Stillman College

Stillman College

Stillman College was founded by Dr. Charles Allen Stillman in 1876. Initially a training academy for Black male ministers, the school came to be known as the Stillman Institute in 1898. It received its present name in 1948. Its campus is spread across more than 100 acres of land in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Stillman College offers bachelor's degree programs in the areas of English, fine arts, social sciences, religion and philosophy, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, business, health and physical education, and teacher education. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Arts and Sciences Division
  • Business Division
  • Education Division
  • Harte Honors College
  • Stillman Management Institute

The athletics department of Stillman College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball teams.

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Stillman College
3601 Stillman Boulevard
Tuscaloosa , AL 35403
General Phone: (205) 349-4240

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Stillman College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management53business administration
Liberal Arts14English, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education
Education and Teaching6elementary school teaching
Art Studies2art studies
Religion and Philosophy2religion
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Stillman College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10612

Stillman College Student Body

Stillman College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Stillman College had a total enrollment of 915 students (909 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 88%
Hispanic 0%
Unknown 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 40%
20-21 32%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

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

New York1%

Stillman College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 100 %

Stillman College Room and Board (2007)

Stillman College offers campus housing for 1,048 of its 909 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Tuscaloosa, 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 20 meals per week.

Stillman College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal383488
SAT Math380480
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1619
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT78%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Stillman College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,712
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,712
Room and board $ 5,994
Room charge $ 2,892
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,102
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Stillman College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 104400)

Stillman College Faculty

Stillman College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1120
Non-tenured and not on tenure track17

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$77,467

*: 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 year5$50,2401*
Associate professoracademic year7$44,8629$46,258
Assistant professoracademic year8$40,20616$41,986
Instructoracademic year1*3$31,000
All faculty totalacademic year21$43,75629$42,521

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

Stillman College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports82937

Stillman College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

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Top 9%Stillman College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 13%Stillman College % of degrees in music
% of degrees in business and management
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Stillman College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Male % of student body
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Top 20%Stillman College Male % of student body

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