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About Us

Over the course of 70+ years, Lawson State Community College has transformed and evolved to become one of the best community colleges in Alabama. Our faculty and staff work hard every day to provide affordable and accessible education to over 3,000 students seeking personal and professional growth.

The College welcomes you and invites you to join us.

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Lawson State cultivates success through excellence and innovation.
Over 70 years of rich history to learn from!
Dr. Cynthia T. Anthony is our fifth president and first female to serve.
The Foundation Board is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders.


Lifting Up Another Generation

Whether you're coming here full-time or part-time, pursuing a career, or transfer program, know one thing: YOU'RE WELCOME HERE.
Degrees awarded annually
Of students transfer to a four-year institution
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Get to know us better! We'd love to hear from you.

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Want to hear more about us? Or help us tell the Lawson State story? Reach out!

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Get to Know Us

There are two campuses of Lawson State Community College,  one in Bessemer, Alabama and the other in Birmingham, Alabama. Find out more about each campus.
Whether you're a prospective student looking for more information about us, a current student seeking technical help, or an alumnus looking how to get involved, whatever it is you need we can help. Reach out!