Lawson State Community College: Narrative Description

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3060 Wilson Rd., SW
Birmingham, AL 35221-1798
Tel: (205)925-2515
Admissions: (205)929-6361
Fax: (205)929-6316
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 30-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,168. 1,124 applied, 49% were admitted. Full-time: 1,411 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 757 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 98% black, 0.05% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 33% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical technology programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time, $9 per credit part-time, $10 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Lawson State Library with 31,998 books, 26,035 microform titles, 170 serials, 506 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Alabama - Birmingham.

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