The Different Names of Alabama State University
- 1867 - 1887
- The Lincoln Normal School, which was located in Marion, Alabama.
On December 6, 1873, the State Board of Education of Alabama authorized through Enactment No. 17 the establishment of the "The State Normal School and University for Colored Students and Teachers" at Marion.
On February 25, 1887, the State Legislature of Alabama authorized the discontinuance of the school at Marion and the establishment of "The Alabama Colored Peoples University" at a suitable location. The first session of this "Alabama Colored Peoples University" was opened at Montgomery on October 3, 1887. In February 1889, the State Legislature established "The State Normal School for Colored Students."
- 1874 - 1887
- State Normal School and University, located in Marion, Alabama
- 1887 - 1889
- Alabama Colored People’s University, located in Montgomery, Alabama
- 1889 - 1928
- Normal School for Colored Students
- 1928 - 1946
- State Teachers College
- 1946 - 1954
- Alabama State College for Negroes
- 1954 - 1969
- Alabama State College
- 1969 -
- Present Alabama State University