These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Alabama For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Alabama has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in AL, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Alabama.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Alabama:

  1. Auburn University
  2. Birmingham Southern College
  3. The University of Alabama
  4. Tuskegee University
  5. Spring Hill College
  6. University of West Alabama
  7. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  8. University of Montevallo
  9. Athens State University
  10. University of Mobile

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Alabama has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Alabama For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 28 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Alabama that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Auburn University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Alabama.’

1. Auburn University

Auburn University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: AuburnEmployed: 90.74%

2. Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham Southern College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: BirminghamEmployed: 90.26%

3. The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Location: TuscaloosaEmployed: 89.92%

4. Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: TuskegeeEmployed: 89.82%

5. Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: MobileEmployed: 89.12%

6. University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Location: LivingstonEmployed: 88.34%

7. University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Source: Wikipedia

Location: BirminghamEmployed: 88.08%

8. University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo

Source: Wikipedia

Location: MontevalloEmployed: 88.08%

9. Athens State University

Athens State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: AthensEmployed: 88.05%

10. University of Mobile

University of Mobile

Source: Wikipedia

Location: MobileEmployed: 87.92%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Alabama

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Alabama, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Alabama by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Alabama

Rank College Employed
1 Auburn University 90.74%
2 Birmingham Southern College 90.26%
3 The University of Alabama 89.92%
4 Tuskegee University 89.82%
5 Spring Hill College 89.12%
6 University of West Alabama 88.34%
7 University of Alabama at Birmingham 88.08%
8 University of Montevallo 88.08%
9 Athens State University 88.05%
10 University of Mobile 87.92%
11 University of Alabama in Huntsville 87.86%
12 Auburn University at Montgomery 87.84%
13 Alabama A & M University 87.62%
14 Samford University 87.56%
15 Huntingdon College 87.5%
16 Alabama State University 87.4%
17 Oakwood University 87.22%
18 Jacksonville State University 86.73%
19 Stillman College 86.59%
20 University of South Alabama 85.59%
21 University of North Alabama 85.28%
22 Faulkner University 85.28%
23 Troy University 85.14%
24 Miles College 84.3%
25 Talladega College 82.98%
26 Judson College 79.39%
27 Concordia College Alabama 76.92%
28 Amridge University 74.67%
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