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Birmingham Southern College Value Report

Is BSC worth the money? Read College Factual's annual BSC value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Alabama, BSC Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

#1 Alabama Value
Top 20% Alabama Quality

Birmingham Southern College is ranked #5 out of #30 in Alabama for quality and #1 out of #25 for Alabama value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  1 out of 25
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  96.00 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the BSC financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 1% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

Birmingham Southern College is ranked #11 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to its peers, Birmingham Southern College is underpriced compared to the quality of education it provides. BSC is ranked #11 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking earning it a great value recognition.

National Value Ranking  11 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  99.25 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Birmingham Southern College $36,610 A+
University of Minnesota - Rochester $81,700 A+
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology $127,894 A
Otterbein University $128,784 A-
Baldwin Wallace University $137,987 B+
North Central College $138,264 B+
Springfield College $138,913 B
Abilene Christian University $141,539 B
College of Charleston $172,365 D
Wentworth Institute of Technology $180,340 D
University of La Verne $213,950 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $36,610 in Total

The BSC time to graduate is about 4.09 years and will cost an estimated $8,951 per year. This brings the total cost to 36,610.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $8,951
Average Years to Graduate 4.09
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $36,610

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about BSC cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$35,530 In-State With Aid
$143,530 Avg Cost No Aid
4.09 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how BSC value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $143,530 #51 A+
All Students $36,610 #11 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $35,530 #11 A+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $143,530 #4 A-
All Students $36,610 #1 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $35,530 #1 A+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Alabama.

About 100% of BSC students receive financial aid. Get more details on what BSC financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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