Alabama A&M University Looks to Acquire the Campus of Birmingham-Southern College

Alabama A&M University, the largest historically Black college or university in Alabama, has announced its interest in acquiring the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. At the conclusion of the current academic semester, the college will close, leaving the campus available for acquisition by another institution.

As of the fall 2022 semester, Alabama A&M University enrolled about 5,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. If the historically Black university were to acquire the Birmingham-Southern College campus, it would have space to boost enrollment by roughly 1,000 students. A new satellite campus could also result in increased academic, research, and community partnership opportunities.

The Alabama State Senate will decide on the 2025 education trust fund budget later this month. If Alabama A&M University is approved to purchase the Birmingham-Southern College campus, representatives from the historically Black university believe they are prepared to begin enrolling students for the fall 2025 semester.

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