At a Glance

SHC Commencement

The Spring Hill College Snapshot

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College has provided a powerful liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition for almost two centuries. Spring Hill’s mission is to help students become leaders in service to others, fulfilling the unique potential of each individual. As a result, our students are engaged, inspired and transformed by their experiences.

  • Oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the U.S.
  • Ranked among the top 20 Southern colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges”
  • Listed as a "Great Place, Great Price" college by U.S. News & World Report and an "A-Plus college for B students."

Student Body

  • 1,328 total enrolled students from 39 states and 12 countries
  • 61% women; 39% men
  • 56% of our students are from outside Alabama
  • 62% are Catholic
  • 85% live on campus in the College’s 8 residence halls. Spring Hill guarantees all full-time undergraduates students on-campus housing for four years.
  • Our students contribute 20,000+ hours to the local community each year
  • Spring Hill College has 47 registered student organizations

Academics

  • Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 16
  • Faculty with doctoral/highest degree: 93% 
  • 49 undergraduate majors and areas of concentration
  • Average high school GPA of 3.45 and an ACT composite score of 24 (freshman class)
  • Most popular declared undergraduate majors:
    • Sciences (20%)
    • Business (19%)
    • Social Sciences (18%)
    • Communications, Fine & Performing Arts (11%)
    • Nursing (10%)

Careers

  • 21% of students go on to attend graduate or professional school
  • 90% of SHC graduates who apply for health-related graduate programs are accepted
  • Teacher education graduates have a 100% teaching certification pass rate and 100% job placement success
  • 93% of communications arts graduates find jobs in their chosen specialties within three months

Jesuit, Liberal Arts Education

  • Throughout the world, Jesuits are synonymous with a four century-old tradition of excellence in education and commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
  • Spring Hill College currently has 14 Jesuits as part of our campus community.
  • The Spring Hill College Core Curriculum:
    • English – 12 credit hours
    • Philosophy – 9 credit hours
    • Theology - 9 credit hours
    • History – 6 credit hours
    • Social Sciences – 6 credit hours
    • Mathematics – 3 credit hours
    • Laboratory Science – 3 credit hours
    • Foreign Languages – 0 to 6 credit hours, depending on language assessment
    • Computer Information Systems or Mathematics or Science – 3 credit hours
    • Fine Arts – 3 credit hours

Financial Aid

  • 90% of students receive financial aid

Alumni

  • 11,500

Athletics

Spring Hill College has participated in intercollegiate athletics since 1889 when the baseball team first took to the diamond.  The Badgers currently have 16 teams that compete within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). Since 1979, SHC has produced 57 NAIA All-Americans and 91 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.  In the 2008-09 seasons alone, the Badgers listed 12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and 18 All-Conference honorees on their rosters.

  • Varsity Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball
  • Intramural Sports: Sand Volleyball, Softball, Flag Football, 5-on 5 Basketball, Soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee; 40% student participation
  • Club Sports: Rugby
  • Academics: Our student-athletes maintain a high level of academic excellence with an average GPA above 3.0

Campus

Located in one of Mobile's most picturesque neighborhoods, Spring Hill's campus rests on a 381-acre site, is naturally landscaped, and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. Several buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

We continue to expand to meet the needs of a growing student population with recent additions including a new library and three new residence halls. The new state-of-the-art student center, which opened in June 2010, received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “silver” certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Over the last 12 years, Spring Hill College has invested over $100 million in capital improvements.