Alabama State University

Alabama State University

Address : 915 S Jackson St, 36104, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Contact : +1 334-229-4100  Email :

About Alabama State University, Alabama, USA

  • Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama. ASU is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
  • Alabama State University founded in 1867 as the Lincoln Normal School of Marion in Marion. In December 1873, the State Board accepted the transfer of title to the school after a legislative act was passed authorizing the state to fund a Normal School, and George N. Card was named President. Thus, in 1874, this predecessor of Alabama State University became America's first state-supported educational institution for blacks. This began ASU’s history as a “Teacher’s College.”
  • In 1878, the second president, William Paterson, was appointed. He is honored as a founder of Alabama State University and was the president for 37 of the first 48 years of its existence. Paterson was instrumental in the move from Marion to Montgomery in 1887. In 1887, the university opened in its new location in Montgomery, but an Alabama State Supreme Court ruling forced the school to change its name; thus, the school was renamed the Normal School for Colored Students.
  • The university experienced some tension with the state government in 2013 and 2014. In December 2012, university president Joseph Silver resigned after only six months in the job. In October 2013, the state governor asked the university to halt its ongoing presidential search to address an audit that alleged that "ASU attempted to thwart and hamper the audit," several trustees received improper benefits, and significant financial mismanagement.
  • The audit was ordered to investigate Silver's claims that he was forced to resign because he questioned "suspicious contracts" at the university.  Nine months later, the governor requested the chairman and vice chairman of the university's board of trustees resign for alleged conflict-of-interest violations; the chairman resigned and the governor removed the vice chairman

Courses Offered by Alabama State University

Under Graduate Program

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Management (Hospitality & Tourism)
  • Marketing
  • Health Information Management

Graduate Program

  • Administration
  • Biology Education
  • Collaborative Eduation
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • General Science Education
  • General Counseling
  • Health Education
  • History Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Library Education Media
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Counseling
  • Social Science Education

Medical Program

  • Biology
  • Forensic Science

Admission Process at Alabama State University

  • GRE/MAT test scores
  • GMAT scores for Master of Accountancy only
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three professional letters of recommendation (.pdf) from persons qualified to evaluate your ability to do graduate-level work
  • Statement of Purpose (Purpose and objective in pursuing graduate study at ASU and relevant employment and academic experiences to your chosen field of study)

Admissions Requirements

  • To be considered for graduate admission at Alabama State University, you must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university and a minimum GPA of 2.5. To pursue an Ed.S. degree and Class AA certification you are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Special Note: Class AA certification endorsement requires a Class A certification. The Master of accounting program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA (undergraduate) and 3.0 GPA (graduate).
  • If you are an international student, you must submit the following items in addition to the regular application materials to be considered for graduate admission to Alabama State University:
  • Satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Original copy of college transcript, in English, or World Educational Services evaluation (
  • Affidavit of financial support that documents your ability to pay for all expenses

ASU Facilities and Infrastructure


  • Alabama State University has more than 5,000 students from more than 42 states and over twenty countries.
  • Alabama State University has eight degree-granting colleges, schools, or divisions.
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • College of Science, Mathematics & Technology
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Division of Aerospace Studies
  • Continuing Education

Alabama State offers 47 degree programs including 31 bachelors’, 11 masters’, two Education Specialist and three doctoral programs, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law, Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy,and a Doctorate in Microbiology.

Alabama State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy, the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the Council of Social Work Education.[5]


  • William Burns Patterson Hall on the campus of Alabama State University
  • ASU's urban, 172-acre (0.70 km2) campus has Georgian-style red-brick classroom buildings and architecturally contemporary structures.
  •  ASU is home to the state-of-the-art 7,400-seat academic and sports facility the ASU Acadome; the Levi Watkins Learning Center; a five-story brick structure with more than 267,000 volumes, the state-of-the-art John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center; which is 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) facility which houses classrooms, offices, an interdisciplinary clinic, three therapeutic rehabilitation labs, state-of-the-art Gross Anatomy Lab, Laboratory for the Analysis of Human Motion (LAHM), a Women’s Health/Cardiopulmonary lab, and a health sciences computer lab, and WVAS-FM 90.7; the 80,000-watt, university operated public radio station.

Student life

More than 70 student organizations are chartered at Alabama State, including nine Greek-letter organizations, a full range of men’s and women’s intramural and intercollegiate sports, and 17 honors organizations. In addition to social, cultural and religious groups, there are musical opportunities, such as the marching and symphonic bands, the choir, and departmental organizations for most majors.

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