Selma, Alabama Colleges and Universities

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With a population of roughly 22,000 the city of Selma, located in Dallas County, is one of Alabama’s mid- to small-sized cities. Selma is best known for the Selma to Montgomery marches, more commonly known as Bloody Sunday – marches held in 1965 in support of the voting rights movement for African Americans.

Selma’s economy is supported by various industires including agricultural equipment manufacturing and paper manufacturing. A few of the larger businesses in Selma including American Apparel, Bush Hog, International Paper and Meadowcraft. The city has several museums, including Martin Luther King Jr. Street Historic Walking Tour, Vaughn-Smitherman Museum, Sturdivant Hall, and Heritage Village. Selma also has the largest historic district in the continental United States.

Selma is home to a few two-year and four-year higher education institutions including Selma University, Concordia College Alabama, and George Corley Wallace State Community College (aka Wallace Community College Selma), located on the border of Selma and Valley Grande, Alabama.

Selma University is one of Alabama’s historically black higher education institutions. It is a bible college that is affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. It was first established as Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School in 1878 to train African Americans as educators, teachers and ministers. Today the university has over 600 students and offers a complete selection of secular degrees and education programs.

Concordia College Alabama is a four-year, private college affiliated witht the Luthern Church – Missouri Synod. Like Selma University, Concordia is a historically black college. The college has a total annual enrollment of roughly 700 students, has a comprehensive academic offering, and an athletics program.

Below you can view profiles for four-year colleges and universities located in and around Selma, Alabama, including links to additional information.

Concordia College-Alabama
1804 Green Street
Selma, AL 36701
main phone: (334) 874-5700
admission phone: (334) 874-5700
Concordia College-Alabama has a total enrollment of 500+ students and offers undergraduate associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, early childhood education and teaching, elementary education and liberal arts and sciences.


Selma University
1501 Lapsley St Dinkins Hall
Selma, AL 36701
main phone: (334) 872-2533
Selma University has a total enrollment of 150+ students and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business management, general studies and pastoral studies/counseling.


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