Join over 148 years of history, tradition and academic excellence at Alabama State University.
Be who you are and become who you want to be at Alabama State University. At ASU, you’ll receive a world-class education from faculty members who have the knowledge and dedication to help make your dreams a reality.
ASU has 9 academic units and nearly 50 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, including our education degrees and certificates, well-known theatre program and new initiatives in forensic science and nanobiotechnology, to challenge you.
At ASU, we believe in the power of an education. For us, learning is a life-long process, and our dedication to offer the best education will continue throughout the life of the university. That’s why we offer high demand programs like health sciences and international business, why we continue to grow core programs like education and performing arts through new technology and new offerings and why we’re so proud of our master’s and doctoral programs. We also offer a small class size (student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1) because we believe in personal attention.
When we teach class, the world takes note---literally. Our faculty members are in the classroom, teaching and offering personal guidance to the leaders and educators of tomorrow. They’re also outside the classroom, working on a cure for childhood pneumonia and acting and directing. ASU’s faculty has the knowledge to deliver a world-class education---65% hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field---and the passion and dedication to work with each student to discover their talents.
True to ASU’s legacy to educate and better the lives of others, faculty members and students continue to give back to the community through outreach efforts, like the Advancing Minority Entrepreneurship business plan competition, the Unwed Pregnancy Prevention Program and HIV/AIDS Awareness Division, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Public Policy, and the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center and Four-Year Degrees for Head Start program, managed through the College of Education.
ASU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the Alabama State Department of Education.
Dr. Audrey Napier is respected by her students and colleagues as a professor who pushes students to exceed beyond their own expectations.
Known for her roles in big screen films “A Time to Kill,” “Mississippi Burning” and TV series “In the Heat of the Night,” Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart is dean ASU's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
ASU’s rich history and promising future attracted Dr. Steven Chesbro to join the Physical Therapy Department in 2008.
Dr. Evelyn Hodge takes pride in her responsibility to mentor and guide the next generation of educators and professionals.
Dr. Jeraline Jones-Marsh says ASU taught her a great deal about life and about how to be a professional.
Dr. Doug Bristol is hitting all the right notes when it comes to preparing students for professional careers in music performance.
As an ASU student, Rickesha Robbins is following in the footsteps of her uncle, aunts and cousins who all are ASU alumni.
Amy Renee Ashley is an award-winning musician who credits ASU with helping her to become more confident and outgoing.
Jessica Platt loves working at ASU's Levi Watkins Learning Center because of the friendliness of faculty, staff and students.
Stephen Cappelli is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in national exhibitions.
Dornesia Ward is fast establishing herself as a leader in the technology field. She says she wouldn’t be where she is today without her ASU experience.
When Dr. Manoj K. Mishra isn’t in the lab conducting groundbreaking cancer research, he’s in the classroom helping ASU students strive for academic excellence.
Dr. Melvin A. Lowe III hails from a family of proud educators. He chose ASU for its legacy of nurturing some of the brightest minds in the education field.
As a professor in one of ASU’s newest academic programs, and one of today’s most exciting career fields, Dr. Harvey Hou is training the forensic scientists of the future.
Carlton McClain says ASU’s faculty truly care about the professional and personal development of their students.
Eric Welch Guster is a go-to legal analyst for many TV news networks. He says ASU helped him develop the tenacity and determination that fuel his legal career.
Jaylon Givan aspires to dance professionally and to teach dance to college students. ASU's BFA Dance Program is providing the training he needs to make his dreams come true.
As one of the first students to enter ASU's BFA Dance Program, Lauren Smith says she is honored and excited to be part of a new legacy at a school with such rich history.
Bridgette Moore spends most of her time in the theatre, working hard to perfect her craft as a dance major. While the hard work is challenging, she credits her professors for always pushing her to be the very best.