The warm and welcoming state of Alabama provides a wealth of opportunities for those seeking a college in the southern United States. Offering diverse regions, from mountainous areas in the northern part of the state to waterfront towns near the Gulf of Mexico and Chattanooga River to big cities like Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa, college-seekers will be greeted with a huge choice of institutions of higher learning.
The capital city of Montgomery, in Alabama's River Heritage region, boasts quite a number of fine universities and colleges. Alabama State University has its main campus here, and students at this immense university can earn a Bachelor's or Master's degree and take courses that lead to an Educational Specialist degree or Doctorate. ASU has eight colleges, including a Division of Aerospace Studies and a School of Music. The College is also home to the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture.
Alabama is home to an additional 50 or so colleges, ranging from large universities to small colleges like Judson Colleege for women, historic Talladega College for black students, and the unique United States Sports Academy, where students can earn a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate in such topics as sports management or coaching.