Alabama State University

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School Overview

Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Alabama. This school offers excellent business, science, fine arts, and liberal arts programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The campus scene is lively at Alabama State University since over 70 student organizations are located on-campus. Popular clubs include the Art Club, Student Government Association, and the Greek Club. Depending on an individual’s interests, students can find organizations to participate in for various campus activities and to meet friends with similar interests.

Numerous cultural events are held on-campus during the year. Students have the opportunity to attend art exhibits, dance performances, musicals, and theatrical productions.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 271

Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

(334) 229-4291

(800) 253-5037

Fax: (334) 229-4984



Contact: Martha Pettway

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Main Address
PO Box 271

Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

(334) 229-4100

www.alasu.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 4,731

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,383

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,695

Graduate enrollment: 964

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 46%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 54%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,508 $5,460 $6,468 $7,164 +10.76%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,600 $1,600 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,150 $4,400 $4,600 $4,600 0.00%
Other $2,310 $2,544 $2,544 $2,544 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,625 $7,350 $7,350 $7,350 0.00%
Other $2,310 $3,172 $3,172 $3,172 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $11,968 $13,404 $15,212 $15,908 +4.58%
In-state Off Campus $13,443 $16,982 $18,590 $19,286 +3.74%
In-state with Family $5,508 $6,460 $8,068 $8,764 +8.63%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,488
In-state Student Fees $852
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $14,976
Out-of-state Student Fees $852

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,272 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,132 85% $7,297,259 $6,446
• Federal grants 974 73% $4,198,200 $4,310
• Pell grants 968 73% $3,669,704 $3,791
• Other federal grants 518 39% $528,496 $1,020
Local and state government scholarships or grants 201 15% $526,230 $2,618
Institutional scholarships or grants 402 30% $2,572,829 $6,400
Student loan financial aid 1,102 83% $7,195,777 $6,530
• Federal student loans 1,100 83% $7,109,437 $6,463
• Other student loans 21 2% $86,340 $4,111

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 529 245 54 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 53
Biology and Biological Sciences 53
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 73 13
Accounting 25 13
Business Administration and Management 25
Finance 8
Marketing/Marketing Management 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 52
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 52
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 34
Computer Science 12
Information Science/Studies 22
Education 101 215 8 31
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 11 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 42
Education 26
Educational Leadership and Administration 68 8
Educational/Instructional Technology 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 41
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 28
Secondary Education and Teaching 13 38
Special Education and Teaching 9 38
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 17
English Language and Literature/Letters 8
English Language and Literature 8
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 14 5 46
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 14
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 2
Physical Therapy/Therapist 46
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 3
History 3
History 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 55
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 55
Human Services Programs 37 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 11
Social Work 37
Mathematics and Statistics 12 1
Mathematics 12 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 16
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry 3
Physics
Psychology 31
Psychology 31
Social Sciences 10
Political Science and Government 8
Sociology 2
Visual and Performing Arts 27
Art and Art Studies 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 13
Music 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Records Administration B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Alabama State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(334) 229-4100
Website:www.alasu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104-0271
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,318
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):25%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,680 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,220
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,156
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,831

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Alabama State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alabama State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education2681
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs123
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Mathematics and Statistics11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total332182

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Alabama State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education3
Psychology1
Grand total13

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alabama State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,220
Out-of-state$16,156
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,458
Out-of-state$14,632

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid97497%
Grant or scholarship aid90390%$6,831
Student loan aid84183%$6,634

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,47394%$7,751
Federal student loans3,86581%$9,489

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alabama State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alabama State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,0532,9676,086
Percent admitted100%44%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%15%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alabama State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,318
Undergraduate enrollment4,727
Graduate enrollment591

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alabama State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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