Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Tel: (256)549-8200
5,289 students
Public institution
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.
School Highlights
Gadsden State Community College serves 5,289 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Gadsden State Community College is the only community colleges within Etowah County, AL.
The nearest community college is Snead State Community College (17.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Gadsden State Community College (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 210 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,289 has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,289 students 1,398 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 25:1 28:1
# Full-Time Students 2,751 students 869 students
# Part-Time Students 2,538 students 676 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 110 128
% Asian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
2%
% Black
19%
25%
% White
72%
61%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
3%
9%
% Non Resident races
1%
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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. 0.44 0.56

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $4,170. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,110 is less than the state average of $7,410. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $4,170
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,110 $7,410
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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. By offering a broad spectrum of programs, GSCC provides all its students with opportunities for education, personal, and professional advancement. A wide range of academic courses prepares students to transfer successfully to four-year institutions. Technical programs equip students to master certain skills, as well as to utilize them through job entry. The College provides a wide range of support services that enable students to function in a collegiate environment and to make decisions appropriate to both their personal and their educational goals. The College has committed itself to becoming an integral part of the lives of those communities that it serves. Continued cooperation with civic, business, and industrial leaders strengthens the ties between the College and these communities. GSCC is pledged to offering quality education in both academic and technical fields to all citizens within its service area. Always receptive to the specific needs of individuals, groups, businesses, and industries, GSCC provides, through specialize courses and training, the knowledge and the techniques necessary for success in several occupational fields. In addition, classroom and on-site experiences further develop students' understanding not only of their immediate environment but also of the larger world around them. The College fosters a spirit of internationalism through cultural exchanges within the communities served.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,787 per year for in-state students and $7,694 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,787 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 higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Virginia College-Mobile. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.