Being a college graduate, I've heard mixed reviews about college being a necessity for young people growing up in America.

 

Deciding to go to college is a big deal. It's more than just attending classes and meeting new people.

According to Best Colleges, college enrollment has generally declined over the last 10 years. In fact, college enrollment was on a steady incline from the 1970s until about 2010 when it began to decline.

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If a high school senior decides to pursue college in the state of Alabama, they have some pretty great choices when it comes to institutions.

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Of course, you have the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa as a possible top choice, but there are plenty of other schools to choose from.

When deciding to go to college, many factors come into play. Money is by far, one of the top concerns for potential students and families.

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To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared over 800 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures to determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates.

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These key measures were grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

After going through all of the data, we were able to see which institution came out as the best in the state of Alabama.

An HBCU in Macon County earned that title as the number one school. Congratulations to Tuskegee University

 

The University of Alabama made the top 10 rankings but an SEC rival was nowhere to be found on the list...

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Click here to see the details on the other nine Alabama schools on the list.

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