Alabama State University

Alabama State University

Alabama State University is a public university located in Montgomery, Alabama. It was established in 1867. ASU is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The university enrolls more than 5,000 students from over 40 states and 5 countries. ASU offers more than 45 degree programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Division of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • School of Graduate Studies

ASU's athletic teams are nicknamed the Hornets. They participate in the NCAA Division I's Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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Alabama State University
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery , AL 36101-0271
General Phone: (334) 229-4400

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Alabama State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching275education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, ...
Business and Management73business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Family and Social Work52social work, social service professions
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling43psychology, physical therapy
Media37communication studies
Science32biology, microbiology, marine biology, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering27information science, computer science
Liberal Arts25English, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21parks and recreation management, occupational therapy
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Medical Administration8medical records admin
Art Studies8art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Alabama State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45730
Post-master's certificate152
Master's degree18412
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship92
Doctor's degree - professional practice121

Alabama State Student Body

Alabama State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Alabama State had a total enrollment of 5,608 students (5,438 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 36%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 44%
(Foreign Students) 56%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 23%
22-24 16%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
New Jersey1%

Alabama State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 69 %

Alabama State Room and Board (2007)

Alabama State offers campus housing for 2,097 of its 5,438 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Montgomery, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Alabama State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal340440
SAT Math340420
ACT Verbal1117
ACT Math1316
ACT Composite1417

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT21%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Alabama State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,460
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,068
Room and board $ 4,400
Room charge $ 2,430
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,970
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,544

Financial Aid:
Alabama State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 100500)

Alabama State Faculty

Alabama State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1420
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3460

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year3$83,0591*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year3$46,3161*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$69,5176$70,223

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$83,00417$77,105
Associate professoracademic year20$65,87235$62,987
Assistant professoracademic year27$55,04635$52,881
Instructoracademic year13$45,24242$43,346
All faculty totalacademic year100$67,120129$55,711

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alabama State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southwestern Athletic Conference
Basketball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Baseball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Track Southwestern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports134861

Alabama State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Alabama State Highlights

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What Sets Alabama State Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Alabama State % of degrees in education and teaching
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Alabama State Minority % of student body
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Alabama State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Alabama State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Alabama State Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Alabama State Number of students
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Alabama State % of degrees in family and social work
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Alabama State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Alabama State % of degrees in drama and performing arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Alabama State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Alabama State Number of degree programs

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