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Want the scoop on Alabama State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Alabama State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alabama State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Alabama State University was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Alabama State is ranked #1,525 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alabama State held the #1,617 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Alabama State is also ranked #23 out of 30 schools in Alabama.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alabama State?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 98%, 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 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 )

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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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alabama State University is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 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 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 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 12% for first-time, full-time students at Alabama State, which is 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.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Alabama State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,208 undergraduates at Alabama State with 3,866 being full-time and 342 being part-time.

Alabama State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Alabama State is 39.42 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Alabama State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alabama State is $13,043. 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 +
$11,344 $14,855 $18,390 $18,863 $14,833

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 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.

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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. Unfortunately, this is 30% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field 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 location of Alabama State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Alabama State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Alabama State University. Of these students, 510 received undergraduate degrees and 147 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 64 $21,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 58 $27,000
Communication & Media Studies 48 $20,700
General Biology 38 $21,000
General Psychology 36 $24,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 $35,700
Information Science 25 $25,500
Social Work 24 $29,800
Business Administration & Management 24 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 17 NA

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 2017-2018, 733 students took at least one online class at Alabama State University. This is an increase from the 726 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 733 437
2016-2017 726 395
2015-2016 638 383
2014-2015 673 310
2013-2014 1,676 88

Learn more about online learning at Alabama State University.

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