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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Regional Universities South

Founded in 1867, Alabama State University is a public institution located in Montgomery, Ala. The university, then called Lincoln Normal School, was started by nine freed slaves with $500 they had raised to open a school specifically for African-Americans. The university offers an online graduate degree in education and requires taking the GRE exam to enter the program.

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Quick Facts

915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36101

2012-2013 Tuition

$14,244 Tuition and Fees


5130 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

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School Details

Institutional Control: public

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Education, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Mathematics, General, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other, Public Administration, Social Work, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,130
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,683
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 440
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook

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