Tuscaloosa County College

Find Tuscaloosa County 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.

Shelton State Community College 9500 Old Greensboro Road Tuscaloosa AL 35405 205-391-2211

Stillman College 3601 Stillman Boulevard Tuscaloosa AL 35401 205-349-4240

The University of Alabama 739 University Boulevard Tuscaloosa AL 35401 205-348-6010

University Academy of Hair Design 3400 McFarland Boulevard Northport AL 35476

University of Alabama System 401 Queen City Avenue Tuscaloosa AL 35401 205-348-5861

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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.