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Selma University is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. It was founded in 1878 as the Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School to train blacks to become ministers and teachers. Later that year, the school purchased the old Selma Fair Grounds and moved into the exposition buildings.

Located in Dallas County, the campus is within walking distance of the nearby shopping center and only 45 miles west of Montgomery, the state capital. In 1965, the famous march for civil rights for blacks on the Pettus Bridge, led by Martin Luther King Jr., originated in the Brown Chapel Church in Selma.

With a total enrollment of about 300, they offer 5 programs leading to associates or bachelors degrees in addition to 1 certificate program.

Athletic scholarships are given in basketball and baseball and student housing is available for most.

Location: 1501 Lapsley St, Selma Alabama 36701 Telephone 334-872-2533 Fax 334-872-7746

Other Education nearby:
(Monroeville) Alabama Southern Community College
(Montgomery) Alabama State University
(Montgomery) Armory Gymnastics Center
(Montgomery) Auburn University at Montgomery
(Montgomery) Baptist Medical Center
(Montgomery) Carver High School

10/22 Coming to The Selma area
Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival Ozark AL April20 This family & pet friendly festival is FREE to the public and features Great Live Music, Wonderful Foods, Arts & Craft Vendors, Children's Activity Area, Sonic's Popular Hotdog Eating Contest, the Crawdad 5k Run, Walk, or Crawl and much more!
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