Gardendale College

Find Gardendale Alabama colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Alabama State College-Barber 753 Main Street Gardendale AL 35071 205-631-8898


Jefferson State Community College 2601 Carson Road Birmingham AL 35215 6.1 miles from Gardendale 205-853-1200

Birmingham Southern College 900 Arkadelphia Road Birmingham AL 35204 11.3 miles from Gardendale 205-226-4600

University of Alabama at Birmingham 1720 2nd Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233 11.5 miles from Gardendale 205-934-4011

Southeastern School of Cosmetology 849 Dennison Avenue Southwest Birmingham AL 35211 13.7 miles from Gardendale 205-323-1011

Virginia College in Birmingham 488 Palisades Boulevard Birmingham AL 35209 14.2 miles from Gardendale 205-802-1200

Herzing University Birmingham 280 West Valley Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 14.4 miles from Gardendale 205-916-2800

Brown Mackie College - Birmingham 105 Vulcan Road Birmingham AL 35209 14.5 miles from Gardendale 205-909-1500

Miles College 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard Fairfield AL 35064 14.7 miles from Gardendale 205-929-1000

Samford University 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham AL 35229 14.8 miles from Gardendale 205-726-2011

Lawson State Community College 3060 Wilson Road Southwest Birmingham AL 35221 16.2 miles from Gardendale 205-925-2515

Fortis Institute 100 London Parkway Birmingham AL 35211 16.4 miles from Gardendale 205-940-7800

Strayer University 3570 Grandview Parkway Birmingham AL 35243 17.3 miles from Gardendale 205-453-6300

University of Phoenix - Birmingham Campus 100 Corporate Parkway Birmingham AL 35242 19.3 miles from Gardendale 205-747-1001

Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham 1694 Montgomery Highway Hoover AL 35216 19.9 miles from Gardendale 205-824-4442

Regency Beauty Institute-Hoover 1775 Montgomery Highway Hoover AL 35216 20.5 miles from Gardendale 800-787-6456

Southeastern Bible College 2545 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 20.9 miles from Gardendale 205-970-9200

ITT Technical Institute - Bessemer Campus 6270 Park South Drive Bessemer AL 35022 24.1 miles from Gardendale 205-497-5700

Wallace State Community College 801 Main Street Hanceville AL 35077 27.4 miles from Gardendale 256-352-8000

Bevill State Community College 1411 Indiana Avenue Jasper AL 35501 28.4 miles from Gardendale 205-387-0511

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.