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2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama

9 Colleges
1,110 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,695 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in AlabamaIn 2018-2019, visual and performing arts students earned 1,110 bachelor's degrees from an Alabama school, making the subject the 10th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.2% of all the visual and performing arts bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama ranking looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in visual and performing arts. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality visual and performing arts programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the visual and performing arts program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying visual and performing arts.

Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama tops the 2021 list of our schools in Alabama that are best for non-traditional visual and performing arts students. UA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UA has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. There are approximately 11,148 students at UA that take at least one class online. 5,352 students are part time. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a very large student population. Auburn also made our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama list, coming in at #2.

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

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University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, UAB is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UAB has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.7%. Approximately 6,935 students take at least one class online at UAB. 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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#4

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

Our rankings recognize University of Montevallo as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Montevallo, Montevallo is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Montevallo has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. Approximately 615 students take at least one class online at Montevallo. There are roughly 410 part time students in attendance at Montevallo. Montevallo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Athens State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Athens, Athens State University is a public college with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at Athens State University is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. 2,049 students at Athens State University are exclusively online. There are roughly 1,815 part time students in attendance at Athens State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of North Alabama landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best visual and performing arts schools for non-traditional students. UNA is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Florence. UNA also made our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama list, coming in at #6.

Approximately 2,762 students take at least one class online at UNA. About 2,190 of the students at UNA are attending 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 landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best visual and performing arts schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized city of Mobile, USA is a public school with a large student population. USA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts 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. There are roughly 2,511 part time students in attendance at USA. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Jacksonville State University. Located in the suburb of Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Jacksonville State University has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama ranking.

Approximately 3,981 students take at least one class online at Jacksonville State University. About 2,772 of the students at Jacksonville State University are attending part time. Jacksonville State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#9

Troy University

Troy, AL

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Troy University. Located in the town of Troy, TROY is a public school with a large student population. TROY not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts in Alabama list.

6,548 of TROY students are exclusively distance learners. 6,676 students are 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 Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 503
Florida 5,238
Virginia 2,601
Georgia 3,172
West Virginia 380
Tennessee 2,119
North Carolina 2,507
South Carolina 1,182
Louisiana 877
Kentucky 945
Arkansas 601

Visual & Performing Arts Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 399
Music 334
Design & Applied Arts 245
Drama & Theater Arts 171
Dance 60

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 5,910
English Language & Literature 633
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 277
Theology & Religious Vocations 184
Philosophy & Religious Studies 144

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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