
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$50
Admission Rate
53%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$33,128
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
100937
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
2602 College Drive
City
Phenix City
State
AL
Zip Code
36869
Website
www.cv.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,665
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,380
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101028
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
19%
Concordia College Alabama
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1712 Broad Street
City
Selma
State
AL
Zip Code
36701
Website
www.ccal.edu/
Test Scores
Recommended
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
487
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
40%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$10,120
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101073
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
35%
Enterprise State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
600 Plaza Drive
City
Enterprise
State
AL
Zip Code
36330
Website
www.escc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,882
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101143
Number of Online Programs Offered
1
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
35%
James H Faulkner State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1900 US Hwy 31 S
City
Bay Minette
State
AL
Zip Code
36507
Website
www.faulknerstate.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
4,580
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101161
Number of Online Programs Offered
1
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
42%
Faulkner University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
5345 Atlanta Hwy
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36109
Website
www.faulkner.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
430-520
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
440-510
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
430-510
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
18-24
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
2,564
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
57%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$19,280
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101189
Number of Online Programs Offered
20
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
47%
Gadsden State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1001 George Wallace Dr
City
Gadsden
State
AL
Zip Code
35903
Website
www.gadsdenstate.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
5,018
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,020
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101240
Number of Online Programs Offered
4
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
41%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1141 Wallace Drive
City
Dothan
State
AL
Zip Code
36303
Website
www.wallace.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
4,769
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,260
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101286
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
19%
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
801 Main St NW
City
Hanceville
State
AL
Zip Code
35077
Website
www.wallacestate.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
5,418
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101295
Number of Online Programs Offered
3
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
42%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
City
Selma
State
AL
Zip Code
36703
Website
www.wccs.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,591
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,020
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101301
Number of Online Programs Offered
3
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
50%
Huntingdon College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1500 East Fairview Avenue
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Zip Code
36106
Website
www.huntingdon.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
440-550
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
450-568
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
19-23
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,166
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
58%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$23,021
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101435
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Heritage Christian University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
3625 Helton Dr
City
Florence
State
AL
Zip Code
35630
Website
www.hcu.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
380-660
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
400-610
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
300-560
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
14-17
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
58
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
70%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$9,792
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101453
Number of Online Programs Offered
4
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
66%
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
3421 Meridian St N
City
Huntsville
State
AL
Zip Code
35811
Website
www.drakestate.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
996
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,290
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101462
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
21%
J F Ingram State Technical College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
5375 Ingram Rd
City
Deatsville
State
AL
Zip Code
36022
Website
www.istc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
N/A
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
422
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,824
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101471
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Jacksonville State University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
700 Pelham Road North
City
Jacksonville
State
AL
Zip Code
36265
Website
www.jsu.edu/
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
450-550
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
440-550
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
20-26
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
7,383
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$35
Admission Rate
67%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$9,300
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101480
Number of Online Programs Offered
19
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
17%
Jefferson Davis Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
220 Alco Dr
City
Brewton
State
AL
Zip Code
36426
Website
www.jdcc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,098
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,028
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101499
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
28%
Jefferson State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
2601 Carson Rd
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip Code
35215
Website
www.jeffstateonline.com
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
8,821
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,380
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101505
Number of Online Programs Offered
13
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
34%
John C Calhoun State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
6250 U S Highway 31 N
City
Tanner
State
AL
Zip Code
35671
Website
www.calhoun.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
9,985
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101514
Number of Online Programs Offered
3
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
42%
Judson College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
302 Bibb St
City
Marion
State
AL
Zip Code
36756
Website
www.judson.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
480-560
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
400-660
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
19-25
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Remote
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
374
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$42
Admission Rate
63%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$16,868
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101541
Number of Online Programs Offered
14
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
24%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
3060 Wilson Rd SW
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip Code
35221
Website
www.lawsonstate.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
3,172
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101569
Number of Online Programs Offered
1
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
24%
University of West Alabama
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
Station One
City
Livingston
State
AL
Zip Code
35470
Website
www.uwa.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
430-530
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
360-560
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
420-530
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
18-21
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Remote
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,915
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
73%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$8,734
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101587
Number of Online Programs Offered
21
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
53%
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1000 Dannelly Blvd.
City
Andalusia
State
AL
Zip Code
36420
Website
www.lbwcc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,732
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101602
Number of Online Programs Offered
2
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
40%
Marion Military Institute
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1101 Washington St
City
Marion
State
AL
Zip Code
36756
Website
www.marionmilitary.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
480-580
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
500-600
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
19-26
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Remote
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
457
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
59%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$8,778
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101648
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
Miles College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
5500 Myron Massey Blvd
City
Fairfield
State
AL
Zip Code
35064
Website
www.miles.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Suburb: Large
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,873
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$11,604
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101675
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
University of Mobile
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
5735 College Parkway Drive
City
Mobile
State
AL
Zip Code
36613
Website
www.umobile.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
430-540
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
420-580
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
19-25
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,442
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
61%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$20,470
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101693
Number of Online Programs Offered
5
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
39%
University of Montevallo
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
Station 6001
City
Montevallo
State
AL
Zip Code
35115
Website
www.montevallo.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
455-595
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
475-580
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
470-585
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
20-26
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Suburb: Large
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
2,564
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$30
Admission Rate
70%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$11,410
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101709
Number of Online Programs Offered
1
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
11%
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
800 George Wallace Blvd
City
Muscle Shoals
State
AL
Zip Code
35661
Website
www.nwscc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Small
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
3,700
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,291
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101736
Number of Online Programs Offered
2
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
25%
Northeast Alabama Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
138 Highway 35
City
Rainsville
State
AL
Zip Code
35986
Website
www.nacc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Distant
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
2,700
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101897
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
45%
Oakwood University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
City
Huntsville
State
AL
Zip Code
35896
Website
www.oakwood.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
410-540
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
380-500
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
17-22
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,703
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
47%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$16,720
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101912
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
4%
Alabama Southern Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
2800 South Alabama Avenue
City
Monroeville
State
AL
Zip Code
36460
Website
www.ascc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
1,386
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101949
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
23%
Prince Institute-Southeast
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
596 W Lamont Rd
City
Elmhurst
State
IL
Zip Code
60126
Website
princeinstitute.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Private for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
25
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$25
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$10,485
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101958
Number of Online Programs Offered
4
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
100%
Reid State Technical College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
I65 and Hwy 83
City
Evergreen
State
AL
Zip Code
36401
Website
www.rstc.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Rural: Fringe
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
571
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,380
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
101994
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
60%
Bishop State Community College
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
351 North Broad Street
City
Mobile
State
AL
Zip Code
36603
Website
www.bishop.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
City: Midsize
School Type
Public
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
3,111
UnderGraduate Application Fee
N/A
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
No
In-State Tution & Fees
$4,320
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
102030
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
17%
Samford University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
800 Lakeshore Drive
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip Code
35229
Website
www.samford.edu
Test Scores
Required
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
500-610
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
490-610
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
500-610
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
23-29
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Suburb: Large
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
3,168
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$40
Admission Rate
93%
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$28,370
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
102049
Number of Online Programs Offered
6
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
24%
Selma University
Basic Information
Test Score Data
Address
1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall
City
Selma
State
AL
Zip Code
36701
Website
selmauniversity.edu
Test Scores
N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Critical Math 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th Percentile
N/A
Campus/School Overview
Campus Environment
Town: Distant
School Type
Private not-for-profit
Total UnderGraduate Enrollment
314
UnderGraduate Application Fee
$20
Admission Rate
Open
Offers On-Campus Housing
Yes
In-State Tution & Fees
$6,190
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
102058
Number of Online Programs Offered
0
Percent of Students Enrolled in Online Classes
N/A
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