Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus

Tel: (256)835-5400
Public institution
  • Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus offers a variety of low cost, flexible classes designed to meet your needs—including day and night classes with traditional classroom, on-line, hybrid, or directed study options. You’ll also enjoy an active and engaged campus life, filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Gadsden State Community College serves its diverse communities by offering quality academic education, workforce development, and adult education opportunities that are accessible and affordable and that foster lifelong learning and global awareness. General Education is that portion of the collegiate experience which addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values characteristic of an educated person. It is unbounded by disciplines and honors the connections among bodies of knowledge.
School Highlights
Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus is the only community colleges within Calhoun County, AL.
The nearest community college is Gadsden State Community College (27.80 miles away).

School Overview

College Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus (AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.00 0.56
Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus Diversity Score (2013-2014)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 94%
Gadsden state community college-Ayers Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2013-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Gadsden State Community College is a public, open-door, comprehensive community college dedicated to meeting the changing needs of citizens in its service area. It offers the first two years of a four-year degree, a number of technical and certificate programs, and non-credit programs that include continuing education, skills training, and adult education. GSCC consists of the following campuses, centers, and instructional sites in Alabama: Wallace Drive, East Broad, and Valley Street campuses (Gadsden) and Ayers Campus (Anniston); McClellan Center; and Piedmont High School, Pell City High School, Cherokee County, Cleburne County, and St Clair Correctional Facility (IEP) instructional sites. The Harry M. Ayers State Technical College Foundation was formed in 1986 and remains today as a non-profit, tax exempt foundation which seeks to promote excellence on the Ayers Campus of Gadsden State Community College Ayers campuses are home to GSCC's technical division programs, a few academic division programs, and some non-credit continuing programs. The Continuing Education Department is committed to linking College and community resources to provide quality enrichment programs to people of all ages. The Center offers a variety of fee-based workshops, classes, community-service activities, and continuing-education courses designed for those who want to learn but who are not necessarily interested in earning academic credit or pursuing a college degree. Classes are designed for people in search of life enrichment and those striving for personal and professional growth. Programs are provided for traditional and non-traditional students and can be targeted to individuals in business, government, professional organizations, and social services.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,140 per year for in-state students and $7,410 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,995 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.