The 2010 census records a population of 4.7 million. The state capital is Montgomery, and the largest city is Birmingham.
Education in Alabama
There are 1,541 schools in Alabama serving 743,364 elementary and secondary students.
For a list of colleges and universities in Alabama, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_Alabama
Virtual schools in Alabama
As of 2008, “…beginning with the ninth grade class of 2009-10 (graduating class of 2012-13), students shall be required to complete one online/technology enhanced course or experience in either a core course (mathematics, science, social studies, or English) or an elective with waivers being possible for students with a justifiable reason(s)”, according to the the Alabama State Board of Education.
For more information, see: http://kpk12.com/states/alabama/