The price of education: Which 2-year Alabama schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Alabama residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Gadsden State Community College, George C Wallace State Community College-Selma and Southern Union State Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden
4,979
$3,840
2
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
Selma
1,471
$4,440
3
Southern Union State Community College
Wadley
4,828
$4,440
4
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa
4,607
$4,467
5
H Councill Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery
1,845
$4,650
6
George C Wallace Community College-Dothan
Dothan
4,645
$4,680
7
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville
752
$4,710
8
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Shoals
3,440
$4,711
9
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
City
1,424
$4,738
10
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia
1,838
$4,740
11
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Birmingham
3,248
$4,740
12
Central Alabama Community College
City
1,835
$4,740
13
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise
1,778
$4,740
14
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
Hanceville
5,301
$4,740
15
Coastal Alabama Community College
Minette
4,968
$4,740
16
Bishop State Community College
Mobile
3,233
$4,740
17
Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville
2,736
$4,740
18
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham
8,840
$4,800
19
Snead State Community College
Boaz
2,220
$4,800
20
Reid State Technical College
Evergreen
392
$4,800
21
John C Calhoun State Community College
Tanner
9,861
$4,820
22
Bevill State Community College
Jasper
3,872
$5,086
23
J F Ingram State Technical College
Deatsville
449
$5,328
24
Marion Military Institute
Marion
446
$9,418
25
University Academy of Hair Design
Northport
50
$9,511
26
Alabama State College of Barber Styling
Gardendale
13
$9,825
27
Mitchell Cosmetology College
Alabaster
18
$10,080
28
New Beginning College of Cosmetology
Albertville
83
$11,040
29
Fortis Institute-Birmingham
Birmingham
451
$13,317
30
Fortis College-Montgomery
Montgomery
207
$14,628
31
Fortis College
Mobile
375
$14,664
32
Fortis College-Foley
Foley
149
$14,811
33
Fortis College-Dothan
Dothan
189
$15,041
34
Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology
Jackson
25
$15,417
35
Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville
Huntsville
159
$15,740
36
Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham
Hoover
105
$16,000
37
Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville
Madison
125
$16,000
38
Blue Cliff Career College
Mobile
69
$16,025
39
The Salon Professional Academy-Huntsville
Huntsville
57
$17,630

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Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology Alabama State College of Barber Styling Bevill State Community College Bishop State Community College Blue Cliff Career College Central Alabama Community College Chattahoochee Valley Community College Coastal Alabama Community College Enterprise State Community College Fortis College Fortis College-Dothan Fortis College-Foley Fortis College-Montgomery Fortis Institute-Birmingham Gadsden State Community College George C Wallace Community College-Dothan George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville George C. Wallace State Community College-Selma H. Councill Trenholm State Community College J F Ingram State Technical College J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College Jefferson State Community College John C Calhoun State Community College Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Lurleen B Wallace Community College Marion Military Institute Mitchell Cosmetology College New Beginning College of Cosmetology Northeast Alabama Community College Northwest-Shoals Community College Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville Reid State Technical College Ross Medical Education Center-Huntsville Shelton State Community College Snead State Community College Southern Union State Community College The Salon Professional Academy-Huntsville University Academy of Hair Design

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