Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35221
Located in the southwestern section of Birmingham, Lawson State community college was established in 1949 with a mission of offering both academic and technical/career programs. LSCC is a historically black college (HBCU) which offers over 60 programs including practical nursing and associate's degree in nursing. The ADN program was started in 1970 and it has been responsible for adding over 1000 nurses into the healthcare field in its 4 decade-long existence. Since its formation in 1973, the LPN program at Lawson state also produced 1000s of dedicated nurses. The college also offers mobility programs for students who wish to advance their career from LPN to registered nurse.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$119/credit|
|In State Students||$119/credit|
|Out of State Students||$238/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Lawson State Community College - Birmingham's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$1,080|
|State Grant & Scholarships||6%||$2,617|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||36%||$3,766|
|Federal Student Loans||--||--|
$7,980Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,037|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,824|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,941|
|$75,001 to $110,000$10,635|
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The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships.
Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.