Home to about 3,614 undergraduates in 2020, Alabama State is a small, public university located in Montgomery, Alabama. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Alabama State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Alabama State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Alabama State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Alabama State is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Alabama State Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Alabama State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Alabama State for Veterans Guide.
Alabama State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Alabama State has a comparatively small, student body. There were 3,614 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,289 (91.0%). Part-time attendance was 325 (9.0%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Alabama State is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Alabama State #2037 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Alabama State has a total of 331 student athletes, 191 men and 140 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
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For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Alabama State University Athletics