Alabama State University (ASU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Montgomery, Ala., Alabama State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Hornets!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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About This School

915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-0271

Alabama State University


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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Though ASU grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Those with a degree from ASU make an average of $43K.


ASU alumni like Montgomery so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with nearly one in seven grads staying on to find permanent employment. Montgomery, Ala. is also a common destination for ASU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $57K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by ASU alumni is Atlanta, Ga., where earnings average $44K.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Communication leads to the highest pay for ASU grads (around $60K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $44K on average per year.


ASU grads are usually competent in Customer Service, and nearly one in four alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Hornets — they earn nearly double their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Office Administration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than half of the graduates get vacation time, whereas just one in four survey participants get paid sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alumni, and a fair number of graduates report health coverage. A strong majority of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alabama State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).

Related Schools

Alumni of Georgia College & State University pick up average paychecks of approximately $46K, which is closest to the amount made by ASU grads among similar schools. Auburn University at Montgomery, Columbus State University, and Troy University are also similar to ASU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
750 960
ACT Scores 15 19

Key Stats for Alabama State University (ASU)


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29 %
$23,839 - $72,247
$35,000 - $58,983
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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