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Fortunately for you, Montgomery, 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!


 

Montgomery College and University Demographics

The 11 colleges and universities in Montgomery offer 270 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from history teacher education to outdoor education to metallurgical technology/technician.

Montgomery's top-ranked school is Huntingdon College. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 44th. Approximately 1,075 students are currently enrolled at Huntingdon College. Approximately 63% of students studying at Huntingdon College choose to study Business, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Montgomery schools charge an average tuition of $8,844 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Montgomery, compare the tuition at Huntingdon College, which charges students $20,990 per year, to the tuition at H Councill Trenholm State Technical College, which charges students $3,270 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $51,040,272 in financial aid was received by students at Montgomery colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $50,311,283 of this aid. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Montgomery was Alabama State University, which gave students $21,175,391 in institutional financial aid.

Montgomery Student Demographics

Approximately 6% of Alabama students were enrolled in Montgomery colleges in 2010. That is 20,190 students. Auburn University at Montgomery had the most number of students of any college in Montgomery, with 5,567 students. Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc, with 63 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Montgomery colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 71%. For every 100 students who enroll in Montgomery schools, 23 eventually graduate. Huntingdon College has the highest graduation rate in Montgomery, with 46% of students graduating. Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc has the lowest rate, with 14% graduating.

Diversity

Of the 20,190 students attending Montgomery schools, 22% are female. 67% of Montgomery college students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 29 in 100 college students in Montgomery identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The Montgomery school with the highest percentage of minority students was Alabama State University, with 97% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Montgomery Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Montgomery colleges and universities employed a total of 13,064 faculty. 49% of faculty members at Montgomery schools were female. 31% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, Montgomery colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 27 students. Judson College had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Montgomery, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 4,990 $24,350 $25,000 5.7%
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,460 $31,040 $32,000 37.7%
3
Office Clerks, General 3,760 $22,500 $28,240 -18.4%
4
Registered Nurses 3,170 $61,180 $67,720 2.3%
5
General and Operations Managers 2,630 $104,070 $113,100 12.4%
6
Accountants and Auditors 2,120 $61,330 $68,960 9.8%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,120 $47,260 $50,770 -2.3%
8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,020 $32,320 $35,340 -15.8%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,920 $34,410 $39,890 21.5%
10
Security Guards 1,630 $22,940 $26,870 10.1%
11
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,560 $45,420 $54,330 -6.6%
12
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $20,920 $25,140 0.0%
13
Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,220 n/a $42,780 27.1%
14
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,180 $35,440 $41,360 -8.5%
15
Cooks, Restaurant 1,180 $19,330 $23,260 53.2%
16
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,050 $40,030 $55,620 -4.5%
17
Lawyers 850 $100,660 $129,440 -8.6%
18
Construction Laborers 820 $25,980 $33,590 -23.4%
19
Cooks, Fast Food 810 $16,950 $18,540 -20.6%
20
Home Health Aides 810 $18,520 $21,760 37.3%
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 790 $32,110 $38,200 5.3%
22
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 750 $45,150 $45,860 -35.3%
23
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 710 $18,270 $24,180 -35.5%
24
Medical Assistants 680 $24,090 $29,760 83.8%
25
Carpenters 660 $31,050 $43,890 3.1%
26
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 610 $49,680 $62,260 -40.2%
27
Pharmacy Technicians 600 $26,060 $29,330 5.3%
28
Civil Engineers 580 $67,970 $82,280 123.1%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks 500 $30,080 $33,270 -13.8%
30
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 490 $47,780 $43,850 -2.0%
31
Financial Managers 490 $94,370 $116,970 -16.9%
32
Management Analysts 470 $62,600 $87,260 80.8%
33
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 440 $55,460 $60,160 29.4%
34
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 430 $25,560 $29,200 0.0%
35
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $28,940 $26,510 -4.7%
36
Electricians 400 $36,360 $51,810 -56.0%
37
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 350 $34,150 $35,920 45.8%
38
Computer Programmers 350 $69,610 $74,900
39
Loan Officers 340 $55,240 $65,900 -27.7%
40
Medical Secretaries 330 $26,280 $31,820 -21.4%
41
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 320 $35,570 $44,860 39.1%
42
Legal Secretaries 310 $32,270 $43,270 -46.6%
43
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $43,490 $49,640 47.6%
44
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 290 $52,170 $67,810 0.0%
45
Instructional Coordinators 290 $75,080 $61,270 16.0%
46
Dental Hygienists 290 $44,590 $68,680 93.3%
47
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $38,030 $37,900 0.0%
48
Managers, All Other 280 $90,640 $102,160 -51.7%
49
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 $26,840 $35,010 3.7%
50
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $44,980 $50,360 -44.0%