Herzing University-Birmingham

  • To educate, support, and empower all students for success in work, learning and engagement in our communities and global society.
  • Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1413,  www.hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7400

School Highlights

Herzing University-Birmingham serves 571 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Herzing University-Birmingham places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 185% over five years.
Herzing University-Birmingham(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty40 staff75 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Herzing University-Birmingham has grown by 84% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Herzing University-Birmingham diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment571 students1,808 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:129:1
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# Full-Time Students189 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students310 students939 students
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# Undergraduate Students551 students869 students
# Graduate Students1 students3 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
60%
26%
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% White
30%
61%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.56
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,100$29,500
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $1,400 is less than the state average of $13,921. The private state tuition has declined by 87% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,000$13,921
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,366$10,655
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,578$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%81%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

Herzing College was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to train students for the computer industry. Since 1965 business and computer-related education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass six campuses in the U.S., five campuses in Canada, and the founding of its Online Division, herzingonline.com. Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business management, electronics, health care, design, and public safety. Herzing College in Birmingham was founded in 1965. Conveniently located in Homewood, near downtown Birmingham and I-65. Herzing College has modern computer labs, electronics labs, lecture rooms, and a library and resource center all dedicated to providing students with the tools necessary to find exciting careers in their fields of study.Herzing College will help students develop financial plans to pay for their education through a combination of financial aid (if eligible), family contributions, and employer tuition reimbursement plans. A variety of methods of meeting educational expenses is available. Financial Aid at Herzing College includes grants (outright gifts of money which do not need to be repaid), loans (borrowed money which must be repaid with interest), and employment (assistance in finding part-time jobs). Herzing College has been serious about assisting each student in finding the right job. As a career college, it also helps graduates find employment upon graduation. Career placement is not guaranteed. Herzing University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Employability:
  • Providing real-world skills for today's job market
  • Preparing students with job-seeking skills
  • Working with students to develop a polished resume
  • Providing individual assistance during the job search process
  • Working with area employers to develop job leads and interviews
  • Providing valuable work experience through industry externships
  • Assisting students with part-time employment (if needed) while enrolled in classes at Herzing

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Herzing University-Birmingham is Herzing University Birmingham (0.0 miles away).
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