I went to college in AL. The state motto is, "Thank God for Mississippi!"
yeah, but its so dang cheap!
Very True, but I think they underestimate the COL. I attend two schools right now and one estimates the annual COL to be $8000- my yearly personal budget is about $18000, but then I am a non-traditional student.
yeah, but im also looking at after school...
From numbers I have found Georgia grads make about $77500 starting salary while Bama is about 63k-ish. Again blanket statistics can be manipulated, but its something to keep in mind. Also Bama may be king in AL., but a Ga. degree has more pull regionally and from what I understand a great alumni network. Also, in Ga. the COL is similar but the degree makes a difference between the two schools- that's why I picked Georgia with 9k scholarship over Bama and it's $29,000. I don't know what your numbers are, but I'm just giving you the factors that made me decide what school to attend. But then I also assumed I wouldn't mind practicing anywhere in the South (meaning that region below the mason dixon line but outside of Florida) before reaching my decision.