Lawson State Community College (also know as "Lawson," "Lawson State," or LSCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges.
Lawson State is a public two year community college, located in the state of Alabama. The school was established in 1949, and currently maintains an enrollment of more than 5,000 undergraduate students each semester, in both credit and non credit courses.
Lawson is part of the Alabama Community College System, along with the following 23 other community colleges:
Shown above: An aerial view of Lawson State
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Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Lawson State Community College.
1. Where is Lawson State Community College?
The main campus of Lawson State is located about 15 miles southwest of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Here are the official mailing and visiting addresses for both Lawson campuses:
3060 Wilson Road SW
1100 Ninth Avenue SW
2. What types of degrees are offered at Lawson State Community College?
Lawson State grants Associate degrees, as well as quite a few skilled trade and technical certificates.
3. What courses and programs are offered at Lawson State Community College?
Lawson State has four divisions:
Students enrolled at Lawson State can choose from a great number of academic programs, career programs, and pre professional programs.
Here are just a few examples:
Career Path Training
Pre Professional Programs
Above: A Robotics exhibit at Lawson State
4. Who should attend Lawson State Community College?
Lawson State is an appropriate choice for Alabama residents of any age who want to save money on their college educations, especially those who live in or near Birmingham.
Lawson State also features numerous skilled trade certificate programs for people who want to join the workforce immediately after graduation.
African American students are especially encouraged to apply, since Lawson State is a historically black college.
5. Why attend Lawson State Community College?
Here are some good reasons to enroll at Lawson State:
6. How much does it cost to enroll at Lawson State Community College?
According to the Lawson State website, the cost of tuition and fees to enroll at Lawson is:
Other fees may also apply. These may include application fees, registration fees, lab fees, online course fees, student fees, insurance fees, and others.
Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at Lawson State.
Shown above: The campus of Lawson State
7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Lawson State Community College?
For a full time student, it should take about two years to earn an Associate's degree from Lawson State.
Skilled trade certificates can take up to one year, although many certificates can be completed in less than one year.
However, roughly two out of three students at Lawson State attend the school part time. In these cases, how long it takes to earn a degree depends primarily on each student's own schedule.
8. What is the Lawson State Community College campus like?
The LSCC campus is home to a number of academic and administrative buildings, and also has on-campus student housing.
The athletic teams at Lawson State are called the Cougars. They play for the Alabama Community College Conference. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Lawson include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, and Volleyball. The school colors are navy and gold.
Shown above: Volleyball players at Lawson State
image credit: lawsonstate.edu
Above: Dancers at Lawson State
9. What is the Lawson State Community College neighborhood like?
The LSCC campus is located near enough to downtown Birmingham that a car is not necessarily needed to get around the area, although some will find a vehicle convenient.
This neighborhood has a decent walk score, and public transit services are available.
Above: Downtown Birmingham, Alabama
10. What are the distance learning options at Lawson State Community College?
Lawson State has many online courses available, and one fully online program in Business Administration, where students can earn their degrees fully online.
Aside from the Business degree program, all the basic academic classes can be taken online, as well as quite a few other classes.
Here are just a few examples:
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11. What is the contact information for Lawson State Community College?
You can reach the Birmingham or Bessemer campus office of Lawson State by calling 205-925-2515.
To reach the Admissions Office of Lawson State, call 205-929-6309.
Or you can send a fax to Lawson State at 205-925-3716.
Above: Former President Obama speaks at Lawson State.
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