Lawson State Community College

Birmingham, AL
School Type:
2-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admissions
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1950
  • Enrollment: 2,919
  • Mascot: Cougars
  • Colors: Navy Blue and Gold
  • Motto: It’s All Here!
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Lawson State Community College, located in the bustling city of Birmingham, Alabama, is a distinguished member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) community. Established in 1950, Lawson State has a rich history of providing accessible and quality education, particularly to African American students in a time when educational opportunities were limited due to segregation and racial barriers. Over the years, it has evolved into a vital educational institution in its community, offering a range of programs and services to a diverse student body.

Today, Lawson State Community College serves 2,919 students, offering a variety of certificates and Associate's degrees. The college is known for its strong programs in Nursing, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Health Information Technology, which are designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge for the workforce. The college's motto, "It’s All Here!", encapsulates its commitment to providing comprehensive educational opportunities.

Athletically, Lawson State's Cougars compete in the NJCAA Division I, Region 22, showcasing the college's dedication to not only academic excellence but also to fostering talent and sportsmanship in athletics. The college's commitment to its students extends beyond the classroom, offering a supportive campus environment with housing facilities, which enhances the overall student experience. Lawson State Community College continues to be a beacon of learning and opportunity, upholding its legacy of empowering students for success in their future endeavors.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (205) 925-2515  
  • Admissions email:

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  • Financial Aid: (205) 925-2515
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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Health Information Technology

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NJCAA Division I - Region 22

Team Name: Cougars

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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