George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
Selma, AL 36703
Tel: (334)876-9227
1,761 students
Public institution
Wallace Community College Selma is committed to create and maintain a quality educational environment that promotes and supports a student body, faculty, staff, and administration that is multicultural and diverse, and reflective of our student body and community population.
School Highlights
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma serves 1,761 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma is one of 2 community colleges within Dallas County, AL.
The nearest community college is Concordia College Alabama (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
College George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 75 staff
61 staff
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,761 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,761 students 1,315 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
22:1
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,085 students
815 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 676 students
1,061 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
20%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
74%
15%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Black (2006-2013)
% White
23%
49%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma 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. 0.40 0.70
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,900 $5,590
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,230 $10,086
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wallace Community College Selma is a member of the Alabama College Association, the largest system of higher education in Alabama. WCCS has 1,709 students from across Central Alabama. WCCS nursing programs (LPN & ADN) are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Nursing, and the ADN program is accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN). WCCS offers programs under the following options - Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree and Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree & University Parallel Transfer Programs. WCCS offers (16) technical programs - Auto Body Repair, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Office Administration (Clerk Typist), Office Administration (Accounting), Information Processing (Secretarial), Information Technology, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Masonry/Building Trades, Machine Tool Technology & Welding. WCCS also offers Technical Linkage Programs (Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs. The Student Support Services Program funded by the federal government and the college is designed to help students whose placement scores indicate a need to strengthen Reading and English skills prior to their enrolling in selected college level courses or technical programs. Students are placed into the Student Support Services Programs following basic skills evaluation. WCCS participates in varsity competition in basketball and baseball. WCCS is a member of the Alabama Junior College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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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 $13,902 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 74%. 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 0.58, 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.