Nursing Schools in Alabama

There are 49 nursing schools in Alabama. This year, we evaluated 41 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, AL
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$1,234
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is one of many proud 2-year colleges that can be found in Alabama. This is a small college that is located in the rural town of Phenix City. Those who are seeking a more intimate learning environment will enjoy its smaller class sizes and potential ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Wallace Community College - Dothan
Dothan, AL
Wallace Community College - Dothan
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,056
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate93.2%

George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCC) is a 2-year college that offers various Associate's Degree programs. It only offers undergraduate programs and is considered to be a small college. The campus itself is small, but it offers many opportunities for students who are attending the ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Northeast Alabama Community College
Rainsville, AL
Northeast Alabama Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,144
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate94.7%

The Northeast Alabama Community College is a place that strives to provide students with an optimal learning environment. It was established in 1963 and has well over 3,000 students. The mission statement of this college is to provide accessible quality educational opportunities to the people ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Coastal Alabama Community College - Monroeville
Monroeville, AL
Coastal Alabama Community College - Monroeville
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,246
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.9%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • Paramedic to ADN
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Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, AL
Gadsden State Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,200
NCLEX-RN Pass rate84.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.3%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Snead State Community College
Boaz, AL
Snead State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,958

Snead State Community College is located in Boaz, Alabama. This community college began as a private seminary all the way back in 1898. It became a part of the Alabama Community College System in 1967 and has been serving the people of Alabama ever since. This school is capable of awarding ...

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2011
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, AL
Central Alabama Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,613
NCLEX-RN Pass rate70.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.0%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Calhoun Community College
Tanner, AL
Calhoun Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,159
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate95.1%

John C Calhoun State Community College is located in Tanner, Alabama. This college offers 11 nationally accredited degree programs. It is a school that offers a robust educational environment for its students. Currently, the college offers four different degrees or certificates online for the ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Bishop State Community College
Mobile, AL
Bishop State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,239
NCLEX-RN Pass rate83.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate88.8%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Wallace Community College - Hanceville
Hanceville, AL
Wallace Community College - Hanceville
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,080
NCLEX-RN Pass rate91.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.0%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Shelton State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,718
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.3%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Paramedic to ADN
  • CNA
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Northwest-Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, AL
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,881
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.0%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
  • Paramedic to ADN
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Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette
Bay Minette, AL
Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,458
NCLEX-RN Pass rate98.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

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
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Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,980
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

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 associate's ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Bevill State Community College
Jasper, AL
Bevill State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,430
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • Paramedic to ADN
  • Military medic to LPN
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Wallace Community College - Selma
Selma, AL
Wallace Community College - Selma
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,450
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate82.3%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Jefferson State Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,353

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2012
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, AL
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,805

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, AL
Southern Union State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,650
NCLEX-RN Pass rate85.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.3%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Troy University
Troy, AL
Troy University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,146

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • BSN to DNP
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Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,939

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
University of North Alabama
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,103

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
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to MSN
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University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
University of South Alabama
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,968

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
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University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL
University of West Alabama
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,326

Programs offered

  • ADN
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University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,766

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • DNP
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Auburn University at Montgomery
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,047

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,016

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Spring Hill College
Mobile, AL
Spring Hill College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,065

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
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN
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The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,993

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Judson College
Marion, AL
Judson College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,034

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Auburn University
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$22,613

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of Mobile
Mobile, AL
University of Mobile
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,190

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
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Herzing University-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Herzing University-Birmingham
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,072
NCLEX-RN Pass rate94.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.6%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
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South University-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
South University-Montgomery
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,433

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN
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Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Samford University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,017

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL
Oakwood University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,567

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,847

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Fortis College
Mobile, AL
Fortis College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,786

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL
Reid State Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,598
NCLEX-PN Pass rate78.5%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, AL
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,834
NCLEX-PN Pass rate87.0%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery, AL
Trenholm State Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,442
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.9%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Stillman College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,487

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2012
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Fortis College-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Fortis College-Montgomery
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,380

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell
Phil Campbell, AL
Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Central Alabama Community College
Childersburg, AL
Central Alabama Community College

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Lurleen B Wallace Community College - MacArthur
Opp, AL
Lurleen B Wallace Community College - MacArthur

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southern Union State Community College - Opelika
Opelika, AL
Southern Union State Community College - Opelika

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Troy University-Montgomery Campus
Montgomery, AL
Troy University-Montgomery Campus
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Troy University-Phenix City Campus
Phenix City, AL
Troy University-Phenix City Campus
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Madison (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Virginia College-Birmingham (Closed in 2019)
ADN
Virginia College-Montgomery (Closed in 2019)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Virginia College-Mobile (Closed in 2019)
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


Alabama Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 49,290 25.638 $27 $56,570
Nurse Anesthetists 1,400 0.729 $78 $162,650
Nurse Practitioners 3,230 1.679 $45 $93,040
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,860 6.690 $18 $36,890
Nursing Assistants 23,280 12.108 $11 $22,550
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey