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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?

2021 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 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Alabama State landed the #1,525 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Alabama State also holds the #23 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 at Alabama State University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 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

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.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Alabama State

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.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Alabama State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $27,700 in their early years. 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

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama State University is a public institution. 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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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 35 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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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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