Lawson State Community College

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School Overview

Lawson State Community College (also known as “Lawson State”) is a public two-year community college based in Birmingham, Alabama. The college also has a branch campus in Bessemer, Alabama.

Lawson State was recently ranked among the top two-year community colleges in the nation, due in part to its exceptional student and teacher satisfication ratings. Students find Lawson State to offers an excellent academic program and a satisfying student life, and teachers agree!

The college is fully accredited to award two-year associate degrees and technical certificates in various academic fields and career-oriented disciplines, including business, health, engineering technologies, family services, construction trades, culinary arts, legal studies, public administration and nursing, among many others. In addition to degree programs and certificates, Lawson State also offers various adult education options.

Washington Monthly ranked Lawson State among the community colleges found in its “America’s 50 best community colleges” list which is published each year. Given the shear number of community colleges in the United States, this is quite an impressive feat.

Lawson State is dedicated to the success of their students and to this end they offer a lot of student support services, including academic and career counseling, career placement, health services and a special programs (TRIO) for disabled students.

General Information

Admission Office

3060 Wilson Road SW

Birmingham, AL 35221-1717

(205) 929-6309

Fax: (205) 923-7106



Contact: Jeff Shelley

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3060 Wilson Road SW

Birmingham, AL 35221-1717

(205) 925-2515

www.lawsonstate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,609

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 931

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,609

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Advanced placement option for licensed practical nurses (LPN) and nursing education. Nursing students must pass nursing entrance exam or have 20 ACT or comparable SAT.


College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Fashion Merchandising C
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Operations Management A

Communications & Journalism

Radio/Television C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C
Photographic/Film Technology C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Construction Trades – General A,C
Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C
Plumbing C
Power/Electric Transmission C

Engineering

Electrical/Communications Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Automotive Engineering Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Apparel/Textile Manufacturing C
Child Development C
Foods/Nutrition Studies C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Home Attendant C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Diesel Mechanics C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Electronics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C
Mechanics & Repair – General C

Personal & Culinary Services

Barbering C
Cosmetic Services C
Manicure/Nails C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork C
Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(205) 925-2515
Website:www.lawsonstate.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.lawsonstate.edu/admissions_records/admissions_information/admission_procedures_for_all_students.aspx
Address:3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, AL 35221-1717
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,128
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,400 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,380
Out-of-state Tuition:$7,890
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,428

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services63
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Construction Trades51
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21
Health Professions and Related Programs31
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians91
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services61
Precision Production3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total4917

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,380
Out-of-state$7,890
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid59295%
Grant or scholarship aid58895%$5,428
Student loan aid00%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,75587%$4,322
Federal student loans00%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,128
Undergraduate enrollment3,128
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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