Nursing Schools in Alabama

There are 49 nursing schools in Alabama. This year, we evaluated 41 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology 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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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, AL
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$1,234
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,056
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 93.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,144
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.2

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,246
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.7

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
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,200
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Snead State Community College
Boaz, AL
Snead State Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,958
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,613
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 70.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Calhoun Community College
Tanner, AL
Calhoun Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,159
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 95.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.2

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,239
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 88.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Wallace Community College - Hanceville
Hanceville, AL
Wallace Community College - Hanceville
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,080
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Shelton State Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,718
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,881
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.2

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,458
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,980
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.4

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,430
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.1

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,450
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Jefferson State Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,353
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,805
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southern Union State Community College
Wadley, AL
Southern Union State Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,650
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Troy University
Troy, AL
Troy University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,146
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 83.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • BSN to DNP
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Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,939
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 82.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,103
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 82.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,968
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 81.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,326
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,766
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 77.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$15,047
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 76.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$17,016
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 76.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,065
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 71.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$19,993
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 71.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$17,034
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 72.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Auburn University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$22,613
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 66.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of Mobile
Mobile, AL
University of Mobile
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,190
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 66.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,072
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 65.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 56.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
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South University-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
South University-Montgomery
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,433
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 64.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN
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Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Samford University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$30,017
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 55.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,567
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 54.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$30,847
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 51.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Fortis College
Mobile, AL
Fortis College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$22,786
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 40.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 22.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL
Reid State Technical College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,598
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 78.5%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.3

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
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,834
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery, AL
Trenholm State Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,442
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Stillman College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,487
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2012
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Fortis College-Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Fortis College-Montgomery
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$18,380
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student Population
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student Population
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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
Student Population
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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