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Alabama State University Data & Information Overview

7 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
98% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Alabama State University Ranked?

#1,960 Best Colleges in Nation
#37 Best Colleges in AL
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 7 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

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Overall Quality

Alabama State landed the #1,960 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Alabama State has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

Out of the 40 colleges in Alabama, Alabama State is ranked at #37.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alabama State?

98% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

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 15% 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 442 and 534. Math scores were between 397 and 516.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alabama State University  ( 442 to 534 )

SAT Math Scores for Alabama State University  ( 397 to 516 )
Alabama State received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Alabama State University  ( 15 to 20 )

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Alabama State University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
68% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Alabama State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alabama State University

64% Freshmen Retention
16% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Alabama State University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at Alabama State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

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Alabama State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,289 Full-Time Undergraduates
95.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
64.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,614 undergraduates at Alabama State with 3,289 being full-time and 325 being part-time.

How Much Does Alabama State University Cost?

$19,534 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
$25,084 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Alabama State is $19,534. 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 +
$19,581 $19,396 $19,853 $19,620 $17,559

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,271 a year. That adds up to $25,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alabama State is 12.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alabama State Graduates Make?

$32,084 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alabama State make about $32,084 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 24% 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
3,289 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

35 Majors With Completions
568 Undergraduate Degrees
140 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Alabama State University. Of these students, 568 received undergraduate degrees and 140 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
Finance & Financial Management 77 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 $27,832
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 48 NA
Communication & Media Studies 47 $24,687
General Biology 40 $23,957
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 37 $25,279
Social Work 33 $25,751
General Psychology 27 $26,083
Business Administration & Management 26 $34,683
Accounting 25 $35,858

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

86% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 3,427 students took at least one online class at Alabama State University. This is a decrease from the 3,858 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,427 644
2019-2020 3,858 1,485
2018-2019 1,379 57
2017-2018 733 437
2016-2017 726 395

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.


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