Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus

Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus

Lawson State Community College, also known as LSCC, is a comprehensive, public, two-year College with campuses located in Bessemer and Birmingham. It was established in the year 1949 as the Wenonah State Technical Institute. It merged with Lawson State Junior College in 1973 and became Lawson State Community College. The college is organized into following divisions:

  • Business Technologies
  • Career Technical
  • Health Professions
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

LSCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in various intercollegiate sports including volleyball, baseball, men's basketball, and women's basketball. The college also has a cheerleading team. LSCC's student body is active and impressive. The campus is home to a number of clubs and organizations such as Alpha Theta Phi Library Society, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and The Sophist Club.

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Contacting Lawson State Community College

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham , AL 35221-1717
General Phone: (205) 925-2515

Lawson State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine127EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts80liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, cartography
Mechanics and Repair61industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Engineering Technician48electronics tech, HVAC tech, automotive tech, drafting
Beauty and Cosmetology46cosmetology, barber
Construction Trades32apparel and textile manufacture, masonry, carpentry, electrician, building inspection and management, plumbing
Family and Social Work30foodservice management, child care management, social work
Business and Management26business, business management, accounting technology, fashion merchandising
Office and Administration17administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology11dental assistant
Production Trades9welding, cabinetmaking
Media7radio and TV tech, printing equipment operation
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art
Landscaping and Horticulture1ornamental horticulture

Number of programs and degrees for Lawson State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year17032
Associate's degree24817
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9715

Lawson State Community College Student Body

Lawson State Community College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Lawson State Community College had a total enrollment of 3,320 students (2,657 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 82%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown17%

Lawson State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 65 %

Lawson State Community College Room and Board (2007)

Lawson State Community College offers campus housing for 110 of its 2,657 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Birmingham, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Lawson State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,130
Room and board $ 4,000
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,000
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Lawson State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 105900)

Lawson State Community College Faculty

Lawson State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year49$53,16047$53,814
All faculty totalacademic year49$53,16047$53,814

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lawson State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01717

Lawson State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

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Lawson State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Lawson State Community College Apart:

Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Lawson State Community College Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Lawson State Community College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Lawson State Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Lawson State Community College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Lawson State Community College % of degrees in construction trades
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Lawson State Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Lawson State Community College % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Lawson State Community College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Lawson State Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Lawson State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Lawson State Community College Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Lawson State Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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