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Schools Offering English Programs in Alabama

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Alabama students graduate with degrees in English. That means an estimated 628 english professionals graduate from Alabama's 26 English schools each year.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which is located in Auburn University, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a English program. It received a ranking of 25th in the country in 2010. 93 students graduated with a degree in English from Auburn University in 2010. The tuition rate at Auburn University was $7,900 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alabama with a English program is Birmingham Southern College, which is located in Birmingham. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Birmingham Southern College English program. Birmingham Southern College charged in-state students $27,890 in tuition fees per year.

Spring Hill College, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a English program. It is located in Mobile. 4 students graduated with degree in English from Spring Hill College in 2010. Spring Hill College charged in-state students $26,730 in tuition fees per year.


English schools in Alabama, charge students an average tuition of $11,318 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,890 per year, or as little as $5,424 per year. The Alabama English schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 English schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  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 English degree from an Alabama school... what next?

In Alabama, the largest numbers of english professional work in the following counties:

  1. Limestone County - 490 english professionals
  2. Bibb County - 350 english professionals
  3. Chambers County - 80 english professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of english professionals is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,860 english professionals working in Alabama then. Of these 3,860 english professionals, the government predicts that 1,720 will be creative writers, 650 will be technical writers, and 1,490 will be literacy teachers.


On average, english professionals earn a salary of $50,037 per year in Alabama state. But, salaries for english professional can vary. In 2010, english professional made as little as less than $15,970 per year or as much as more than $84,590 per year in Alabama. English professionals in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bullock County - $49,260 per year
  2. Limestone County - $49,215 per year
  3. Autauga County - $47,460 per year

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

  1. Chambers County - $41,540 per year
  2. Mobile County - $42,090 per year
  3. Baldwin County - $43,320 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Creative Writer - $57,920 per year
  2. Technical Writer - $53,860 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $38,330 per year

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

  1. Technical Writer - $53,860 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $38,330 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in English. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as language or creative writing.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in English in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 750 $38,330 17.2%
Technical Writers 730 $53,860 28.1%
Writers and Authors 190 $57,920 -51.3%

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