Private 4 Year

Selma University

Selma, Alabama

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Selma University overview
Location Selma, Alabama
Online selmauniversity.org
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Selma University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Selma University, situated in the historic city of Selma, Alabama, is a private, Bible-centered higher education institution established in 1878. Positioned on a tranquil campus, it offers a unique setting that intertwines rich cultural heritage with academic pursuit. The university is recognized for its emphasis on liberal arts education, Christian leadership, and social responsibility. With a focus on ministerial training and Christian education, Selma University provides undergraduate programs aimed at preparing students for careers in Christian ministry and other vocations that require a strong foundation in theological studies. Admission to Selma University is considered to be moderately selective. The campus features facilities that support student housing, promoting a residential experience that is conducive to educational and spiritual growth. Selma University does not specifically highlight an athletics program as one of its primary attributes.

Selma University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  23 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 27 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,800 plus fees of $0.

Selma University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Selma University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Selma University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $6,000
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$11,600

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Average Salary After 10 Years

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

21% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Selma University students
Subject Percent of Class
Philosophy and Religious Studies 62%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 19%
Business 19%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102058 IPEDS survey data for Selma University.

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