Students

Dual Enrollment

Earn College Credit in High School

Same courses, half the cost. Start smart with dual enrollment at your local community college. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can earn college credit while still attending high school.

Cost Savings

Pay less than half the cost for many courses being taught at four-year colleges and universities.

Simultaneous Credit

Coursework counts for high school and college, at the same time.

Experience

Experience college early. Ease the transition when graduating high school.

Achievement

Dual enrollment students are more likely to enroll in college right out of high school, earning a higher GPA in their first year of college.

Community College

The Alabama Community College System is Alabama’s home for real-life education. Community college is your smart start to affordable, high-quality education and training. Explore the college experience, close to home, at one of Alabama’s 24 community colleges.

Alabama State Universities

4 Year Degrees

Many state universities exist in Alabama that provide higher education to help you succeed in Alabama’s workforce. These universities offer short-term certificates or credentials.

Auburn University at Montgomery provides quality and diverse educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels through use of traditional and electronic delivery systems, fostering and supporting an environment conducive to teaching, research, scholarship, and collaboration with government agencies, our community, and other educational institutions.

The University of Alabama is steeped in tradition and success. Legends have been made in our academic halls, on our athletic fields and courts, and in our endeavors to shape a better world through our teaching, research and service. Where Legends Are Made is about the past, present and future of The University of Alabama.

As a center of excellence, the Alabama A&M University is dedicated to providing a student-centered educational environment for the emergence of scholars, scientists, leaders and critical thinkers, who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global society.

Alabama State University is a student-centered public HBCU committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. ASU provides a nurturing, holistic learning environment focused on developing students, on campus and virtually, to be global change agents. ASU embraces CommUniversity and philanthropy to create dynamic relationships for positive community impact.

Athens State University advances the best interests of its students and the State of Alabama through teaching, service, research, and other creative activities to empower students to make valuable contributions in their professional, civic, educational, and economic endeavors. Through innovative communication and course delivery for high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs, Athens State University provides a supportive environment for each student, demonstrating the importance of the diverse and interdependent nature of our state and society. Athens State University changes the face of Alabama by changing the lives of its students.

Auburn University is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students. Since opening its doors in 1856, Auburn University has awarded more than 300,000 academic degrees. Our Alumni Association is one of the strongest in the SEC with 45,000 members.

Jacksonville State University offers an immersive, learning-centered environment that equips students with real-world knowledge and skills for a successful future. We prioritize a diverse and inclusive campus, fostering strong partnerships and a vibrant community that enriches student experiences. Through our commitment to financial stability, diverse enrollment, and innovative education, we help students become compassionate leaders, engaged citizens, and future-ready professionals.

The University of Montevallo provides a premier educational experience characterized by distinguished degree programs, personalized instruction delivered by highly qualified faculty and affordable tuition. Enriched by an array of opportunities, the UM experience prepares students to enter graduate or professional school or to begin their careers with an understanding of how to succeed in a constantly changing and complex world.

At the University of North Alabama, you’ll receive a top-notch education taught by faculty dedicated to their field and to their students. We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, and concentrations, with on-campus, online, and hybrid options available.

We’re the University of South Alabama. South, for short. Home to nearly 15,000 students and more than 100 academic programs, our University is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world.

Troy University is a public institution comprised of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide. International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to include doctoral programs, for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and emerging electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services which promote the welfare of the individual student.

UAB serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery, knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are a leader among comprehensive public urban research universities with academic medical centers.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a research-intensive, internationally recognized technological university serving Alabama and beyond. Our mission is to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge, while educating individuals in leadership, innovation, critical thinking, and civic responsibility and inspiring a passion for learning.

At UWA, you’ll explore a variety of options, and with the guidance of your professors, you’ll find the path that best suits your passion, and your enthusiasm for learning will translate into a more meaningful college experience. By pursuing your passions and building the foundation of your career, you will be empowered to shape the world. Are you ready to do something that matters?

Student Resources

Youth Programs

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds provide services including programs for out-of-school youth that lack basic skills and are unemployed or underemployed and assistance for those with disabilities.

Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs

Alabama’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide our high school students with job readiness skills and employability training. Students who complete CTE programs gain industry recognized credentials and demonstrate immediate readiness to enter the world of work.

K-12 Career Coach

Did you know that each high school in Alabama has a Career Coach to help students to prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st Century? Find your Career Coach here.

Alabama GRIT

Graduate Ready. Impact Tomorrow., is a team of Alabama parents, educators, business leaders, military personnel, and other civic leaders who work together to ensure all of Alabama’s children have an opportunity to graduate from any of Alabama’s schools prepared for REAL LIFE– whether they are beginning college or a career.

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