Top Birmingham Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 5 top community colleges in Birmingham, Alabama, serving 15,348 students.
  • Birmingham community colleges have a diversity score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 29:1.

Top Birmingham, AL Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • 280 West Valley Avenue
    Birmingham AL  35209
    205-916-2800

    425 students
  • 280 West Valley Ave
    Birmingham AL  35209
    (205)916-2800

    499 students
  • 2601 Carson Rd
    Birmingham AL  35215
    (205)853-1200

    8,516 students
  • 3060 Wilson Rd SW
    Birmingham AL  35221
    (205)925-2515

    3,090 students
  • 488 Palisades Blvd.
    Birmingham AL  35209
    (205)802-1200

    2,818 students
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