Birmingham-Southern College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,000
6.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,153
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.61%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
57.2%
3,019 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
975
99.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.6%
212 Graduates

About

Birmingham-Southern College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Birmingham-Southern College were General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2022, 275 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Birmingham-Southern College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (212 degrees), 5.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $20,000, which is $−8,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $20,000, which is $−8,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,153.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Birmingham-Southern College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$20,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Birmingham-Southern College was $20,000. The cost of tuition at Birmingham-Southern College is $−8,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,153
2022 Value
7.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Birmingham-Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,153. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Birmingham-Southern College grew by 7.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Birmingham-Southern College was of $10,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.35% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Birmingham-Southern College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.61%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Birmingham-Southern College was 2.61%, which represents 6 out of the 230 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Birmingham-Southern College received 3,019 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.7% annual growth. Out of those 3,019 applicants, 1,726 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.2% acceptance rate.

There were 975 students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Birmingham-Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,726
Accepted Out of 3,019

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Birmingham-Southern College was 57.2% (1,726 admissions from 3,019 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.7%, while admissions grew by 6.41%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
33
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at Birmingham-Southern College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Birmingham-Southern College had a total enrollment of 975 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College is 969 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Birmingham-Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 5.54% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Asian, 1.33% Two or More Races, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.2%), followed by White Female (34.3%) and Black or African American Male (8.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 975 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College is 969 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Birmingham-Southern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    716 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    147 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    54 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Birmingham-Southern College is 73.4% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 5.54% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Asian, 1.33% Two or More Races, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1 students (0.103%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 51 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 (212 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Birmingham-Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2022,  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 History (12 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (263,743 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,891 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (217,967 people), Other managers (216,367 people), and Secondary school teachers (201,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College in 2022 are History (12 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are History (12 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (634,586 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (423,255 people), Computer Systems Design (233,795 people), Legal services (182,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (138,402 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham-Southern College are History (12 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 57 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Birmingham-Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

112
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham-Southern College, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham-Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.59 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham-Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.629 times less than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% of students graduating from Birmingham-Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Birmingham-Southern College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    212 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Birmingham-Southern College is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    126 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    86 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Birmingham-Southern College is white female (126 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (86 degrees).

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Operations

Birmingham-Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $50.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.917%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Birmingham-Southern College had a total salary expenditure of 71M. Birmingham-Southern College employs 31 Professors, 27 Associate professors and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Birmingham-Southern College are Male Professor (20), Female Assistant professor (19), and Female Associate professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 47 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Endowment

$50.8M
2022 Endowment
5.84%
decline from 2021

Birmingham-Southern College has an endowment valued at about $50.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Birmingham-Southern College declined 5.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.56M 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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Salary Expenditure

$14.9M
2022 Salaries
9.14%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Birmingham-Southern College paid a median of $14.9M in salaries, which represents 21% of their overall expenditure ($71M) and a 9.14% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.73M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2022, Birmingham-Southern College paid a total of $6.73M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College were Professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 27 employees, and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees, Management with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Birmingham-Southern College was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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