Herzing University-Birmingham

280 West Valley Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209-0000
Tel: (205)916-2800
  • The mission of Herzing College is to provide degree and diploma higher education programs of high quality that are designed to prepare a diverse student population to meet the needs of employers in technology, business, health care, design, and public safety. The career-oriented degree programs contain a complementary and integrated general education curriculum established to stimulate students’ intellectual growth, to contribute to their personal development, and to enhance their potential for career advancement. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
School Highlights
  • Herzing University-Birmingham serves 309 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Herzing University-Birmingham is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Virginia College-Birmingham (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Herzing University-Birmingham(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty14 staff73 staff
Herzing University-Birmingham Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 309 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment309 students1,756 students
Herzing University-Birmingham Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:128:1
Herzing University-Birmingham Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students170 students1,004 students
Herzing University-Birmingham Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students139 students752 students
Herzing University-Birmingham Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Herzing University-Birmingham Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students170 students1,004 students
# Graduate Students1 students3 students
Herzing University-Birmingham Graduation BreakDown AL All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Herzing University-Birmingham American Indian/Alaskan (2014-2016)
% Asian
Herzing University-Birmingham Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Herzing University-Birmingham Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Herzing University-Birmingham Black (2007-2016)
% White
Herzing University-Birmingham White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Herzing University-Birmingham More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Herzing University-Birmingham Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.780.56
Herzing University-Birmingham Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,100$29,700
Herzing University-Birmingham Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,790 is more than the state average of $12,713. The private state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,790$12,713
Herzing University-Birmingham In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
Herzing University-Birmingham % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$23,217$11,500
Herzing University-Birmingham Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,750$6,002
Herzing University-Birmingham Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%61%
Herzing University-Birmingham Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (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 is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Herzing University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin..

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,713 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.