Alabama Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade(The 2010s)

There are 94 colleges in Alabama State - 41 public and 53 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $6,142 for Alabama residents and $11,826 for others in 2017. It increase 4.61% from last year and 33.58% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $16,039 which are increased 2.40% from last year and 10.30% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Alabama Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Alabama colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Alabama public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $6,142 which has increased by 34.83% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $11,826 which has risen by 33.58%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 4.80% while last year increase rate was 4.61%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Alabama Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$4,555$5,149$5,402$5,600$5,748$5,853$6,142
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%13.05%4.90%3.68%2.65%1.82%4.93%
Cumulative Rates0.00%13.05%18.59%22.95%26.20%28.49%34.83%
Out-of-State Costs$8,853$9,954$10,506$10,946$11,106$11,304$11,826
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%12.44%5.54%4.19%1.46%1.79%4.61%
Cumulative Rates0.00%12.44%18.67%23.64%25.45%27.69%33.58%
For private schools in Alabama state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $16,039 which has increased by 10.30% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 1.47% while last year increase rate was 2.40%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Alabama Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$14,541$14,599$14,965$15,076$15,405$15,662$16,039
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%0.40%2.51%0.74%2.19%1.67%2.40%
Cumulative Rates0.00%0.40%2.92%3.68%5.94%7.71%10.30%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Alabama public schools are $8,471 which has increased by 25.68% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $17,404 which has risen by 16.93%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 2.42% while last year increase rate was -2.91%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Alabama Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$6,740$7,407$7,943$8,367$8,024$8,495$8,471
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%9.89%7.24%5.33%-4.09%5.86%-0.28%
Cumulative Rates0.00%9.89%17.85%24.13%19.05%26.03%25.68%
Out-of-State Costs$14,884$16,175$17,284$18,185$16,984$17,925$17,404
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%8.68%6.86%5.22%-6.60%5.54%-2.91%
Cumulative Rates0.00%8.68%16.13%22.18%14.11%20.43%16.93%
For private graduate schools in Alabama state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $12,380 which has increased by 6.36% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 0.90808% while last year increase rate was -0.09%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Alabama Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$11,640$11,444$12,716$11,767$12,651$12,390$12,380
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-1.68%11.11%-7.46%7.51%-2.06%-0.09%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-1.68%9.25%1.09%8.68%6.45%6.36%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Alabama college cost trends.

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