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Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Tuition & Fees

$8,010

Average Salary in 10 Years

$26,600
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus is located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a small public school part of the Alabama Community College System system and offers undergrad programs. It has 3,248 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, and Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians. 14% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $22,700.

About
🗺 3060 Wilson Road SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35221
🌐 www.lawsonstate.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

14%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

19%

Women Graduation Rate

11%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$8,202
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$8,010
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education
How much debt will you graduate with?
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus you can visit www.lawsonstate.edu/financial_aid.aspx.

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $12,770
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $9,200
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus?

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus students, on average, make $26,600 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.0%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus.

Median Earnings of Students from Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

2.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

18
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

3,248

Total Students

3,248
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

42%

Students over 25

35%

Student Median Household Income

$40,438
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

59%
of undergraduates

Men

41%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus study?

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  5. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Approximately 77% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

35%

Students Who Transfer Out of Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

30%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus has a retention rate of 52% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

341
10% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus has around 341 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 10% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Alabama
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Alabama tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 34% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 62% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.