Ignite Your Passion At Alabama’s Leading Jesuit Catholic Liberal Arts College

Since 1830, Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama has educated and prepared the next generation of leaders for success during and after their time on the Hill. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education (“Jesuit-educated”) is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on igniting a passion for knowledge and personal growth. Our belief in cura personalis – the Jesuit belief in care for the whole person and service to others – is a guiding principle in all we do. Care and service are infused throughout the Spring Hill College curriculum and campus experience, providing students with an education that empowers them individually and builds their ability to serve a larger community.

Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the U.S. The College is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

Spring Hill is also among the most affordable private Colleges in the country.

Academic Excellence

Spring Hill College prides itself on providing award-winning academic programs taught by expert faculty with real world experience and knowledge. At the core of our academics is a liberal arts education that allows students to learn holistically and become well-rounded professionals.

Academic Programs:

More than 52 majors and concentrations

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Alumni Support, Career Trajectory

  • Close to 15,000 alumni worldwide
  • Spring Hill College is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in the country for return on investment (ROI) by Forbes Magazine.
  • Spring Hill College is honored as a College of Distinction for its Business and Nursing programs.
  • 99.5% of the Class of 2019 attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • SHC has the No. 1 four-year nursing program in the state of Alabama.
  • 100% of the SHC 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted.
  • SHC has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Teacher Education program over the last five years.

Jesuit, Liberal Arts Education

Throughout the world, Jesuits are synonymous with the four century-old tradition of excellence in education and commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. The Jesuit education at Spring Hill College embodies a spirit of commitment to our local community and to the world around us –  To seek to understand other points of view, backgrounds and how together, you can make a difference in the world.

Become a Part of the Badger Community 

  • Over 1,100 total enrolled students from 31 states and 30 countries
  • 61% women; 39% men
  • 56% of our students are from outside Alabama
  • 38% are Catholic
  • Spring Hill guarantees all full-time undergraduate students on-campus housing for four years. 70% of undergraduate students live on campus.
  • Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year.
  • Spring Hill College has more than 70 clubs and student organizations, and an 18-hole golf course and an 18-hole disc golf course on campus.

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Mobile, Alabama: Our Hometown

From the nearby beaches to its diverse communities, Mobile, Alabama is Spring Hill College’s hometown. About 540,000 residents live in the Mobile Bay area, which encompasses approximately 2,800 square mile It’s a short drive from the campus to great local food, music and culture in downtown Mobile. Take a short walk and simple pleasures like great pizza, boutique shopping and national retailers are even closer. Spring Hill’s campus is a 381-acre, naturally landscaped site, and features massive oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course.

Learn about the Gulf Coast


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 NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) or the Gulf South Conference (GSC). Since 1979, SHC has produced 61 NAIA All-Americans and 180 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. And although we’re not a football college, it’s said we have been undefeated since 1941!

Learn more about Athletics at Spring Hill


Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Professional programs are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Spring Hill College Division of Nursing is hosting an evaluation of the baccalaureate degree programs (BSN) with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on September 20-22, 2023.  If you would like to provide comments to the site visitors for review regarding the BSN program, please send these to: thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.  All written third party comments must be received by CCNE by August 31, 2023.


Spring Hill College was founded in 1830, making it Alabama’s oldest institution of higher learning and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the nation.

Campus & Locations

Located in a charming and picturesque neighborhood, the Spring Hill College campus is dotted with towering oak trees and azalea-lined walkways. And there’s always new terrain to explore in the vibrant surrounding community of Mobile.

Virtual Campus Tour

Take our virtual campus tour to get a taste of the beautiful scenery and the Spring Hill College experience from the comfort of home.


Spring Hill graduates automatically become members of the National Alumni Association. Network with fellow alumni, learn about events and achievements and contribute to the SHC culture of philanthropy.

Mission and Service

True to the Catholic tradition, Spring Hill College nurtures both the personal and social dimensions of faith, seeking to draw students into a deeper and more vital relationship with God through service to the community.

Jesuit Advantage

Embark on a rewarding experience that goes beyond your education, shaping your leadership skills and commitment to serving others in the spirit of Spring Hill College’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition.


The Spring Hill College administration oversees and supports the vital mission of the school and ensures it meets its goals and objectives.

Contact Us

Someone is always available to address questions about your Spring Hill College education. Reach out and promptly receive the support you need.


Employment opportunities at Spring Hill College align with the school’s mission of service to the community. Join our esteemed faculty and staff and embark on a fulfilling career with SHC.