Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Montgomery, Alabama, as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans. ASU offers 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, new Ph.D. in microbiology and minor in international business. It’s nickname os Hornets and Lady Hornets & the University is the member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Their colors are Black and Old Gold & their motto is When we teach class, the world takes note.
Alabama State University Profile
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-0271
Phone: (334) 229-4400
Type: 4-year, Public
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 5,705 (4,882 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 17 to 1
- Alabama State University founded in 1856 as the Lincoln Normal School of Marion in Marion
- The Marion Nine included Joey P. Pinch, Thomas Speed, Nicholas Dale, James Childs, Thomas Lee, John Freeman, Nathan Levert, David Harris and Alexander H. Curtis. These co-founders and original trustees, with assistance from Marion community members, raised $500 for land, and on July 18, 1867, filed incorporation papers to establish the Lincoln Normal School at Marion.
- The Lincoln School opened its doors on November 13, 1867, with 113 students.
- In 1873, this predecessor of Alabama State University became the nation’s first state-sponsored liberal arts institution for the higher education of blacks, beginning ASU’s rich history as a “Teacher’s College.”
Alabama State University is located in historic Montgomery, Ala., on a beautiful 395-acre campus featuring lush landscaping, historic landmarks and both modern and traditional facilities that pay homage to the University’s proud past and bright future.
Alabama State University has an has more than of more than 5,000 students from more than 40 states and six countries.
Alabama State University has eight degree-granting colleges or 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 (EdD), Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctorate in Microbiology (PhD))
Source: Alabama State University