• 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

Coastal Alabama Community College serves 6,653 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,653 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,200
  • Out-state tuition: $7,530
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Coastal Alabama Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 410 teachers has grown by 225% over five years.
Coastal Alabama Community College
(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
410 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Coastal Alabama Community College has grown by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Coastal Alabama Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,653 students
1,546 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,777 students
755 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,876 students
919 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Coastal Alabama Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
555 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,777 students
755 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
6 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,876 students
998 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
593 students
168 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
22%
24%
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% White
68%
62%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Coastal Alabama Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Coastal Alabama Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.49
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.95%
3.24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$29,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Coastal Alabama Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is more than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,530 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,200
$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,530
$7,206
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Coastal Alabama Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Coastal Alabama Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,747
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Coastal Alabama Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Coastal Alabama Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
81%
SAT Reading
n/a
530
SAT Math
n/a
545
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
22
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Coastal Alabama Community College cost?

Coastal Alabama Community College's tuition is approximately $4,200 for In-State students and $7,530 for Out-State students.

What is Coastal Alabama Community College's ranking?

Coastal Alabama Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Alabama for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,653 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,200
  • Out-state tuition: $7,530
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,077 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,921 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Alabama is J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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