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Schools Offering Language Programs in Alabama

Around 0.2% of Alabama's graduates graduate from language degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 218 language professionals graduate from Alabama's 15 language schools.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a language program. It is located in Auburn University. 71 students graduated with a degree in language from Auburn University in 2010. The tuition rate at Auburn University was $7,900 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a language program is Birmingham Southern College. Birmingham Southern College, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Birmingham Southern College graduated 3 students from its language program. The tuition rate at Birmingham Southern College was $27,890 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama with a language program is Spring Hill College, which is located in Mobile. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. Spring Hill College charged in-state students $26,730 in tuition fees per year.


Language schools in Alabama, charge students an average tuition of $11,376 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,890 per year, or as little as $5,424 per year. In 2010, the language schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alabama 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 following Alabama language schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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

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

The largest populations of Alabama language professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Bibb County - 440 language professionals
  2. Limestone County - 250 language professionals
  3. Mobile County - 200 language professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,540 language professionals will be working in Alabama. This would require the number of language professional to grow by 19%.


language professionals in Alabama make an average of $49,200 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama language professional earned as little as less than $17,210 per year or as much as more than $133,720 per year. The counties in Alabama with the highest average salary for language professionals are:

  1. Baldwin County - $81,010 per year
  2. Geneva County - $69,980 per year
  3. Etowah County - $68,520 per year

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

  1. Limestone County - $46,903 per year
  2. Mobile County - $54,020 per year
  3. Bullock County - $54,500 per year

On average, the highest paid language professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $64,180 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $48,460 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $34,960 per year

The language professionals with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $48,460 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $34,960 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in language and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as English or education.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,080 $48,460 -6.1%
Speech-Language Pathologists 840 $64,180 -1.2%
Interpreters and Translators 210 $34,960 90.9%

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