Birmingham-Southern College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,650
3.87% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,474
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.45%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.4%
2,460 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,129
99.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
70.9%
249 Graduates

About

Birmingham-Southern College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Birmingham-Southern College were General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24 degrees), and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2020, 251 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Birmingham-Southern College. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (206 degrees), 7.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $17,650, which is $−10,750 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $17,650, which is $−10,750 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,474.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Birmingham-Southern College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,650
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Birmingham-Southern College was $17,650. The cost of tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $−10,750 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$21,474
2020 Value
8.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Birmingham-Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,474. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Birmingham-Southern College grew by 8.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,201
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Birmingham-Southern College was of $10,201 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.478% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Birmingham-Southern College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.19% with respect to 2019, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.45%
2018 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Birmingham-Southern College was 4.45%, which represents 11 out of the 247 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Birmingham-Southern College received 2,460 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 27.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,460 applicants, 1,487 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,129 students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College in 2020, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Birmingham-Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,487
Accepted Out of 2,460

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Birmingham-Southern College was 60.4% (1,487 admissions from 2,460 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 53.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −27.3%, while admissions declined by −18.3%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
37
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Birmingham-Southern College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Birmingham-Southern College has a total enrollment of 1,129 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College is 1,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Birmingham-Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.5% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Asian, 0.886% Two or More Races, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (35.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,129 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College is 1,126 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Birmingham-Southern College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Birmingham-Southern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    864
  2. Black or African American
    162
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51

The enrolled student population at Birmingham-Southern College is 76.5% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Asian, 0.886% Two or More Races, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 9 more women than men received degrees from Birmingham-Southern College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Birmingham-Southern College is white (206 degrees awarded). There were 7.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Birmingham-Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24 degrees) and General Psychology (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Birmingham-Southern College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), and Math & Statistics (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (422,824 people), Other managers (311,464 people), Postsecondary teachers (252,135 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,699 people), and Chief executives & legislators (146,182 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Aerospace engineers

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (30 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Elementary & secondary schools (511,778 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (484,511 people), Legal services (331,483 people), Computer Systems Design (266,764 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (213,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (30 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Birmingham-Southern College.
Most Common
  1. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Birmingham-Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

121
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
130
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham-Southern College, which is 0.931 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham-Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.08 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Birmingham-Southern College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Birmingham-Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Birmingham-Southern College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    206 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Birmingham-Southern College is white (206 degrees awarded). There were 7.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    104 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Birmingham-Southern College is white male (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (102 degrees).

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Operations

Birmingham-Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $49.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.04M (2.1%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Birmingham-Southern College had a total salary expenditure of $44.6M. Birmingham-Southern College employs 38 Professors, 26 Assistant professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Birmingham-Southern College are Male Professors (28), Female Assistant professors(18), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.4M
2020 Endowment
6.99%
decline from 2019

Birmingham-Southern College has an endowment valued at about $49.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Birmingham-Southern College declined 6.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.56M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.61M - Federal
  2. $2.14k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Birmingham-Southern College received $5.61M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.14k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.1M
2020 Salaries
0.891%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Birmingham-Southern College paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($44.6M) and a 0.891% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.46% growth from 2018 and a 2.85% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.75M
Instructional Salaries
102
Number of Employees

In 2020, Birmingham-Southern College paid a total of $6.75M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College were Professor with 38 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; Management with 34 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College was Male Professor with 28 employees, Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Birmingham-Southern College.

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