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Online Vocational
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Online Vocational & Degree Programs

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Early vocational degrees may have focused on carpentry, welding and other manual trades, but today's campus-based and online vocational schools can train students in dozens of career disciplines. Here are just a few of the fields where vocational degrees can get you in the door:

  • Accounting
  • Information technology
  • Criminal justice
  • Electronics
  • Health science
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal
  • Web design

Whether you're looking to change careers or take your first steps into the workforce, programs at traditional or online vocational schools are there to help you make sure you're prepared.

What exactly are vocational programs?

The easiest way to describe the difference between vocational schools and traditional colleges and universities is that vocational schools stop short of awarding four-year academic degrees. Some may exclusively confer professional certificates, while others may offer a mix of programs that culminate separately in certificates or associate degrees.

Career skills taught at vocational schools also tend to be more hands-on. Workers who primarily operate equipment, follow procedural templates or work specifically with a trade-standard symbol set can usually learn their necessary skills in vocational programs, while those who write reports, take on supervisory roles or participate in decisions about a company's overall direction are more likely to need a four-year degree or higher.

Top industries for vocational degrees

Data published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that health care and the health sciences have some of the highest employment numbers among vocational fields. According to BLS reports, the workforce will support approximately 3,238,400 registered nurses by 2022 — an increase of more than 500,000 over the 2012 total — and employment of medical secretaries, sonographers and physical and occupational therapy assistants is expected to grow between 36 and 46 percent in all cases.

Many non-medical vocational degrees have a bright outlook over the next several years as well, particularly in trades that relate to construction. Brick, block and stone masons are slated for a 35 percent increase in employment by 2022, which the BLS expects to lead to around 25,000 new jobs, and jobs for helpers of electricians are projected to grow at a rate of about 37 percent.

Position
Employment (2016)
Average Salary
(2016)
Expected Job Growth
(2014-2024)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses702,400$44,84016.3%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors260,670$57,6208.2%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary116,430$55,7306.6%
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Campus-based vs. online vocational schools

Instruction in a greater and greater variety of subjects is being designed for the virtual classroom, and programs that lead to vocational degrees are no exception. One fact that's particularly surprising about online vocational schools is that their available certificates often go beyond the sort of white-collar, office-oriented career training you might expect.

Even though it may seem difficult to deliver practical training in applied sciences via distance education, advancements in multimedia and broadband technology have made it possible to replace certain hands-on experiences with virtual substitutes. Vocational schools across the country have begun to offer online certificates in such subjects as carpentry, automotive technology and dental assisting.

Are vocational programs a good fit for you?

Whether or not an individual program is a good fit for an individual student has a lot to do with the specific characteristics of the student and the program, but there are general conditions under which pursuing vocational training might be especially appropriate. Here are a few examples of situations where vocational degrees can offer their greatest benefit:

  • You're younger, maybe just out of high school, and you want to give your earning power a boost while you take time to make careful decisions about continuing your education
  • You're on the entry level of an occupation and want to formalize your dedication to growing your skills and moving up the professional ladder
  • You're a working professional, unfulfilled by the direction your bachelor's degree has taken you and willing to invest time in developing the necessary skills for a career change

It's also the case that skilled trades have the reputation for job security that's often lacking in the layoff-prone office and administrative culture. Degrees from traditional and online vocational schools aren't immune to volatility in workforce demand, by any means, but the skill-sets learned through vocational training and experience have a way of retaining their value across a spectrum of economic circumstances.

Q&A with an expert

David Ruggieri, president of Florida Technical College
David Ruggieri
President of Florida Technical College
Q:

What types of people are best cut out for vocational training and careers?

A:

People who enjoy creating and making things, or working with their hands in general, are best suited for vocational careers

Q:

Do you see a good number of nontraditional students going back to school to attend vocational programs? What reasons do they typically have for doing so?

A:

Yes. Nontraditional students are a majority of the students we see coming back to school. Many of them do so because they realize the job market is very favorable to people who have vocational skills. They know so, because they have tried to make it without vocational training and they have been unable to grow professionally. The job security of a trade has always been good even in an evolving global economic landscape.

Q:

What are a few things that students should keep in mind when considering a vocational career, or deciding which to pursue?

A:

The main thing they should consider is whether or not they can see themselves working at that job for the next 20 years. Start with the end in mind. What you want to be and how you accomplish it. Choose a career path that makes you happy and pays the bills.

Q:

How can students best prepare for vocational training/programs?

A:

Visit three to four schools. Don't get sold on the appearance, don't get sold on the first sales pitch. Decide which school can help you achieve your goal best and has what it takes to guide you along the way. It has to feel good if you are to persevere.

Q:

What's the most important thing you've learned in your time working with students in vocational programs?

A:

That a student that is committed to success can achieve success and have a fulfilling vocational career. Education is the great equalizer. It doesn't automatically deliver success but it is indispensable to achieve it.

Top states and regions for vocational careers

Many of the most popular careers for graduates of vocational programs tend to be most widely available in high-population states — Texas, New York and California make the top five in total employment for nearly every vocational career — although salary expectations can sometimes be another matter.

Registered nurses in Hawaii, for example, earned a higher mean annual wage in 2014 than their counterparts in all U.S. states but California, pulling in $18,500 more than the national average for the year. Salaries for skilled masons were highest in Massachusetts in 2014, the BLS reports, where the state mean of $77,630 outdistanced the national annual average by more than $26,000.

Overall, though, data published by the BLS and the College Board combine to suggest that California may be the best state for vocational students. Not only does it offer competitive salaries in numerous vocational fields — especially nursing — but the state's average tuition cost at public two-year colleges was lowest in the nation in 2014. New Mexico placed second for vocational tuition affordability on the recent College Board report, followed by Texas in a distant third.

Check out the vocational schools below to get started on your vocational career path of choice today.

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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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