Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has three math schools within its city limits. Birmingham Southern College, the highest ranked school in the city with a math program, has a total student population of 1,549. It is the 215th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Math students from Birmingham schools who go on to become mathematicians, math teachers, biomathematicians, actuaries, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,770 people working as mathematicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,920. Also, Statisticians make on average $75,220 per year and there are about 21,370 of them employed in the US today.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary.
Of the 3 math schools in Birmingham, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Birmingham Southern College comes out as the most expensive ($20,214/yr) for math students, with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest, reported at only $11,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|