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Birmingham Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Birmingham Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Birmingham, Alabama

There are at least 12 colleges in Birmingham, listed and described below. These schools represent 37,545 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 31,756 full-time students, and a reported 5,563 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College, Samford University and Virginia College-Birmingham. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Birmingham Southern College or University of Alabama at Birmingham.

We also provide an extensive list of Alabama Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Birmingham.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Birmingham.

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  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Birmingham Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Alabama State College of Barber Styling
9480 Parkway E
Birmingham, AL 35215-8308

  • Programs: barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 18 students, 28 full-time equivalent.

Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215-3098

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, general studies, administrative assistant, liberal arts and sciences, business, computer and info science, funeral and mortuary, child care management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 7,944 students, 5,602 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221-1717

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, general studies, licensed practical nurse, liberal arts and sciences, barber, HVAC tech, autobody repair, child care management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 3,320 students, 2,657 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 110 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Southeastern School of Cosmetology
849 Dennison Ave. SW, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35211-3865

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 97 students, 130 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Birmingham with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Birmingham Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, English, biology, accounting, interdisciplinary studies, history, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,389 students, 1,332 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,420 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-640. Math: 510-630.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, pharmacy, business management, registered nursing, accounting, biology, educational administration, ministry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 4,485 students, 3,388 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,860 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-630. Math: 500-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Southeastern Bible College
2545 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35244-2083

  • Programs: bible studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 220 students, 177 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 98 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, psychology, medicine, biology, public health, elementary school teaching, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 16,246 students, 13,901 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,075 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-620. Math: 520-640.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Virginia College-Birmingham
65 Bagby Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209-3703

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: culinary arts, business management, medical office assistant, graphic design, administrative assistant, accounting, criminal justice and administration, MIS
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,826 students, 4,541 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Fairfield Colleges 1 12,381 1,210 715
Sumiton Colleges 1 2,665 3,986 340

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