Nursing Schools in Alabama

The state of Alabama has a fairly large number of nursing schools one can go to complete either LPN or RN level education. Most schools offer ADN program more than other types of degree types followed by LPN. If you are going to school for ADN program you will not have much trouble in finding the kind of school that meets your requirements in Alabama.

When it comes to quality of education, schools in Alabama seem to be doing really well in LPN education. The state’s average NCLEX pass rate is over 93%, which is way more than the national average and most states. However, the average pass rate for NCLEX RN is not that great but still above the national average.

When it comes to salary, according to our research, Alabama’s hospitals and medical centers pay around $60k on average for RNs and $37k for LPNs. The pay varies slightly from city to city but the main factor that determines nurses' salary is experience followed by the institution type you working for.

The state of Alabama is home to 51 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 43 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Alabama.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Alabama

Listed below are all nursing schools in Alabama. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 51 nursing schools in the state of Alabama. And according to our database 3 schools have been closed permanently.

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Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate100.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,441

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill is the oldest college in Alabama. Its located six miles west of Mobile and offers a great view of the city and its harbors.Spring Hill is the first institution in the region to offer MSN degree with a clinical nurse leader track in 2005. SHC nursing department ...

Programs offered

  • BSN

Coastal Alabama Community College

Bay Minette, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,959

Coastal Alabama is a member of Alabama Community College System which consistents of twenty-three higher education and career development institutions. Coastal Alabama community college is formed through the consolidation of Alabama Southern Community College, Faulkner State Community College, ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

Birmingham, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,913

Located in the southwestern section of Birmingham, Lawson State community college was established in 1949 with a mission of offering both academic and technical/career programs. LSCC is a historically black college (HBCU) which offers over 60 programs including practical nursing and ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,092

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) started off as a medical college, established in 1859. In 1969 it became an independent institution and has expanded to provide a variety of undergrad and graduate programs. While it has gone through many changes, the UAB is now a major university ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Troy University

Troy, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,283

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Herzing University-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate95.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.0%
Cost per annum$20,166

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN

Samford University

Birmingham, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate95.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$29,544

Samford University is the top-ranked private university in Alabama, with a growing student body and several nursing programs. It is a not-for-profit school with on-campus housing and 4-year degrees. Established in 1841, Samford is also one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,133

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs for nursing students. It is the oldest and largest public university in Alabama, founded in 1820. The main campus is in the heart of Tuscaloosa, giving students access to the city. While the campus has ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Snead State Community College

Boaz, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,360

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,698

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of North Alabama

Florence, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,427

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a public university with both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is the oldest public university in the state, and most of the campus is in Florence, which is a short drive from Memphis, Nashville, and Birmingham. Established in 1830, the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

Hanceville, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.6%
Cost per annum$5,691

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
Cost per annum$7,313

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Phenix City, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$1,360

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,474

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Bevill State Community College

Jasper, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.9%
Cost per annum$7,379

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

Dothan, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.5%
Cost per annum$3,496

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

John C Calhoun State Community College

Tanner, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.1%
Cost per annum$5,086

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Mobile

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,567

The University of Mobile is a small not-for-profit school located in Mobile, Alabama. It offers both undergraduate and graduates degree programs, including several MSN tracks. While the University of Mobile is a small school, they have a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, ensuring that students ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,190

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,963

The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public university located in Mobile. Established in 1963, the university now encompasses ten colleges and schools and provides a wide range of undergrad and graduate degree programs. Besides nursing, these colleges provide degrees in medicine, basic ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Alabama Southern Community College

Monroeville, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate88.3%
Cost per annum$4,183

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

Selma, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate84.5%
Cost per annum$7,217

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Southern Union State Community College

Wadley, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate88.4%
Cost per annum$7,649

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,284

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$28,515

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Muscle Shoals, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
Cost per annum$6,651

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,518

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.7%
Cost per annum$2,958

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,545

Programs offered

  • ADN

Bishop State Community College

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate89.2%
Cost per annum$4,768

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, AL
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
Cost per annum$4,235

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Virginia College-Mobile

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate79.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,973

Programs offered

  • ADN

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

Andalusia, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate77.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,981

Programs offered

  • ADN

South University-Montgomery

Montgomery, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate75.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,189

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate74.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,427

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Judson College

Marion, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate72.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,232

Programs offered

  • ADN

Central Alabama Community College

Alexander City, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate69.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
Cost per annum$8,920

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Virginia College-Montgomery

Montgomery, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate65.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,149

Programs offered

  • ADN

Fortis College

Mobile, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate42.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$22,513

Programs offered

  • ADN

H Councill Trenholm State Community College

Montgomery, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate88.8%
Cost per annum$6,445

Programs offered

  • LPN

J F Drake State Community and Technical College

Huntsville, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate87.2%
Cost per annum$6,428

Programs offered

  • LPN

Reid State Technical College

Evergreen, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate78.1%
Cost per annum$4,415

Programs offered

  • LPN

Fortis College-Montgomery

Montgomery, AL
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,453

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell, AL
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Troy University - Dothan

Dothan, AL
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN

Central Alabama Community College - Childersburg Campus

Childersburg, AL
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Lurleen B Wallace Community College - MacArthur Cam

Opp, AL
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Southern Union State Community College - Opelika

Opelika, AL
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Troy University-Montgomery Campus

Montgomery, AL
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN

Troy University-Phenix City Campus

Phenix City, AL
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Madison (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Mobile (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Alabama's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Alabama's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average