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Health & Medicine Profile

Something transformative happens when you come to Spring Hill College.

About Spring Hill College
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.

Spring Hill College is:
• The oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third-oldest Jesuit college in the United States
• Ranked among the top 25 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+ college for B students”

• Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
• Average class size: 17
• Faculty with doctoral/highest degree: 96%
• 46 undergraduate majors and areas of concentration
• Average high school GPA of 3.12–3.92 and an ACT composite score of 21–27 (freshman class)
• Most popular declared undergraduate majors:
1. Science and math (21%)
2. Business (20%)
3. Social sciences (19%)
4. Communication, fine, and performing arts (10%)
5. Nursing (9%)
6. Teacher education (8%)

Financial aid
Ninety-nine percent of students receive financial aid, including scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study.

Located on the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Alabama, is situated at the mouth of the Mobile River and the edge of Mobile Bay. About 540,000 residents live in the Mobile Bay area, which encompasses approximately 2,800 square miles. Mobile combines Southern beauty and charm with the advantages of a fast-growing metropolitan area. The region offers an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.

Graduates and careers
• 11,500 alumni worldwide
• 90% of SHC graduates who apply for health-related graduate programs are accepted.
• 100% of our nursing majors passed the NCLEX test last year.
• Teacher education graduates have a 100% teaching certification pass rate and 100% job placement success.
• More than 85% of communication arts graduates find jobs in their chosen specialties within three months; more than 90% are placed within six months.
• Of the Class of 2014, 50% of communication arts majors were placed in a job prior to commencement, and more than 80% of those actively seeking employment were placed within six weeks of graduation.
• 54% of students plan to attend graduate or professional school.

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 11 Jesuits as part of our campus community.
• The SHC core curriculum lays a strong academic foundation for students as they pursue their chosen field of study.

Spring Hill College provides four-year guaranteed housing in campus residence halls and apartments. Ninety percent of traditional undergraduates live on campus.

Spring Hill College has participated in intercollegiate athletics since 1889 when the baseball team first took to the diamond. The Badgers currently have 17 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. In the 2013–2014 seasons alone, the Badgers listed 21 Daktronics-
NAIA Scholar Athletes and 24 All-
Conference honorees on their rosters.
• Varsity sports: baseball (m), beach volleyball (w), basketball (m & w), co-ed cheerleading, cross-country (m & w), dance (w), golf (m & w), soccer (m & w), softball (w), tennis (m & w), outdoor track & field (m & w), volleyball (w)
• Junior varsity teams: baseball (m), basketball (m & w), soccer (m & w), softball (w), volleyball (w), golf (m)
• Intramural sports: sand volleyball, softball, flag football, 5-on-5 basketball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee; 40% student participation
• Club sports: bowling (m & w), rugby (m & w)
• Academics: our student-athletes maintain a high level of academic excellence, with an average GPA above 3.0.

Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.




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. 

Student body
• 1,449 total enrolled students from 36 states and 11 countries
• 60% women; 40% men
• 60% of students are from outside Alabama.
• 51% of students are Catholic.
• 90% of students live on campus in the College’s eight
residence halls. Spring Hill guarantees all full-time undergraduates on-campus housing for four years.
• Our students contribute 18,000+ hours to the local community each year.
• Spring Hill College has 50 registered student organizations.

Professional programs are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.