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Schools Offering Education Programs in Alabama

Each year, approximately 3.7% of Alabama graduates receive degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 5,261 education professionals graduate from Alabama's 29 education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a education program is Auburn University, which is located in Auburn University. In 2010, it was ranked 25th nationwide. In 2010, Auburn University graduated 444 students from its education program. Students at Auburn University paid $7,900 per year in tuition fees.

Birmingham Southern College, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a education program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Birmingham Southern College graduated 6 students from its education program. Tuition at Birmingham Southern College was $27,890 per year.

Spring Hill College, which is located in Mobile, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a education program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Spring Hill College education program. Tuition at Spring Hill College was $26,730 per year.


If you choose to attend a Alabama education school, average tuition will be $10,401 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,424 per year to $27,890 per year. In 2010, the following Alabama education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Spring Hill College - located in Mobile, students are charged $26,730 per year
  3. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  2. University of North Alabama - located in Florence, students are charged $5,426 per year
  3. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year

An education degree from an Alabama school... what next?

education graduates in Alabama can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher. Alabama had 44,480 education professionals in 2010. 1,340 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,910 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 350 were postsecondary teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama education professionals:

  1. Bibb County - 8,910 education professionals
  2. Limestone County - 4,240 education professionals
  3. Mobile County - 3,940 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of education professionals in the state of Alabama will grow to 42,920. This would require a 14% growth in the field.


education professionals in Alabama earn $61,425 per year on average. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $17,720 per year or as much as more than $141,240 per year in Alabama. On average education professional earn the most in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Autauga County - $62,312 per year
  2. Bibb County - $57,757 per year
  3. Bullock County - $55,076 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Colbert County - $42,423 per year
  2. Geneva County - $43,377 per year
  3. Etowah County - $45,015 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $97,350 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $90,100 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $86,920 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $46,160 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $38,330 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, 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 Education in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Education in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Alabama
  • Certificate in Education in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 21,860 $47,840 14.6%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8,520 $47,630 -1.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,520 $47,720 12.5%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,410 $97,350 85.4%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,910 $46,160 30.8%
Instructional Coordinators 1,340 $64,470 28.8%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,080 $48,460 -6.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $86,920 5.5%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 780 $57,500 -1.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 750 $38,330 17.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 460 $73,730 -6.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 390 $90,100 -17.0%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 350 $64,060 -82.6%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 150 $49,680 -16.7%

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