EUGENE, Ore., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Alabama for 2017.
According to the Center for Business and Economic Research, business leaders in Alabama are growing increasingly optimistic about the state economy. Their confidence has been on a dramatic upswing for the past few years, which bodes well for future job-seekers: confident executives means lots of hiring opportunities.
The economic climate of the state where a student goes to college is not incidental. One of the chief factors in post-graduation success is access to professional networks. Going to school in a state with a strong business outlook is a good way to prepare for the job search.
"With multiple universities ranking among the best in country, along with many other colleges of excellent quality, Alabama is a great place to focus your college search," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Whether you're in-state or out-of-state, looking for a public or private school, Alabama has something for you."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in Alabama finds The University of Alabama in the top spot. Birmingham Southern College is in second, and Auburn University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Alabama A & M University
Alabama State University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Birmingham Southern College
Concordia College Alabama
Jacksonville State University
Spring Hill College
The University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Mobile
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice