Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Alabama for 2024


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Psychology Degree Programs in Alabama

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Alabama, there are 25 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 25 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Alabama is 99


Number of Graduates

The 99 psychology programs in Alabama produced 3,407 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Alabama

Alabama Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Alabama

Auburn University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 289
Average Cost to Attend: $31,904
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $14,018
Average Net Price: $23,873
Average Admitted: 71%
Average Enrolled: 27%
Average Graduation Rate: 81%
Student / Faculty: 20 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 72%
Alabama Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #170

The University of Alabama

2021 Psychology Graduates: 672
Average Cost to Attend: $30,184
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $20,604
Average Net Price: $21,263
Average Admitted: 79%
Average Enrolled: 23%
Average Graduation Rate: 72%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 74%
Alabama Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #225

Oakwood University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 29
Average Cost to Attend: $37,548
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,239
Average Net Price: $22,484
Average Admitted: 72%
Average Enrolled: 45%
Average Graduation Rate: 50%
Student / Faculty: 10 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 98%
Alabama Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #443

Samford University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 39
Average Cost to Attend: $51,564
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,401
Average Net Price: $31,871
Average Admitted: 84%
Average Enrolled: 26%
Average Graduation Rate: 79%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 71%
Alabama Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #192

University of North Alabama

2021 Psychology Graduates: 182
Average Cost to Attend: $21,866
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $4,249
Average Net Price: $12,379
Average Admitted: 90%
Average Enrolled: 33%
Average Graduation Rate: 51%
Student / Faculty: 17 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 60%
Alabama Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #553

University of Alabama in Huntsville

2021 Psychology Graduates: 42
Average Cost to Attend: $26,950
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $6,066
Average Net Price: $17,302
Average Admitted: 74%
Average Enrolled: 28%
Average Graduation Rate: 61%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 64%
Alabama Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #491

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2021 Psychology Graduates: 330
Average Cost to Attend: $27,630
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $9,894
Average Net Price: $16,990
Average Admitted: 89%
Average Enrolled: 23%
Average Graduation Rate: 62%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 86%
Alabama Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #577

Troy University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 888
Average Cost to Attend: $22,977
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $9,091
Average Net Price: $12,486
Average Admitted: 95%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 52%
Student / Faculty: 16 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 46%
Alabama Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #751

University of South Alabama

2021 Psychology Graduates: 129
Average Cost to Attend: $22,468
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $6,738
Average Net Price: $14,984
Average Admitted: 71%
Average Enrolled: 21%
Average Graduation Rate: 47%
Student / Faculty: 17 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 63%
Alabama Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #998

University of West Alabama

2021 Psychology Graduates: 69
Average Cost to Attend: $21,415
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,739
Average Net Price: $15,435
Average Admitted: 74%
Average Enrolled: 31%
Average Graduation Rate: 37%
Student / Faculty: 14 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 42%
Alabama Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #1101

Psychology Programs Offered in Alabama

There are 99 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 25 different 4-year colleges, comprising 13 public and 12 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Alabama produced 2,064 bachelor’s graduates, 1,215 master’s graduates and 92 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Alabama.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology457
Counseling and Applied Psychology282171228
Counseling Psychology918649
Educational Psychology2284
Experimental Psychology3
Forensic Psychology3
General Psychology1,4175731
Industrial Organizational Psychology12
Marriage and Family Therapy13
Medical Psychology117
Medical Social Work41
Mental Health Counseling63
Research Psychology513
School Psychology1
Social Work5406035
Total Graduates2,0641,2152492
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Alabama Schools

The types of academic credits available to Alabama students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Alabama

On average, Alabama schools admitted 76% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 23% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Alabama schools is 71%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Alabama is 47%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Alabama for highest graduation rate are Auburn University (81%), Samford University (79%), and The University of Alabama (72%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Alabama are Troy University (888), The University of Alabama (672), and University of Alabama at Birmingham (330).

1st Year Return71%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Alabama

In the fall of 2021, Alabama schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 74% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 26% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Alabama schools offering psychology programs is 15:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Alabama and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional70%56%
Full-Time Research2%6%
Part-Time Instructional26%35%
Student Faculty Ratio15:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Alabama

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Alabama, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $4,440 to $34,410 per year, with an average of $14,070. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $300 and $2,300 annually, with an average of $1,305.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Alabama are Alabama State University ($19,370), Auburn University at Montgomery ($20,390), and Jacksonville State University ($21,233). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the Samford University ($51,564), University of Mobile ($39,798), and Tuskegee University ($38,904).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $4,464 and $22,500 per year, with an average of $11,671. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $190 to $3,020, with an average of $1,004.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Alabama are University of West Alabama ($6,868), University of North Alabama ($7,140), and Auburn University at Montgomery ($8,344). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are Tuskegee University ($23,398), Samford University ($21,575), and Talladega College ($16,650).

If you’re curious about how Alabama schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsAlabamaU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$9,330$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,461$3,474
Total Living Expenses$13,791$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$14,070$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,305$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$29,166$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,671$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,004$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$12,675$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Alabama

Average Net Price

In Alabama, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Alabama that offers psychology programs is $18,183. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$29,166$37,758
Average Financial Aid$9,900$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid94%90%
Net Price$18,183$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Alabama universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$14,352$13,267
$30,001 – $48,000$15,434$14,403
$48,001 – $75,000$17,699$16,710
$75,001 – $110,000$19,244$18,246
$110,001 and more$19,831$20,020
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Alabama

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full 2024 report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11Jacksonville State University119$13,42650%
#12University of Montevallo48$17,20752%
#13Spring Hill College23$21,78156%
#14University of Mobile21$21,63851%
#15Tuskegee University33$36,90757%
#16Alabama A & M University191$12,92128%
#17Auburn University at Montgomery56$14,32236%
#18Alabama State University72$12,87528%
#19Faulkner University83$19,43918%
#20Talladega College29$13,16325%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Alabama

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.

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