Alabama contains four schools that offer anthropology programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking anthropology school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 anthropology schools in Alabama, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Alabama comes out as the most expensive ($14,984/yr), with University of South Alabama as the lowest recorded at only $9,002/yr.
Anthropology students from Alabama schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 180 employed forensic science technicians earning an average yearly salary of $53,490. Anthropologists and archeologists in this state earn $43,680/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the anthropology schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from anthropology, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Alabama Interesting Facts