Birmingham Southern College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

Birmingham Southern College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,350 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1856 and is one of the 11 colleges and schools located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham Southern College is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Fair
Birmingham Southern College will give you the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree.

Birmingham Southern College implements a continuous curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Biology, Psychology, and Music. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
86%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Birmingham Southern College is high at 86% (well above Alabama average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Birmingham Southern College is average - 63%.

Student to faculty ratio at Birmingham Southern College is pretty good: 13:1. Read more information about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$33,200
High
Average tuition pricing is extremely high, $32,000 per year. The additional fees at Birmingham Southern College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $1,200, which totals $33,200 per year.

Read the details about Birmingham Southern College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
53%
Doable
According to recent data, 3,679 applications were submitted and 1,952 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

The college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Birmingham Southern College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,200
High
Birmingham Southern College offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Birmingham Southern College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Birmingham Southern College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,600 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high: roughly $8,200 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Birmingham Southern College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Birmingham Southern College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Birmingham Southern College Location and Maps



Post Address: Birmingham Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254, USA
Location Map - Street View:
Birmingham Southern College Location Map - Street View
Location Map - City View:
Birmingham Southern College Location Map - City View

Learn More About Birmingham Southern College

ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

Alabama Colleges Offering Similar Degree Programs

Accounting and Finance
Read about 40 accounting and finance schools and colleges in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Florence, Boaz, Livingston, and 19 more cities. About 2,500 accounting and finance diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for accounting and finance degree programs in AL is around $21,100.

Art
Detailed information about 25 art schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Brewton, and 13 other cities. Approximately 500 art degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for art degree programs in AL is roughly $18,200.

Biology
We reviewed 28 biology schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Troy, Livingston, and 15 other cities. Approximately 2,000 biology diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for biology degree programs in AL is roughly $20,500.

Business
Our directory contains 51 business schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Tanner, and 25 more cities. About 5,200 business diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for business programs in AL: $18,800.

Chemistry
Our listing contains 25 chemistry schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Jacksonville, Talladega, Fairfield, and 16 more cities. Approximately 700 chemistry diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for chemistry programs in AL is roughly $22,300.

Communication and Journalism
We list 23 communication and journalism schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Livingston, Troy, and 11 more cities. Approximately 1,600 communication and journalism diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for communication and journalism degree programs in AL is around $22,100.

Economics
Our listing contains 11 economics schools and colleges in Birmingham, Troy, Huntsville, Auburn, Tuskegee, Montgomery, Florence, Tuscaloosa, and Jacksonville. About 300 economics diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition for economics degree programs in AL is roughly $25,200.

Education
We list 33 education schools and colleges in Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Northport, Daphne, and 17 more cities. Approximately 5,200 education diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for education degree programs in AL is about $19,100.

Engineering
Get details on 39 engineering schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Dothan, and 22 more cities. About 3,600 engineering degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for engineering degree programs in AL is about $20,400.

English and Literature
Our listing contains 26 english and literature schools and colleges in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Livingston, Florence, and 14 more cities. About 800 english and literature degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for english and literature programs in AL is around $20,800.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Detailed information about 5 ethnic and cultural studies schools and colleges in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Mobile. About 100 ethnic and cultural studies diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for ethnic and cultural studies programs in AL is approximately $24,100.

Foreign Languages
Detailed information about 15 foreign languages schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Auburn, Montgomery, Marion, Florence, and 8 other cities. Around 400 foreign languages diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition for foreign languages programs in AL is approximately $23,000.

General Studies
Learn about 47 general studies schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Marion, and 29 other cities. About 5,700 general studies degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition for general studies degree programs in AL is around $9,100.

History
Our listing contains 25 history schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Fairfield, and 13 more cities. Around 700 history diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for history programs in AL is about $20,700.

Management
Our listing contains 61 management schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Gadsden, and 32 more cities. About 6,300 management diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for management programs in AL is roughly $18,000.

Mathematics
Our directory contains 26 mathematics schools and colleges in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Livingston, Florence, and 14 more cities. Around 500 mathematics diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for mathematics degree programs in AL is roughly $21,700.

Music
Learn about 25 music schools and colleges in Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Talladega, Marion, and 13 other cities. About 400 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for music degree programs in AL: $20,000.

Natural Resources and Environment
Get details on 15 natural resources and environment schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Florence, Tuskegee, Auburn, Muscle Shoals, Livingston, and 9 more cities. About 300 natural resources and environment diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for natural resources and environment degree programs in AL: $23,200.

Philosophy
Read information about 8 philosophy schools and colleges in Birmingham, Mobile, Auburn, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa. Approximately 100 philosophy diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for philosophy degree programs in AL is approximately $23,200.

Photography
Learn more about 2 photography schools and colleges in Huntsville and Birmingham. About 100 photography diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition cost for photography programs in AL is approximately $15,800.

Physics
Detailed information about 14 physics schools and colleges in Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Troy, Mobile, Florence, Tuskegee, and 9 more cities. About 200 physics degrees are granted every year. Average tuition charges for physics programs in AL is about $21,700.

Political Science
Read about 21 political science schools and colleges in Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, and 11 more cities. Approximately 700 political science degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for political science programs in AL - $21,000.

Psychology
We list 31 psychology schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Tuskegee, Jacksonville, and 16 other cities. Approximately 2,300 psychology degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for psychology programs in AL is about $18,400.

Sculpture
We list 1 sculpture school in Birmingham.

Sociology and Anthropology
Detailed information about 23 sociology and anthropology schools and colleges in Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Florence, and 14 other cities. About 400 sociology and anthropology diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for sociology and anthropology degree programs in AL is approximately $19,700.

Theater and Drama
We list 14 theater and drama schools and colleges in Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery, Montevallo, Huntsville, Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Fairfield, and Jacksonville. Approximately 200 theater and drama diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition charges for theater and drama programs in AL: $22,400.

Theology and Religion
Our listing contains 16 theology and religion schools and colleges in Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Athens, Florence, and Marion. Around 400 theology and religion diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for theology and religion programs in AL is about $18,400.

Quick College Search

Click to Search Colleges

search by college name, city, or state

Top Competitors










Other Nearby Colleges