Bessemer State Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 308
Bessemer, AL 35021-0308
Tel: (205)428-6391
Fax: (205)424-5119
Web Site:


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 60-acre small town campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $43,950. Total enrollment: 2,087. 1,955 applied, 58% were admitted. 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 39% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, ACT ASSET. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/4. Notification: continuous until 8/4.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1728 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3456 full-time, $144 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $432 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 180 computers available on campus for general student use.

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