Selma University

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Selma University, located in Selma, Alabama, is private historically black, bible college. It is directly affiliated with the Alabama State Mission ary Baptist Convention.

Selma University has a rich, unique and interesting history. Founded in 1878 the university was first called the Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological school and was established to train African Americans as religious teachers and ministers.

Well known men, including the Reverends James A. Foster, William H. McApline and R. Murrell were among those whose founded the school.

General Information

1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, AL 36701

General Phone:(334) 872-2533
Website URL:selmauniversity.org
Type of Institution:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:AA/AS degree
BA/BS degree
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:Town: Remote
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:148 (120 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:6 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,880 $3,560 $3,760 $5,440 +44.68%
Books and Supplies $700 $800 $900 $900 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,580 $4,360 $4,660 $6,340 +36.05%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $2,400
In-state Student Fees $150
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $2,400
Out-of-state Student Fees $150

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 23 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 15 56% $41,234 $2,749
• Federal grants 15 56% $40,570 $2,705
• Pell grants 15 56% $40,570 $2,705
• Other federal grants 0 0% $0
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 4 15% $664 $166
Student loan financial aid 18 67% $65,106 $3,617
• Federal student loans 18 67% $65,106 $3,617
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1
Business Administration and Management 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
General Studies 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 8
Pastoral Studies/counseling 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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