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Alabama A&M University’s offer for the Birmingham-South campus was not accepted

NORMAL, Ala. (WAFF) – Officials at Alabama A&M University have confirmed that its bid to buy the Birmingham-Southern College campus has fallen through.

Birmingham-Southern College officially closed its doors on May 31 after the school defaulted on a loan.

With the closure, AAMU officials saw an opportunity for expansion and expanded their initial offering for the campus in late April.

The original bid was $52 million, which included $22 million in cash and a $30 million investment for campus maintenance, repairs and upgrades.

Almost two months later, Miles College signed a letter of intent to purchase the campus, their offer amount was not disclosed.

Following this, AAMU officials increased their offer by $13.5 million (cash), bringing the total offer to $65.5 million.

AAMU Vice President of Government Affairs and External Relations Shannon Reeves says now that the offer was not accepted, officials will move resources to their main campus.

“Our BSC offer was not accepted. With no agreement in Birmingham, we will shift our resources to be invested in our main campus in Huntsville as we achieved record enrollment in the 2023-2024 academic year.”

Space and expansion are priorities for any campus, especially Alabama A&M University.

AAMU has steadily increased freshman enrollment since 2019, and last year set a new record for the institution.

In preparation for that, they have partnered with several apartment complexes around the university to accommodate the influx of new students.

With just a few months until classes resume for the fall semester, we’ll see what direction A&M leadership decides to go with this failed bid in the rearview mirror.

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