George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan
AL, 36303-9234
Tel: (334)983-3521
4,582 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 4,582 students (50% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan is the only community colleges within Houston County, AL.
The nearest community college is Enterprise State Community College (20.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan 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

Student Body

The student population of 4,582 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,582 students
1,273 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,277 students
829 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,305 students
1,017 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan sch enrollment George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1% 1%
% Asian 1%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 2%
7%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 33%
12%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Black (2006-2012)
% White 63%
66%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan More (2008-2012)
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan sch ethnicity George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan sta ethnicity
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 0.45
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,110 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $5,961
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,110 $10,075
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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