Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala.,was founded in 1867. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, establishing ASU one of the nation’s oldest HBCUs. ASU’s student body is as diverse as its academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries pursuing a world-class education that extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. The 20 to 1 student-faculty ratio, ensures that students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to succeed. Learn more about the ASU online degree program.