Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221-1717
Tel: (205)925-2515
  • 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 3,090 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus is one of 6 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Herzing University-Birmingham (3.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 121 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 121 staff 72 staff
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,090 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 80% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,090 students 1,650 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 28:1
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,773 students 974 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,317 students 676 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
120 128
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Asian (2013-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
70%
25%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Black (2007-2016)
% White
19%
61%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
7%
9%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.47 0.56
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
-
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $26,800 -
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,290 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,710 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,290 $5,427
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,710 $8,152
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 94%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - -
Median Debt for Dropouts - -
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

Recent Articles
May 20, 2017
Corrosion technology is one of the hottest new industries community colleges are training for. Currently, only a handful of schools offer a program, but the field is open for new graduates.
May 20, 2017
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
May 20, 2017
We take a look at the latest annual college rankings from Washington Monthly, which provide a list of the top community colleges in the country as well as four-year schools.
Did You Know?
Jefferson County, AL 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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Jefferson County, AL is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.