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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.

Education Institutes in Birmingham
Total Number of Educational Institutes
12
Total Enrollment in all institutes
42,461
Number of Public Educational Institutes
3
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
4
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
5
Graduation Rate
21.76%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
1,548
On Campus and Online Programs in Birmingham
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
4
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
2
Number of Institutes Offering both
6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Birmingham
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Southeastern School of Cosmetology55Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Herzing University-Birmingham499Four or more years13,00033
Virginia College-Birmingham1,995Four or more yearsN/A43
Strayer University-Alabama854Four or more years13,66232
University of Phoenix-Alabama44Four or more years10,90515
Fortis Institute-Birmingham506At least 2 but less than 4 years12,9219
University of Alabama at Birmingham19,535Four or more years8,328144
Birmingham Southern College1,293Four or more years34,54428
Jefferson State Community College8,938At least 2 but less than 4 years3,57045
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus3,128At least 2 but less than 4 years3,57069
Samford University5,471Four or more years29,640108
Southeastern Bible College143Four or more yearsN/AN/A
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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