With a population of roughly 3,400, Livingston is one of the smallest cities in the state of Alabama and home to the University of West Alabama–which has more students than the city does residents.
The University of West Alabama (UWA) was established in 1835 as the Livingston Female Academy, an all female institution dedicated to educating young women. In 1878, the institution’s name was changed to Livingston Normal College. It wasn’t until 1915 that the academy began admitting men. In 1929 the academy was renamed the Livingston State Teachers College and in 1995 the school adopted the name University of West Alabama to reflect its regional educational mission.
UWA offers undergraduate degrees in 60 fields of study and graduate degrees in 10. The university is regionally accredited to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master’s degree and Educational specialist designation.
Below you can explore profiles for the four-year colleges and universities located in Livingston, Alabama.
University of West Alabama
205 North Washington Street
Livingston, AL 35470
main phone: (205) 652-3400
admission phone: (205) 652-3578
admission fax: (205) 652-3708
University of West Alabama has a total enrollment of 4,800+ students and offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Majors offered at University of West Alabama include biology, marine biology, accounting, business management and administration, education (elementary, secondary, special and early childhood), manufacturing technologies, nursing athletic training, history, mathematics, industrial equipment repair, chemistry, psychology and sociology.