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Photography in Alabama

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Alabama

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Alabama students graduate with degrees in photography. In other words, every year an estimated 1 photographers graduate from Alabama's 2 photography schools.

Top Schools

Oakwood University, which is located in Huntsville, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in photography from Oakwood University in 2010. Tuition at Oakwood University was $14,250 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alabama with a photography program is John C Calhoun State Community College, which is located in Tanner. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. 1 students graduated with degree in photography from John C Calhoun State Community College in 2010. Tuition at John C Calhoun State Community College was $3,420 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,835 per year, though tuition can range from $14,250 per year to $3,420 per year. In 2010, the following Alabama photography schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year
  2. John C Calhoun State Community College - located in Tanner, students are charged $3,420 per year

The following Alabama photography schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. John C Calhoun State Community College - located in Tanner, students are charged $3,420 per year
  2. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year

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

Most people who graduate from photography school in Alabama go on to work as a photographer. If you decide to work as a photographer in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 830 Alabama photographers as of 2010. The Alabama counties with the largest populations of photographers are:

  1. Bibb County - 210 photographers
  2. Limestone County - 100 photographers
  3. Mobile County - 80 photographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of photographers in Alabama will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,580 photographers working in Alabama.


A photographer in Alabama earns $26,570 per year on average. But, salaries for photographers can vary. In 2010, photographers made as little as less than $15,900 per year or as much as more than $51,190 per year in Alabama. A photographer in the following Alabama counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Autauga County - $35,010 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $27,200 per year
  3. Bibb County - $27,070 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Greene County - $24,330 per year
  2. Colbert County - $24,680 per year
  3. Mobile County - $25,010 per year

More Information

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

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  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 830 $26,570 13.7%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 110 $40,820 -47.6%

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