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Birmingham Southern College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Birmingham Southern College

Website: http://www.bsc.edu
Address: 900 Arkadelphia Road , Birmingham , Alabama - 35254
Phone: (205) 226-4600
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's, Master's
Campus setting
Midsize City
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Athletics (football) NCAA, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Calendar system Four-one-four plan
Remedial services No
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers No
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning No
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $40
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
2,101
973
1,128
Percent admitted
69%
69%
68%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
31%
35%
27%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
520
640
SAT Math
510
630
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
23
28
ACT English
23
31
ACT Math
21
28
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $24,780
Out-of-state tuition $24,780
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $9,105
On-campus other expenses $900
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
98%
-
Federal grant aid
16%
$5,011
State or local grant aid
43%
$587
Institutional grant aid
95%
-
Loan aid
40%
$6,586
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
1,458
49%
51%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 1,412
Estimated graduates enrolled 46
Undergraduates 24 years old 98%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 2%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 66%
Men 65%
Women 66%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 53%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 62%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 66%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $22,940 $24,300 $25,586 $26,746 4.5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,894 $8,273 $9,105 $9,800 7.6%
Other $680 $800 $900 $1,000 11.1%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,894 $8,273 $9,105 $9,236 1.4%
Other $700 $800 $900 $1,000 11.1%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $450 $500 $600 $700 16.7%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $32,514 $34,373 $36,691 $38,646 5.3%
Off Campus $32,534 $34,373 $36,691 $38,082 3.8%
Off Campus with Family $24,390 $25,800 $27,286 $28,546 4.6%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Birmingham Southern College

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,536 1,162 1,374
Percent admitted 59% 61% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 31% 26%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)   X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 189 45%
ACT 366 86%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 520 640
SAT Math 520 630
SAT Writing 520 630
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 22 28

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 7/1/1922 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1934 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1954 -   Accredited