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Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham Southern College 900 Arkadelphia Road Birmingham, AL 35254 Phone: (205) 226-4600
  • General Information
    About Birmingham Southern College

    The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's time. Sydney J. Harris It is the Mission of Birmingham-Southern College to provide a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. The College challenges students to think independently, to examine the arts and sciences aesthetically and critically, and to communicate clearly. It fosters the advancement of scholarship, personal and resourceful learning, and comprehensive advising. The Education Department seeks to complement the Mission of the College by providing an academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating program of experiences. Our Mission is to produce purposeful and intentional teachers who know, know why, and know how. The Education Department is philosophically grounded by the tenets of Social Constructivism and Critical Theory. Our teaching is grounded in the work of educational researchers, philosophers, and theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Cambourne, Bruner, Dewey, and Freire


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,536
    Percent Admitted 59%
    Men Admitted 61%
    Women Admitted 57%
    Full Time Retention Rate 81%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 520 640
      Math 510 630
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 28
      English 23 31
      Math 21 28
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,528
    Native American 6.0
    Asian 51.0
    African American 136.0
    Hispanic 23.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,504
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 15

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