Alabama State University

Institution Location

915 South Jackson St.
Montgomery, Alabama

Accrediting Agency

Alabama State University (ASU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctorate degrees.


Fall Deadline: July 30th
Summer Deadline: May 10th

Contact Info

Dr. Carol Pettis, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Phone: 334-229-4232
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Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.  The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.

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Carnegie Classifications

Master’s Colleges & Universities


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Research Programs

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Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students

At Alabama State University, students and faculty are working toward the latest breakthroughs in nanobiotechnology, medicine, energy, food safety and more, thanks to ASU’s cutting-edge Biomedical Research and Training Programs.

Through these federally funded programs, you’ll have opportunities to work alongside faculty in state-of-the-art labs and research facilities; intern at research institutions, federal labs and private companies; prepare grant proposals; attend workshops and seminars and receive mentoring from faculty and industry professionals.

Explore our current research centers and programs:

Search the latest projects by ASU faculty and students, including research into stem cell therapy, nanobiosensors and the use of nitrogen molecules as possible energy sources.  More at–departments/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/biomedical-research-training/index.aspx

Research Area

Health Sciences

Life Sciences


Social Sciences

International Business

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English as a Second Language and Support Services

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Campus Life









Track and Field

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  • Single Sex Housing
  • Co-ed Housing
  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Suite Single Occupancy
  • Suite Double Occupancy
  • Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Off Campus Housing
Academic Facilities Available

Alabama State University’s campus is home to a mix of buildings, from historic campus landmarks that remind us of our proud past, to contemporary, state-of-the art academic and research facilities that beckon the future.  For example the Life Science Building is an 85,000 square foot, five-floor facility that includes a 2,000-square foot teaching seminar room, well-equipped research laboratories, walk-in cold rooms and dark rooms. The building houses the University’s biological science programs, including the new doctoral program in microbiology for the Department of Biological Sciences. It features state-of-the-art molecular biology teaching laboratories and multimedia classrooms furnished with the latest instructional software.

Read more about some the most prominent structures you’ll find on the ASU campus.

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 88%
Total Graduate Enrollment: 12%

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama 68%
From other US states 32%
From outside the US 1%

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 90.92%
American Indian 0%
Asian 0.53%
Hispanic/Latino 0.92%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.06%
White/Non-Hispanic 3.68%


Total Faculty 405
Faculty:Student 17:1
Male:Female Ratio 1:2

US Immigration Compliance Information

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Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $8,328
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $9,888
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $5,500
Required Fees (per year) $2,740 --
Average Book Expense (per year) $1,600 --

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