James H Faulkner State Community College

1900 US Hwy 31 S, Bay Minette
AL, 36507-2698
Tel: (251)580-2100
4,370 students
Public institution
Faulkner State Community College has an open-door admissions policy and is committed to the professional and cultural growth of each student without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, creed, national origin, or age. The College strives to provide an educational environment that promotes development and learning through a wide variety of educational programs and instructional strategies, adequate and comfortable facilities, a caring and well-qualified staff, flexible scheduling, and convenient locations. This effort is based upon the economic and social needs of the College service area.
School Highlights:
James H Faulkner State Community College serves 4,370 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
James H Faulkner State Community College is the only community colleges within Baldwin County, AL.
The nearest community college is Bishop State Community College (19.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
James H Faulkner State Community College 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 4,370 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,370 students
1,275 students
James H Faulkner State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,526 students
829 students
James H Faulkner State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,844 students
1,020 students
James H Faulkner State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
James H Faulkner State Community College sch enrollment James H Faulkner State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 3%
1%
% Asian -
2%
James H Faulkner State Community College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 2%
7%
James H Faulkner State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 23%
12%
James H Faulkner State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 71%
66%
James H Faulkner State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
2%
James H Faulkner State Community College More (2008-2012)
James H Faulkner State Community College sch ethnicity James H Faulkner State Community College 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. 0.44 0.45
James H Faulkner State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,182 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 49% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,750 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,182 $5,940
James H Faulkner State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,750 $10,075
James H Faulkner State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Faulkner State Community College, a public two-year institution located in Baldwin County in southwest Alabama, has three campuses located in Bay Minette, Gulf Shores, and Fairhope. The Bay Minette campus is the administrative campus. The College which was one of the 13 original two-year colleges created by an act of the Alabama Legislature in 1963 is under the authority of the State Board of Education. Faulkner State is a member of the Alabama College System which is composed of the thirty-one public two year colleges and the one upper division college. Faulkner State Community College offers some courses over the Internet each semester. Internet classes are designated as such in the class schedules. You are encouraged to complete an Internet class orientation prior to the beginning of your first Internet class. The College is dedicated to the total development of the individual and provides many opportunities for student participation. Students bring to the campus a variety of interests as members of the academic community. They are encouraged to continue their interests in various campus clubs and organizations and to form new associations.

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