Lawson State Community College - Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 35221
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,248
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 37
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 11
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.8%

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Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$119/credit
In State Students$119/credit
Out of State Students$238/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $5,355 $5,355 $10,710
ADN 70 $8,330 $8,330 $16,660
BSN 125 $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 83% $4,320
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,080
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,617
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 36% $3,766
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221

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