Finance in Alabama

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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Alabama


Around 0.7% of Alabama's graduates graduate from finance degree programs every year. That means an estimated 993 finance professionals graduate from Alabama's 19 finance schools each year.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which is located in Auburn University, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 25th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Auburn University graduated 266 students from its finance program. Auburn University charged in-state students $7,900 in tuition fees per year.

Tuskegee University, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a finance program. It is located in Tuskegee Institute. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Tuskegee University finance program. Tuition at Tuskegee University was $16,750 per year.

Alabama A & M University, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a finance program. It is located in Normal. 10 students graduated with degree in finance from Alabama A & M University in 2010. Alabama A & M University charged in-state students $5,800 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama finance school, average tuition will be $8,756 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,630 per year to $21,942 per year. In 2010, the finance schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  2. Tuskegee University - located in Tuskegee Institute, students are charged $16,750 per year
  3. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year

The finance schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Jefferson State Community College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,630 per year
  2. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  3. University of North Alabama - located in Florence, students are charged $5,426 per year

A finance degree from an Alabama school... what next?

finance graduates in Alabama can go into a variety of professions such as auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. Alabama had 26,030 finance professionals in 2010. 970 of these finance professionals were budget analysts, 13,980 were auditors, and 620 were financial quantitative analysts. The Alabama counties with the largest populations of finance professional are:

  1. Bibb County - 9,230 finance professionals
  2. Limestone County - 3,570 finance professionals
  3. Autauga County - 3,420 finance professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 34,820 finance professionals will be working in Alabama. This would require the number of finance professional to grow by 15%.

Salary

finance professionals in Alabama make an average of $67,735 per year. But, salaries for finance professional can vary. In 2010, finance professional made as little as less than $23,910 per year or as much as more than $165,790 per year in Alabama. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for finance professionals:

  1. Greene County - $80,383 per year
  2. Lee County - $78,827 per year
  3. Limestone County - $77,186 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for finance professionals are:

  1. Chambers County - $54,638 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $63,343 per year
  3. Bullock County - $65,192 per year

The finance professionals with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Branch Financial Manager - $103,510 per year
  2. Sales Agent - $86,340 per year
  3. Economist - $73,060 per year

On average, the lowest paid finance professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Credit Analyst - $53,760 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $33,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in finance in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business management or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Finance in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Finance in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Finance in Alabama
  • Certificate in Finance in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Accountants and Auditors 13,980 $60,830 15.0%
2
Financial Managers 4,210 $103,510 -16.8%
3
Loan Officers 3,680 $57,690 -7.3%
4
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 1,350 $86,340 -14.6%
5
Budget Analysts 970 $70,990 21.3%
6
Credit Analysts 650 $53,760 25.0%
7
Financial Specialists, All Other 620 $65,340 -33.3%
8
Credit Counselors 300 $33,570
9
Financial Examiners 230 $72,260 21.1%
10
Economists 40 $73,060 -42.9%
 

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