Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

Tel: (205)925-2515
2,684 students
Public institution
Lawson State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year, multi-campus college, which seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for people in its service area. The College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities in order to prepare students for employment or career advancement, enable students to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and provide customized training needs for business and industry.
School Highlights:
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus serves 2,684 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County County, AL.
The nearest community college is Herzing University Birmingham (3.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 124 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 124 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,684 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,684 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,741 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 943 students
1,017 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus sch enrollment Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus sta enrollment
% Hispanic
1%
7%
% Black
75%
12%
% White
14%
57%
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
8%
3%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus sch ethnicity Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.31 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,230 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,590 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,230 $5,740
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,590 $10,252
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 110 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Birmingham Campus is located at 3060 Wilson Road, Southwest in Birmingham, Alabama. The West Campus, located on the northern side of Wilson Road, consists of six buildings on 45 acres of land. Students are advised and encouraged to participate in annual activities designed to set the cultural, spiritual, moral, and academic tone of the institution. Such activities include: SGA Election, Installation of SGA Officers Convocations, Annual Christmas Musical, Afro-American History Month, Career Day, Blue and Gold Week, Blood Drive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Vocational Education Week, Health Fair, Homecoming, Art Exhibition, Honors Convocation, Graduate/Alumni Banquet, President's Brunch, and Commencement. Lawson State is committed to providing quality intercollegiate and intramural programs designed to foster the personal growth of each student. These programs encourage individual and team achievement and strive to enhance the academic success, social development, and physical and emotional well being of each student. There are a variety of athletics and recreational facilities available for students. The Arthur Shores Fine Arts Building is equipped with a modern fitness center, hardwood court gym, swimming pool, and locker facilities. Students may participate in basketball, baseball, volleyball, field and track, cross-country, tennis, golf and swimming. Job Placement and the Career Education Center function as a bridge between the student's academic preparation and the world of work. The Center has numerous activities, including career counseling, maintaining a career information library, receiving and publishing job vacancy notices, arranging for prospective employers to visit the campus, interviewing applicants, mailing students credentials to prospective employers, and publicizing campus interviews.

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Did You Know?
Birmingham community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Birmingham is Herzing University Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.