Alabama A&M proposes purchase of Birmingham-Southern College campus

Alabama A&M University leadership wants to buy soon-to-close Birmingham-Southern College, a move leadership says would help the growing college expand into one of its primary student markets and be a boon for the surrounding community.

Based in Huntsville, Alabama A&M is the state’s largest historically Black college. It currently has its largest enrollment, 6,600 students, and freshman class, 2,000. Ten percent of its students come from Birmingham.

“Birmingham is our market,” Shannon Frank Reeves Sr., Alabama A&M’s vice president of government affairs and external relations, told Alabama Daily News on Tuesday.

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