Selma University

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School Overview

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.

*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.

Selma University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website: selmauniversity.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, AL 36701
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 317
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 1%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 317 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,410
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,410
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $2,785

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Selma University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Selma University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Education 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 111
Grand total 251

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Selma 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,410
Out-of-state $7,410
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $2,195
Out-of-state $2,195

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 43 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 43 86% $2,785
Student loan aid 43 86% $1,849

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 300 96% $4,044
Federal student loans 290 93% $7,537

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Selma 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 Selma University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

Selma University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 317
Undergraduate enrollment 304
Graduate enrollment 13

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

Selma University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

*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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