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2021 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama

10 Colleges
1,472 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,610 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Psychology Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in AlabamaPsychology is one of the most popular subjects to study in Alabama. With 1,472 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 1.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama ranking, we looked at 10 colleges that offer a bachelor's in psychology. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent psychology programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the psychology program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Psychology Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama

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Top 10 Best Psychology Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Alabama at Birmingham has taken the #1 spot in this year's psychology ranking for non-traditional students. UAB is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham. UAB did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.7%. There are approximately 6,935 students at UAB that take at least one class online. About 7,703 of the students at UAB are attending part time. UAB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Alabama. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UA also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list, coming in at #1.

About 5.1% of UA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 11,148 students take at least one class online at UA. About 5,352 of the students at UA are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. TROY is a large public school located in the town of Troy. TROY did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list.

6,548 of TROY students are exclusively distance learners. 6,676 of TROY students are attending part time. TROY does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our rankings recognize Auburn University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Auburn is a very large public school located in the city of Auburn. Auburn did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list.

About 3.6% of Auburn students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 5,589 students at Auburn that take at least one class online. 4,634 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of South Alabama comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. USA is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Mobile. USA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list.

The student loan default rate at USA is lower than is typical, just 8.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,671 students take at least one class online at USA. 2,511 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Auburn University at Montgomery earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. AUM is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Montgomery. AUM also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list, coming in at #8.

There are approximately 1,873 students at AUM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,436 part time students in attendance at AUM. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Jacksonville State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of Jacksonville. Jacksonville State University also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list, coming in at #7.

There are approximately 3,981 students at Jacksonville State University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,772 part time students in attendance at Jacksonville State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Montevallo. Montevallo is a small public school located in the large suburb of Montevallo. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Montevallo has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama ranking.

The student loan default rate at Montevallo is lower than is typical, just 7.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 615 students take at least one class online at Montevallo. About 410 of the students at Montevallo are attending part time. Montevallo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Alabama State University. Alabama State is a small public school located in the city of Montgomery.

437 students at Alabama State are exclusively online. 479 students are part time. Alabama State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Tuskegee, Tuskegee is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Tuskegee also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in Alabama list, coming in at #9.

About 119 of the students at Tuskegee are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Psychology Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Psychology Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 872
Florida 7,399
Virginia 4,221
Georgia 3,467
West Virginia 749
Tennessee 1,889
North Carolina 3,623
South Carolina 1,543
Louisiana 1,313
Kentucky 1,407
Arkansas 855

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 1,499
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 330
Child Development & Psychology 31
Other Psychology 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 4,483
Communication & Journalism 1,899
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 1,371
Social Sciences 1,359
History 523

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 10 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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