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So you're from Huntsville, AL?

Fortunately for you, Huntsville, AL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Huntsville College and University Demographics

Huntsville's 6 colleges and universities offer a total of 143 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from music theory and composition to engineering, other to medical/clinical assistant.

University of Alabama in Huntsville is the top-ranked school in Huntsville. It was ranked 71st in the nation in 2010. University of Alabama in Huntsville has a student population of approximately 7,681. BSN is the most popular course of study at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Huntsville colleges and universities is $8,263 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Huntsville, compare the tuition at Oakwood University, which charges students $14,250 per year, to the tuition at J F Drake State Technical College, which charges students $3,270 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Huntsville colleges received an estimated $19,387,207 in financial aid. Of this aid, $18,813,500 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $10,724,514, which was given by University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Huntsville Student Demographics

Approximately 4% of Alabama students were enrolled in Huntsville colleges in 2010. That is 11,861 students. The school with the highest number of student enrolled in Huntsville was University of Alabama in Huntsville, with 7,681 students. Huntsville Bible College, with only 72 students, had the lowest total enrollment in Huntsville.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 65% of students who enroll as first year students at Huntsville schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Huntsville schools is approximately 54%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Virginia College-Huntsville has a graduation rate of 56%, while J F Drake State Technical College has a graduation rate of 18%.

Diversity

Of the 11,861 students attending Huntsville schools, 51% are female. The ratio of Huntsville students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 81 to 100. For every 100 Huntsville college students, 46 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Huntsville Bible College, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Huntsville.

Huntsville Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Huntsville colleges and universities was 1,960. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Huntsville schools. And 28% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Huntsville schools was 1 to 7 in 2009. Judson College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Huntsville.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 6,000 $23,860 $25,000 -16.9%
2
Registered Nurses 4,180 $58,060 $67,720 12.1%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,980 $32,410 $32,000 17.4%
4
General and Operations Managers 3,560 $114,010 $113,100 34.8%
5
Logisticians 2,520 $83,920 $73,510 1160.0%
6
Office Clerks, General 2,420 $22,630 $28,240 -37.0%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2,380 $36,670 $39,890 30.8%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,370 $50,800 $54,330 18.5%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,250 $51,430 $50,770 12.5%
10
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,070 $31,730 $35,340 6.2%
11
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,950 $73,520 $60,160 32.7%
12
Accountants and Auditors 1,870 $65,140 $68,960 19.9%
13
Software Developers, Applications 1,800 $88,940 $90,410
14
Electrical Engineers 1,690 $92,660 $87,770 64.1%
15
Computer Programmers 1,690 $75,810 $74,900
16
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,650 $23,280 $25,140 34.1%
17
Security Guards 1,650 $28,090 $26,870 -3.5%
18
Management Analysts 1,640 $95,750 $87,260 22.4%
19
Cooks, Restaurant 1,610 $21,930 $23,260 140.3%
20
Mechanical Engineers 1,340 $85,620 $82,480 39.6%
21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,150 $53,040 $56,690 -11.5%
22
Computer Hardware Engineers 1,120 $97,270 $101,600 69.7%
23
Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,090 $121,930 $125,900 -14.8%
24
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,090 $47,040 $45,860 -7.6%
25
Construction Laborers 1,030 $27,340 $33,590 39.2%
26
Cooks, Fast Food 970 $17,750 $18,540 -16.4%
27
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 910 $36,350 $41,360 13.8%
28
Home Health Aides 890 $18,110 $21,760 7.2%
29
Civil Engineers 880 $98,230 $82,280 104.7%
30
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 810 $36,020 $38,200 2.5%
31
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 810 $47,070 $54,880 97.6%
32
Computer and Information Systems Managers 800 $113,940 $123,280 6.7%
33
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 690 $45,430 $55,620 -4.2%
34
Electricians 690 $37,700 $51,810 -4.2%
35
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 670 $22,660 $24,180 0.0%
36
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 660 $49,730 $62,260 8.2%
37
Billing and Posting Clerks 600 $30,940 $33,270 17.6%
38
Medical Assistants 570 $25,880 $29,760 72.7%
39
Budget Analysts 540 $77,290 $70,660 22.7%
40
Financial Managers 540 $110,500 $116,970 5.9%
41
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 530 $23,980 $26,510 23.3%
42
Carpenters 530 $30,790 $43,890 6.0%
43
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 530 $241,650 $180,870 152.4%
44
Construction and Building Inspectors 510 $52,350 $54,320 325.0%
45
Dental Hygienists 510 $48,600 $68,680 37.8%
46
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $41,050 $50,360 31.4%
47
Lawyers 420 $128,950 $129,440 -19.2%
48
Pharmacy Technicians 410 $26,700 $29,330 32.3%
49
Technical Writers 400 $57,330 $66,240 29.0%
50
Managers, All Other 360 $105,150 $102,160 -29.4%