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Alabama State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alabama State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Alabama State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alabama State University was awarded 56 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is orthotist/prosthetist.

Overall Quality

Alabama State landed the #2,317 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Alabama State also holds the #40 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

See all of the rankings for Alabama State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alabama State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alabama State University is 98%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Alabama State is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Alabama State University  ( 16 to 20 )

Learn more about Alabama State University admissions.

Alabama State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Alabama State University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alabama State University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alabama State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alabama State University this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Alabama State is 12%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alabama State University.

Alabama State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,750 undergraduates at Alabama State with 3,446 being full-time and 304 being part-time.

How Much Does Alabama State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alabama State is $13,650. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alabama State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,531 $13,696 $15,166 $11,878 $13,573

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alabama State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 18.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Alabama State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Alabama State make around $27,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 30% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Alabama State University make the most money.

Location of Alabama State University

Alabama State University is a public institution located in Montgomery, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Montgomery makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Alabama State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104-0271
Phone: 334-229-4100

Alabama State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Alabama State University. Of these students, 555 received undergraduate degrees and 145 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 54 $21,600
Communication & Media Studies 54 $20,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 52 $27,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 46 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 $35,700
General Psychology 32 $24,000
General Biology 32 $21,000
Social Work 31 $29,800
Business Administration & Management 29 NA
Information Science 28 $25,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Alabama State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alabama State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,379 students took at least one online class at Alabama State University. This is an increase from the 733 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,379 57
2017-2018 733 437
2016-2017 726 395
2015-2016 638 383
2013-2014 1,676 88

Learn more about online learning at Alabama State University.

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Notes and 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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