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Alabama State University Overview

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Alabama State University Known For?

510 Undergraduate Awards
$21,342 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Alabama State.
  • In 2017-2018, 58% of the faculty were full-time.

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Alabama State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Alabama State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Alabama State University?

Location of Alabama State University

Contact details for Alabama State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104-0271
Phone: 334-229-4100
Website: www.alasu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-State/149537805116515?sk=wall
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASUHornetNation

How Do I Get Into Alabama State?

You can apply to Alabama State online at: www.alasu.edu/admissions/undergrad-admissions/index.aspx

Admission Requirements for Alabama State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alabama State?

98% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Since Alabama State has an acceptance rate of 98%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Alabama State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 380 and 485. Math scores were between 375 and 481.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alabama State University  ( 380 to 485 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Alabama State University  ( 375 to 481 )
200
800
Alabama State received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 19. Math scores were between 14 and 19. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Alabama State University  ( 15 to 19 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Alabama State University  ( 14 to 19 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Alabama State University  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford Alabama State University?

$21,342 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
20.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alabama State is $21,342. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Alabama State, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $6,709 a year. That adds up to $26,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alabama State is 20.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Alabama State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,446 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,750 undergraduate students at Alabama State, with 3,446 being full-time and 304 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Alabama State

There are also 440 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,446 full-time undergraduates at Alabama State, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Alabama State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alabama State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alabama State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 3,196
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 56
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Alabama State University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Alabama State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Canada, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Alabama State University

437 Took All Classes Online
733 Took At Least One Class Online
72.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Alabama State. In 2017-2018, 733 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alabama State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Alabama State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alabama State University was 72.4%. This is the #407 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alabama State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Alabama State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Instructional Media Design 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Alabama State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Alabama State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Instructional Media Design #11
General Psychology #16
Psychology #22
Teacher Education Grade Specific #24
Education #73

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Alabama State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 64 0 33 23 120
Criminal Justice & Corrections 58 0 4 0 62
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 0 22 0 55
Communication & Media Studies 48 0 0 0 48
General Biology 38 0 3 0 41
General Psychology 36 0 0 0 36
Social Work 24 0 11 0 35
Accounting 13 0 15 0 28
Information Science 25 0 0 0 25
Business Administration & Management 24 0 0 0 24
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 0 0 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 0 0 0 14
Marketing 12 0 0 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Science 10 0 0 0 10
Chemistry 10 0 0 0 10
Educational Administration 0 0 6 3 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 0 0 0 9
Mathematics 8 0 1 0 9
Special Education 2 0 6 0 8
General English Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 0 8
Dance 8 0 0 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 7 0 0 0 7
Student Counseling 0 3 4 0 7
Recreation Administration 7 0 0 0 7
Information Technology 0 0 6 0 6
Other Public Administration 0 0 6 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Music 5 0 0 0 5
General Education 0 3 0 0 3
Instructional Media Design 0 0 3 0 3
History 3 0 0 0 3
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1 1
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 510 6 120 27 663

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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