Lawson State Community College

  • 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 serves 3,274 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Lawson State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lawson State Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty121 staff75 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lawson State Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The Lawson State Community College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,274 students1,808 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,645 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students1,629 students939 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
132132
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
74%
26%
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% White
14%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.430.56
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College Completion Rate
14%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$29,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,290 is more than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,710 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,290$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,710$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Lawson State Community College is Herzing University Birmingham (3.5 miles away).
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For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,077 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,921 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 0.73. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.