Selma University is a private, historically black, Bible college located in Selma, Alabama, United States was established in 1878. It is affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. It’s nickname is the Bulldogs. Their colors are blue and white.
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1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, Alabama 36701
Phone: (334) 872-2533
Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Campus housing: No
Student population: 472 (441 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 15 to 1
- The institution was founded in 1878 as the Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School to train African Americans as ministers and teachers.
- In 1881, the school was incorporated by an act of the legislature under the name of Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School of Selma.
- On May 14, 1908 , the name was officially changed to Selma University.
- In the late 1980s, Selma University developed from a four-year bachelor program in religion and two year liberal arts program to a four-year institution.
- On February 20, 2009, Selma University received Initial Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education in Canada and the United States.
- Total students: 472
- Students ratio: 97% Black, 3% white
- 56.53% (Female Students), 43.47% (Male Students)
- Total faculty fulltime: 7
- Total faculty parttime: 34
- Selma University developed from a four-year bachelor program in religion and two year liberal arts program to a four-year institution.
- The Associate of Arts degree in Bible and Theology requires the completion of sixty (60) semester hours of work.
- Bachelor of arts degree in general studies is designed to equip student its with a well-rounded education in the Biblical, general and liberal arts areas.
- Biology and physical education concentration is designed to prepare students to work in the area of research or hospital and clinic laboratories.
- Selma University offers student financial aid to those students who qualify: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Alabama State Grant Program, Direct Loan Program, V.A. Benefits, Institutional Scholarships, Association Scholarships, Church Scholarships.
- Academic or Career Counseling Services Offered
- Weekend / Evening Classes Available
- Library Available
Source: Selma University