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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Alabama

3 Colleges
322 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,565 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in AlabamaWith 322 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities is the #21 most popular major in Alabama. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.7% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Alabama ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Alabama

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Alabama

Our rankings recognize University of Alabama at Birmingham as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a fairly large student population. UAB not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Alabama list.

It takes the average student at UAB about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,867. This means that the average student pays around $125,680 to get a bachelor’s degree from UAB. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Our rankings recognize Jacksonville State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Jacksonville State University, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Alabama ranking.

At Jacksonville State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and it costs about $21,294 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University is about $101,147. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Alabama A & M University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. AAMU is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Normal. As a testament to the quality of education offered at AAMU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Alabama ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at AAMU is 5.1 years, and it costs about $21,533 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from AAMU be around $110,034. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
West Virginia 1,154
Tennessee 1,084
North Carolina 929
South Carolina 437
Louisiana 1,139
Kentucky 1,015
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 322

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,110
English Language & Literature 546
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 263
Philosophy & Religious Studies 124
Theology & Religious Vocations 71

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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