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Study at 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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama is home to Alabama State. Montgomery is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Alabama State go up to the Doctoral degree. Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in drama and performing arts, education and teaching, computer science and engineering, and family and social work. Alabama State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 42% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 350. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 340 and 440. Faculty

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. Student Enrolment

Alabama State has 5, 608 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population. Student Life

Alabama State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Alabama State values student athletics, and belongs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Alabama State University is a regional comprehensive, historically black, state-supported University. In carrying out its mission, the University serves the city of Montgomery, the state, the nation and the global community. Its major commitments are quality programs of undergraduate and graduate instruction, residential life, continuing education, public service, and research provided at the most reasonable cost to individual students and taxpayers. The University will continue to strengthen its academic programs in education, business and the liberal arts while giving even greater emphasis to the science programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The science emphasis is in recognition of the gross under representation of minority professionals in this broad and important field throughout the nation. The University will also expand further its public service programs through strengthening programs of service of local and state political leaders and providing them with research-based guidance on policy and program approaches and initiatives for addressing community problems. The University aims to develop and pursue these programs in a manner to ensure that eligible students who desire to develop and expand their scholastic skills for personal, occupational, or professional growth have the opportunity to do so, regardless of socioeconomic status. Respect for the intellectual potential and dignity of students, as individual human beings, without regard to age, sex, race, color, cultural background, national origin, or disability, shall be paramount. "

Alabama State Programs and Degrees

General Category


Most Common Majors

Educationand Teaching


secondary teaching, early childhood education, elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, education, . . .

Business and Management


business management, marketing, finance, accounting

Family and Social Work


social work, social service professions

Therapy and Counselling


psychology, physical therapy

Computer Science and Engineering


information science, computer science

Security and Law Enforcement


criminal justice and safety



biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, marine biology



communication studies

Liberal Arts


political science, English, sociology, history

Nutrition and Exercise Therapy


parks and recreation management, occupational therapy

Art Studies


art studies

Drama and Performing Arts






Medical administration


medical records admin



Contact: Alabama StateAlabama State University

915 S Jackson Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

General Phone: (334) 229-4400


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