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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.9% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,722 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
251 Graduates

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The median tuition at Birmingham Southern College is $33,200, which is $990 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,630.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Birmingham Southern College received 3,722 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.17% annual growth. Out of those 3,722 applicants, 1,801 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,293 students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College in 2016, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Birmingham Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Birmingham Southern College has a total enrollment of 1,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Birmingham Southern College is 1,284 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99% 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, 11.7% Black or African American, 4.87% Asian, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.23% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (39.2%) and Black or African American Male (5.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 3 fewer women than men graduated from Birmingham Southern College. The majority of students graduating from Birmingham Southern College are White. These 234 graduates mean that there were 10.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Birmingham Southern College is General Business Administration & Management with 51 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 37 graduates and General Psychology with 19 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Birmingham Southern College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 8 graduates, followed by History with 14 graduates and Math & Statistics with 15 graduates.


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Birmingham Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $61M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.64M (4.32%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Birmingham Southern College had a total expenditure of $46.7M. Of that $46.7M, they spent $17.1M on salaries and $3.2M on benefits.

Birmingham Southern College employs 33 Professors, 23 Assistant professors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Birmingham Southern College are Male Professors (24), Female Assistant professors (14), and Male Associate 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 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 32 employees.



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