George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: (334)983-3521
4,695 students
Public institution
George C. Wallace Community College, a comprehensive community college, seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents.
School Highlights:
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan serves 4,695 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan is the only community colleges within Dale County, AL.
The nearest community college is Enterprise State Community College (20.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan 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 160 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,695 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,695 students
1,282 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
2,260 students
810 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,435 students
1,017 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
12%
% White
65%
57%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan More (2008-2013)
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan 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. 0.49 0.53
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,900 $5,742
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,230 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Wallace Community college is founding a Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) to strengthen faculty capabilities in utilizing technology in the teaching/learning process. It will provide training and support for faculty, with a focus on strengthening skills in the use of technology. Structured as a multi-service resource facility, the CIE will support faculty revising and developing curricula and course materials and assessing their efforts to integrate technology into instruction. Wallace Community College offers student activities, programs, and services that promote leadership, academic support, and social and cultural experiences. Wallace Community College awards financial assistance on a continuous basis for the entire year for the campus-based programs (FWS, FSEOG, and ASAP. The primary purpose of student financial assistance programs at Wallace Community College is to assist students with meeting the cost of their education. Eligibility for grants is based on financial need.

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