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 5 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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty121 staff73 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 Enrollment3,090 students1,756 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:128:1
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,773 students1,004 students
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,317 students752 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
120128
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%
24%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Black (2007-2016)
% White
19%
61%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
7%
10%
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.0.470.56
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
17%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$29,700
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 Aid95%94%
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,002
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.

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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 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 0.56, 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.