Alabama State University Profile

Alabama State University (ASU) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans. It was founded as the Lincoln Normal School in 1867.

The University has the following degree-granting colleges or schools or divisions: College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Health Sciences; College of Science, Mathematics & Technology; College of Visual & Performing Arts; University College; Division of Aerospace Studies; School of Graduate Studies; Continuing Education.

Alabama State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctorate degrees. It is also accredited by the following organizations and associations: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).

ASU is approved by the Veterans Administration to provide educational programs authorized by Congress under several federal acts and those authorized by the State of Alabama under the Alabama G.I. and Dependents Benefit Act. It is also approved by the Alabama State Department of Education and its programs and credits are accepted for teacher certification.

Ranking Profile:

- According to studies published by Black Issues in Higher Learning, ASU has been ranked 1st in the nation in awarding educational degrees to African-American students.

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