Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Tel: (256)549-8200
5,885 students
Public institution

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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 5,885 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Gadsden State Community College is the only community colleges within Etowah County, AL.
The nearest community college is Snead State Community College (17.8 miles away).

School Overview

Gadsden 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 5,885 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,885 students
1,303 students
Gadsden State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,208 students
836 students
Gadsden State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,677 students
1,046 students
Gadsden State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Gadsden State Community College sch enrollment Gadsden State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Gadsden State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
20%
12%
Gadsden State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
76%
67%
Gadsden State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Gadsden State Community College More (2008-2012)
Gadsden State Community College sch ethnicity Gadsden 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. 0.38 0.45
Gadsden State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $5,940. 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 $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $5,940
Gadsden State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,110 $10,072
Gadsden State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $5,604 per year for in-state students and $8,412 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,450 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 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Marion Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.