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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama

59 Colleges
$36,842 Avg Salary*
27% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

If you're seeking a diverse and multi-faceted college experience, you've come to the right place. The following rankings were designed specifically to help students discover Alabama schools that value diversity.

Our analysis looked at 59 schools in Alabama to determine which ones were the most diverse. To determine overall diversity, we consider four factors: racial/ethnic makeup of the students, the geographic representation of the students, male to female ratio, and age range.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama

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#1

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama

Our analysis found Columbia Southern University to be the most diverse school in Alabama in this year’s ranking. Columbia Southern University is located in Orange Beach, Alabama and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,339 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The excellent diversity at The University of Alabama helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Alabama. The University of Alabama is a large public school located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that handed out 7,542 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UA go into careers with an average salary of $44,500.

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#3

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Alabama

A rank of #3 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama list means Huntingdon College is a great place for students who value diversity. Montgomery, Alabama is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 265 students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Huntingdon College go into careers with an average salary of $39,900.

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#4

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Auburn University. The school came in at #4 in Alabama on this year’s diversity ranking. Located in Auburn, Alabama, the large , public school awarded 5,370 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Auburn go into careers with an average salary of $48,800.

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#5

Talladega College

Talladega, Alabama

Out of the 59 schools in Alabama that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Talladega College landed the #5 spot on the list. Talladega, Alabama is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 101 students in 2018-2019.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Talladega College go into careers with an average salary of $21,900.

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#6

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama

If you crave a diverse college experience, UAH, coming in at #6 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. UAH is a medium-sized public school situated in Huntsville, Alabama. It awarded 1,348 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UAH go into careers with an average salary of $46,700.

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#7

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the large , public school handed out 2,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 45% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UAB go into careers with an average salary of $41,200.

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#8

Spring Hill College

Mobile, Alabama

Spring Hill College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. Spring Hill College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Mobile, Alabama that handed out 279 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill is $45,100 during the early years of their career.

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#9

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

With a ranking of #9, Birmingham Southern College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama list. Birmingham Southern College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Birmingham, Alabama that handed out 354 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $46,700 during the early years of their career.

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#10

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

University of South Alabama came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. USA is a public institution located in Mobile, Alabama. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,940 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 52% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from USA make an average of $37,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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#11

Marion Military Institute

Marion, Alabama

Coming in at #11 for 2021 overall diversity in Alabama is Marion Military Institute. A small institution, Marion Military Institute is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Marion Military Institute is $42,700 during the early years of their career.

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#12

Troy University

Troy, Alabama

With a ranking of #12, Troy University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama list. Located in Troy, Alabama, the fairly large , public school awarded 2,450 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Roughly 40% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from TROY go into careers with an average salary of $37,000.

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#13

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama

With a ranking of #13, Oakwood University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama list. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 292 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Oakwood go into careers with an average salary of $29,700.

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#14

Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, Alabama

Coming in at #14 for 2021 overall diversity in Alabama is Enterprise-Ozark Community College. A small institution, Enterprise-Ozark Community College is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Enterprise-Ozark Community College is $31,800 during the early years of their career.

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#15

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama

If you crave a diverse college experience, Faulkner, coming in at #15 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Montgomery, Alabama is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 497 students in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 30% falling into the traditional age range. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Faulkner make an average of $35,400 per year during the early years of their career.

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#16

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama

University of Mobile did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking, coming in at #16. University of Mobile is located in Mobile, Alabama and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 281 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Roughly 56% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from University of Mobile go into careers with an average salary of $35,200.

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#17

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama

Coming in at #17 for 2021 overall diversity in Alabama is University of West Alabama. Located in Livingston, Alabama, the medium-sized , public school handed out 319 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 34% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from University of West Alabama make an average of $37,400 a year.

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John C Calhoun State Community College landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. Located in Tanner, Alabama, Calhoun Community College is a medium-sized public school.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Calhoun Community College go into careers with an average salary of $28,000.

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#19

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, Alabama

Coming in at #19 for 2021 overall diversity in Alabama is CVCC. A small institution, CVCC is public.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from CVCC go into careers with an average salary of $28,900.

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#20

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Samford University landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. This medium-sized , private not-for-profit school is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and it awarded 891 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Samford make an average of $49,900 a year.

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#21

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama

If you crave a diverse college experience, AUM, coming in at #21 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the medium-sized , public school handed out 680 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 56% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from AUM make an average of $33,300 per year during the early years of their career.

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#22

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

If you crave a diverse college experience, Shelton State Community College, coming in at #22 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Shelton State Community College is a small public school.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Shelton State Community College make an average of $27,100 per year during the early years of their career.

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#23

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama

If you crave a diverse college experience, Jeff State, coming in at #23 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. A medium-sized institution, Jeff State is public.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Jeff State make an average of $30,600 a year.

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#24

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama

Tuskegee University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. Tuskegee is located in Tuskegee, Alabama and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 403 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee make an average of $35,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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#25

Coastal Alabama Community College

Bay Minette, Alabama

Coastal Alabama Community College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Alabama ranking. Located in Bay Minette, Alabama, Coastal Alabama Community College is a medium-sized public school.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Alabama Community College is $29,100 during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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 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).

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