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Higher Education

The University of Alabama Known as the “Capstone of Higher Education,” The University of Alabama is one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher learning and research. It is also one of Tuscaloosa County’s greatest assets for economic and community development.

Founded in 1831 as Alabama’s flagship university, the University of Alabama continues to grow with enrollment reaching 34,852 in the fall of 2013. The outstanding academic credentials of the freshman class clearly demonstrate that the university is improving in quality as it grows in size.

The Honors College offers the best and brightest students on campus an array of enriched curricular opportunities.

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In addition to an outstanding core curriculum, the university offers extensive international study opportunities, internship programs and cooperative education placement. The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility helps prepare students to serve as effective, engaged and ethical citizens.

A student-centered research institution, the university is a place where both undergraduate and graduate students can work with faculty to solve problems. An example is the Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT), where research carried out in cooperation with industrial partners prepares students for exciting careers. The university’s outstanding student-athletes have earned Southeastern Conference championships or National Collegiate Athletic Association championships or both in baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, tennis, track and field, gymnastics, softball and swimming.

Shelton State Community College Shelton State is a state-supported, comprehensive community college whose primary purpose is to provide accessible post-secondary education in the academic, technical and occupational fields. It is one of Alabama’s largest and oldest two-year institutions and has an annual enrollment of more than 7,500. Located in the $40 million Martin Campus complex south of Tuscaloosa, Shelton State also administers the C. A. Fredd Campus, which is designated as a Historical Black College. The college is proud to continue the mission of promoting educational access and opportunity for all students in a culturally diverse community.

Shelton offers Associates of Arts, Associates of Science and Associates of Applied Science degrees in a wide variety of academic and technical subject areas. In addition, there is an array of certificate courses, lifelong learning experiences, adult education programs, a variety of community and continuing education offerings, and training support for business and industry.

Shelton State is also proud of its distinction as the Alabama Community College of the Fine Arts. The college is home to the Sandra Hall Ray Fine Arts Center, which houses its Fine Arts Division, Theatre Tuscaloosa and the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame.

The college is also the site of the Center for Workforce Development, a public-private partnership of parties interested in building a skilled 21st century workforce.

Stillman College Rich in history, Stillman College is a four-year coeducational, liberal arts college. Stillman’s stately 105-acre campus is located within walking distance of downtown Tuscaloosa. The institution, which was established in 1876 by the Presbyterian Church, has produced global leaders in diverse fields.

Stillman is noted for its Harte Honors College and its pre-professional programs in law and medicine, as well as its programs in business administration, biological sciences and teacher education. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1, and 92 percent of Stillman’s faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field. Stillman students are highly capable, enthusiastic and passionate about both leadership and service.

A pristine campus, state-of-the-art facilities, guarantee-outcome programs, and professors and advisors who are personally committed to students’ success help make Stillman a top choice for high achievers seeking performance and value.

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