Birmingham Southern College

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Birmingham Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham
AL
35254
School Setting City: Midsize: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Geographic RegionSoutheast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
PresidentGeneral Charles Krulak
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit (religious affiliation) - United Methodist
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Four-one-four plan
The 4-1-4 calendar consists of 4 courses taken for 4 months, 1 course taken for 1 month, and 4 courses taken for 4 months. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 1,231
Number of Men 655
Number of Women 576
Percentage Women47%
Percentage Men53 %
Full-time Students 1208
Part-time Students 23
Number of Applicants 1,846
Number of Admitted 1,204
Admissions Rate 65%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 13 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $29,600
Books and Supplies $1,300
On Campus Room and Board $11,494
In-state Fees $1,090
Out of State Tuition $1,090
Application Fee $40
Estimated Total$44,614

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 97%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$18,194
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 23%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,325
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 22%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,039
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 51%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $10,200
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Degrees

The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business Administration and Management, General50
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36
Psychology, General36
English Language and Literature, General29
Accounting20
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other18
Economics, General15
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels15
Mathematics, General14
History, General12
Chemistry, General11
Fine/Studio Arts, General11
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9
Religion/Religious Studies9
Political Science and Government, General8

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree325

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for football - Southern Athletic Association
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Southern Athletic Association
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Southern Athletic Association
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Southern Athletic Association

Tel / Fax (205) 226-3074
Institution’s internet website address http://www.bsc.edu/
Disclaimer
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.