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Alabama State University Data & Information Overview

80 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
99% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Alabama State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alabama State University Ranked?

#1,960 Best Colleges in Nation
#34 Best Colleges in AL
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Highest Ranked Major

2023 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 80 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other rehabilitation and therapeutic professions.

Overall Quality

Alabama State is ranked #1,960 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alabama State held the #2,317 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Alabama State also holds the #34 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?

99% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 99%, Alabama State University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 30% 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 438 and 531. Math scores were between 406 and 518.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alabama State University  ( 438 to 531 )

SAT Math Scores for Alabama State University  ( 406 to 518 )
Alabama State received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 14 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Alabama State University  ( 14 to 20 )

Learn more about Alabama State University admissions.

Alabama State University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
68% Full Time Teachers

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 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

62% Freshmen Retention
10% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 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 10%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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

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
69% Take Out Loans
$26,252 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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,563 a year. That adds up to $26,252 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
500 Undergraduate Degrees
142 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Alabama State University. Of these students, 500 received undergraduate degrees and 142 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
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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 $33,951

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

95% Take At Least One Class Online
36% 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 2019-2020, 3,858 students took at least one online class at Alabama State University. This is an increase from the 1,379 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,858 1,485
2018-2019 1,379 57
2017-2018 733 437
2016-2017 726 395
2015-2016 638 383

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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