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 Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham Southern College - Birmingham, AL

900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254

General information:(205)226-4600
Website:
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,305( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
71
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $26,746 $27,890 $29,290 -5%
Out-of-state $26,746 $27,890 $29,290 -5%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,200 $1,260 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,800 $10,210 $9,620 6%
Other $1,000 $1,050 $1,100 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,236 $9,500 $9,575 -1%
Other $1,000 $1,050 $1,100 -5%
Off Campus with Family
Other $700 $800 $900 -11%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $38,646 $40,350 $41,270 -2%
Off Campus $38,082 $39,640 $41,225 -5%
Off Campus with Family $28,546 $29,890 $31,450 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $38,646 $40,350 $41,270 -2%
Off Campus $38,082 $39,640 $41,225 -5%
Off Campus with Family $28,546 $29,890 $31,450 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $28,250
In-state fees $1,040
Out-of-state tuition $28,250
Out-of-state fees $1,040
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 369 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 328 89% $6,661,439 $20,309
Federal grants 98 27% $483,737 $4,936
Pell grants 98 27% $388,185 $3,961
Other federal grants 93 25% $95,552 $1,027
State/local government grant or scholarships 180 49% $87,577 $487
Institutional grants or scholarships 320 87% $6,090,125 $19,032
Student loan aid 200 54% $1,402,424 $7,012
Federal student loans 199 54% $1,322,158 $6,644
Other student loans 6 2% $80,266 $13,378
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,526 100% $39,393,039 $25,815
Pell grants 368 24% $1,550,732 $4,214
Federal student loans 954 63% $5,271,460 $5,526

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,305
Undergraduate enrollment 1,305
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 27
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,798 853 945
Percent admitted 64% 65% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 65% 19% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 94 34%
ACT 236 85%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 620
SAT Math 490 630
SAT Writing 490 630
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 31
ACT Math 22 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1717
Football 116-
Golf 89
Lacrosse 4318
Soccer 2324
Softball -16
Tennis 138
Track and Field, Indoor 2626
Track and Field, Outdoor 2626
Track and Field, X-Country 66
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1922 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1934 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 201
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 101
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.2%
Number in default13
Number in repayment180

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00101200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Asian Studies/Civilization1-
Category total1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General34-
Category total34-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting26-
Business Administration and Management, General4631
Category total7231
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science10-
Category total10-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1-
Education, Other2-
Music Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels8-
Category total12-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General0-
Category total0-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General22-
Category total22-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2-
German Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
Category total7-
History Colleges
History, General23-
Category total23-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General20-
Category total20-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biopsychology5-
International/Global Studies1-
Mathematics and Computer Science0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other18-
Category total24-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies5-
Category total5-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy4-
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Category total8-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General8-
Physics, General2-
Category total10-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General18-
Category total18-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General8-
Political Science and Government, General9-
Sociology2-
Category total19-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Dance, General6-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7-
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other3-
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other2-
Fine/Studio Arts, General6-
Keyboard Instruments0-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Music, General6-
Music, Other0-
Painting0-
Sculpture0-
Voice and Opera1-
Category total36-
Grand total32131