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About Spring Hill College

Transformational Educational Opportunities

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Alabama. Rooted in Catholic heritage and continuing the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Spring Hill College molds students to become responsible leaders in service to others. 

Find out more about us and understand how our flexible online programs will prepare you to be real-world ready in your chosen path.

Why Choose Spring Hill College?

Spring Hill College believes in an education that ignites passion and purpose. Online learners will thrive intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and professionally.

We offer flexible, affordable and accessible degree options that fit your life. Our online courses are designed with adult learners in mind and are delivered in a convenient format.

When you graduate with a Spring Hill College degree, you will be prepared to make a positive impact in your workplace, your community and the world.


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. Regional accreditation is the most prestigious form of accreditation for institutions of higher education.

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


  • No. 1 RN program in Alabama,, 2021
  • No. 1 RN program among four year institutions of higher learning in Alabama,, 2021
  • Top 10 Price-to-Earnings Premium School, Forbes, 2020
  • 2020-21 Alabama and Catholic College of Distinction

Fast Facts

Spring Hill College has educated leaders, influenced careers, inspired life choices and ignited a life-long passion for the greater good.

  • Founded in 1830 by Mobile’s first Catholic bishop
  • The oldest Catholic college in the Southeast
  • A private, Jesuit and Catholic College
  • A proud Yellow Ribbon School for our military students
  • Multiple start dates each year
  • 100% online programs
  • Close to 15,000 alumni worldwide

Our Mission

We offer students a thorough preparation for professional excellence; and we strive to awaken mind and spirit to the pursuit of truth and to the ever-deepening appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, the demands of justice and the mystery of God’s love.

Our Vision

The people of Spring Hill College, in community, work together to nurture learning for body, mind and spirit. We take the time and make the effort to teach and act with justice, with care and in the service of others.

Our Values

Spring Hill College ignites the value of a Jesuit, Catholic education in every student, inspiring them for lifelong success.


Rooted in its Catholic heritage and continuing the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence.


Empower learners to see the world through an ethical lens in order to challenge and change the status quo as agents of change.

Inclusivity and diversity

Our campus community is focused on the needs of all students, as our continual commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Academic excellence

Rigorous learning that provides educational opportunities that broaden perspectives and expand your horizon.

Our History

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College has educated leaders, influenced careers, inspired life choices and ignited a lifelong passion for the greater good. Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the U.S.

Spring Hill College and its graduates have been pioneers on many fronts. For instance, Spring Hill led the way in desegregation among Southern colleges, and it earned the respect of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who mentioned the moral significance of Spring Hill’s initiatives in his 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

Spring Hill students are Jesuit-educated, meaning they not only excel academically but also are committed to the Jesuit tradition of “cura personalis,” that is, a care for the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of each person.

We nurture both the personal and social dimensions of faith, seeking to draw our students into a deeper and more vital relationship with God.