The SEC rivalry is alive and well in Birmingham. So is the educational system. Birmingham is Alabama’s largest city with 10 universities and colleges to choose from. These schools offer degrees ranging from medicine to engineering and law. Government, trade & transportation, education, and healthcare are the largest industries in the city, employing 49% of the Birmingham workforce.* That’s a lot of people when you realize the Birmingham area has a population that accounts for 1/4th of the entire state of Alabama.* And with an average weekly wage of $946 and an unemployment rate of 6.6%, right on par with the national average, you could have some promising career prospects after graduation.*
When you get a chance to wander off campus, Birmingham has plenty to offer in terms of the outdoors, cultural arts, and quality of life. Thanks to its competitive salaries and low living expenses, Birmingham is one of the best cities for college and post-collegiate life. With the world’s best motorcycle collection, the Barber Motorsports Museum, and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham has grown into one of the cultural hubs of the Southeastern United States. In addition, the city has plans to add more green space per capita than any other US city, so the outdoor lovers will be in Heaven. And with an average temperature of 63◦ and only 2 inches of snowfall a year, the climate couldn’t get any better for walking to class or cheering on your school’s football team.* So change things up, and bloom in Birmingham.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Birmingham” *www.usclimatedata.com *www.birminghamal.org
Samford University offers 148 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,530 students graduated with students earning 815 Bachelor's degrees, 381 Doctoral degrees, 305 Master's degrees, and 29 Certificates.
University of Alabama at Birmingham offers 188 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 5,556 students graduated with students earning 2,523 Bachelor's degrees, 2,197 Master's degrees, 565 Doctoral degrees, and 271 Certificates.
Herzing University-Birmingham offers 69 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 234 students graduated with students earning 110 Certificates, 107 Associate's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 8 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL||12 : 1||1,209|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL||17 : 1||2,553|
|Alabama State College of Barber Styling Gardendale, AL||10|
|Miles College Fairfield, AL||19 : 1||1,456|
|Fortis Institute-Birmingham Birmingham, AL||43 : 1||514|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham Hoover, AL||221|
|Herzing University-Birmingham Birmingham, AL||34 : 1||586|
|Lawson State Community College Birmingham, AL||39 : 1||3,375|
|Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL||36 : 1||3,787|
|Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL||59 : 1||8,711|
|Strayer University-Alabama Birmingham, AL||901 : 1||1,802|