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Three premier higher education institutions and K-12 schools pave purposeful pathways for students in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Higher Education

K-12 Public and Private Schools

Tuscaloosa County has two public school systems, a city and county school system, that comprise 58 schools and serve nearly 30,000 students. There are also six private schools.

Early Career Pathways

Exposure opportunities in the trade and technical field begin as early as middle school.

  • A new Logistics Training Center for students was recently opened for students.
  • More than 4,000 eighth graders attend an annual career expo, Worlds of Work, presented by West AlabamaWorks.
  • High schools also offer work co-op programs, which allow students to attend school for a portion of the day and work the other half of the day.
  • The West AlabamaWorks Career Connect resource is an online tool that matches job seekers to employers looking to hire. While available on any device, the Career Connect workforce initiative is also accessible in-person at a kiosk at the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce. 

Learn more about these programs and our school systems at the links below:

Success by the Numbers


for workforce support
& training since 2017


job seekers served
through Career Connect


students served
at Worlds of Work events

Lifelong Learners

Our higher education institutions offer continuous learning opportunities and community education courses, as do workforce development and business organizations. Click through the links below to explore options.