Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Tel: (256)549-8200
5,718 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 5,718 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
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 208 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College Gadsden State Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 208 staff
61 staff
Gadsden State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,718 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,718 students 1,296 students
Gadsden State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
21:1
Gadsden State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,173 students
814 students
Gadsden State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,545 students
1,040 students
Gadsden State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Gadsden State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Gadsden State Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Gadsden State Community College Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
21%
Gadsden State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
20%
15%
Gadsden State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
68%
51%
Gadsden State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Gadsden State Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Gadsden State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
Gadsden State Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Gadsden State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.50 0.68
Gadsden State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,230 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,900 $5,660
Gadsden State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,230 $10,250
Gadsden State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 110 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Gadsden State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $5,092 per year for in-state students and $7,883 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,177 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 70%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Virginia College-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.