These Alabama colleges give you the best bang for your buck

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Wondering where you can get a good college education for a decent price?

SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, may be able to help. They recently released the 2017 Best Value Colleges list for the state of Alabama.

So which Alabama college gives you the best bang for your buck? That would be the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

For the second year in a row, the Rocket City college comes in the top spot in the state. With an average starting salary of $55,000, average tuition of $9,158 per year and 80 percent retention rate, the Huntsville-based university ranks 62 nationally.

Earning a college degree can increase your skill set, job prospects and net worth. But with rising college costs, where you choose to get that degree from can make a big difference. SmartAsset analysts looked at five factors to determine the best value colleges and universities: tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and starting salary.

To capture the true cost of attending a school, the rankings included tuition (using in-state tuition for public schools where applicable), student living costs (including room and board, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses), and the average scholarships and grants offered to students of the school.

Here’s a look at the top 10 best-value colleges in Alabama in 2017:

2017 Best Value Colleges Alabama
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