Birmingham Southern College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,544

4.05% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,846

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.88%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.9%

2,559 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,283

99.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.1%

183 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 (61 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (37 degrees), and General Psychology (29 degrees).

In 2017, 276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Birmingham Southern College. 47.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (227 degrees), 7.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham Southern College is $34,544, which is $9,350 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Birmingham Southern College is $34,544, which is $9,350 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,846.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,544

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Birmingham Southern College was $34,544. The cost of tuition at Birmingham Southern College is $9,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$23,846

2017 Value

3.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Birmingham Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,846. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Birmingham Southern College grew by 3.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,980

Room and Board

$1,260

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Birmingham Southern College was of $9,980 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 3.15% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Birmingham Southern College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.

4.88%

2016 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Birmingham Southern College was 4.88%, which represents 10 out of the 205 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Birmingham Southern College received 2,559 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 31.2% annual decline. Out of those 2,559 applicants, 1,583 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,283 students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College in 2017, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Birmingham Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,583

Accepted Out of 2,559

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Birmingham Southern College was 61.9% (1,583 admissions from 2,559 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -31.2%, while admissions declined by -12.1%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

65

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Birmingham Southern College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Birmingham Southern College has a total enrollment of 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham Southern College is 1,272 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Birmingham Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 5.53% Asian, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.857% Two or More Races, 0.546% 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 majority White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Birmingham Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham Southern College is 1,272 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 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 75%. 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

    1,017

  2. Black or African American

    152

  3. Asian

    71

The enrolled student population at Birmingham Southern College is 79.3% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 5.53% Asian, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, 0.857% Two or More Races, 0.546% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 14 fewer women than men received degrees from Birmingham Southern College. The majority of degree recipients at Birmingham Southern College are white (227 degrees awarded). There were 7.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Birmingham Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (37 degrees) and General Psychology (29 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 Math & Statistics (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham Southern College are Physicians (403,114 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (210,079 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,518 people), Other managers (180,724 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (158,901 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham Southern College are Math & Statistics (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (37 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, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Birmingham Southern College are Math & Statistics (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (37 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Birmingham Southern College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (480,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,379 people), Elementary & secondary schools (387,593 people), Offices of physicians (186,522 people), and Computer Systems Design (139,861 people).

The most specialized majors at Birmingham Southern College are Math & Statistics (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Biology (37 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. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Birmingham Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 61 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 145

  2. 131

In 2017, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham Southern College, which is 1.11 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (131).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Birmingham Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.07 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Birmingham Southern College in General Psychology, which is 2.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from Birmingham Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Birmingham Southern College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.64% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    227 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Birmingham Southern College is white (227 degrees awarded). There were 7.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

0.725% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    120 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Birmingham Southern College is white male (120 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (107 degrees).

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Operations

Birmingham Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $53.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.07M (9.48%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Birmingham Southern College had a total salary expenditure of $47.6M. Birmingham Southern College employs 38 Professors, 22 Associate professors, and 16 Assistant professors. Most academics at Birmingham Southern College are Male Professors (27), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham Southern College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.5M

2017 Endowment

1.28%

decline from 2016

Birmingham Southern College has an endowment valued at about $53.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Birmingham Southern College declined 1.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.4M 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. $306k - Federal

  2. $19k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Birmingham Southern College received $306k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.5M

2017 Salaries

2.75%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Birmingham Southern College paid a median of $18.5M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($47.6M) and a 2.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% decline from 2015 and a 5.7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.23M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2017, Birmingham Southern College paid a total of $6.23M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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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

53 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Birmingham Southern College were Professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Birmingham Southern College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Birmingham Southern College was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

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

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