Gotta love a school with “Southern” in its very name, now don’t we? Well, welcome to the first featured school in our second annual Southern Colleges Week. As school starts back for young Southern ladies and gentlemen, we like to look at some of the best universities the South has to offer — and trust us, there’s plenty.
We start off this year with Birmingham-Southern College, a school near and dear to my heart. It’s no secret that I love Birmingham. But I had a good friend who attended here, so I’ve been by BSC many times.
BSC is a private, four-year liberal arts college, located near the heart of downtown Birmingham, so there’s lots to see and do outside of class for students. It was founded as Southern University by the United Methodist church in 1856, but then merged with Birmingham College in 1898 to form its current moniker, Birmingham-Southern. While they’ve had a little financial hiccup of late, we have confidence the Panthers will pounce right back, with their new president, General Charles Krulak to lead the way. It’s got that great large university feel, but with a small student-to-professor ratio, along with boasting 98% of their faculty holding a doctorate or highest degree in their field of work.
Come on back the rest of this week and see if your school is one of our featured Southern Colleges. And if you missed it, check out last year’s College Week!