Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College, often referred to by the abbreviation of the name, SHC, is a coeducational, private, Roman Catholic Jesuit college located in Mobile, Alabama, United States. It was founded in 1830 by Michael Portier, the first Bishop of Mobile. The college has an urban campus, which stretches across approximately 400 acres of land and includes a, 18-hole golf course. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of communications/arts, social science, natural sciences, etc. The college also supports a program to allow students to study abroad, in countries like England, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, or Mexico.

The athletics teams of Spring Hill College are known as the Badgers. The official mascot of the college is the Badger. The students take part in a wide variety of intercollegiate sports including cross country, volleyball, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer and baseball. Students also take part in a number of intramural sports of their choice, such as, wallyball, sand volleyball, flag football, racquetball, tennis. They also organize and participate in card tournaments.

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Contacting Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin St
Mobile , AL 36608-1791
General Phone: (251) 380-4000

Spring Hill College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management52business management, human resources
Liberal Arts52Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy, theology, pastoral counseling
Therapy and Counseling29psychology, art therapy
Science28biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media24communication studies
Education and Teaching22education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Design7graphic design
Fine Arts5fine arts
Art Studies3arts management
Engineering2various engineering courses
Medicine1gerontology, pre-med
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Spring Hill College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23230
Award of less than 1 academic year12
Associate's degree13
Master's degree618
Postbaccalaureate certificate25
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Spring Hill College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Spring Hill College had a total enrollment of 1,538 students (1,463 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 19%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 40%
20-21 29%
22-24 9%
25-29 4%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

Spring Hill College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 50 %

Spring Hill College Room and Board (2007)

Spring Hill College offers campus housing for 1,010 of its 1,463 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Spring Hill College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math470610
SAT Writing490590
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT26%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Spring Hill College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,240
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,240
Room and board $ 9,700
Room charge $ 4,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,410
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Spring Hill College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 104100)

Spring Hill College Faculty

Spring Hill College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2013
Non-tenured and not on tenure track29

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$73,3185$63,638
Associate professoracademic year12$58,3069$55,256
Assistant professoracademic year16$47,52814$46,857
Instructoracademic year2*7$46,546
All faculty totalacademic year46$59,14135$51,352

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

Spring Hill College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Track Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4369112

Spring Hill College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Spring Hill College Apart:

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% of degrees in mathematics
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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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