Coastal Alabama Community College

  • 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 4,094 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Coastal Alabama Community College is the only community colleges within Baldwin County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to Coastal Alabama Community College is Bishop State Community College (19.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Coastal Alabama Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Coastal Alabama Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty126 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Coastal Alabama Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Coastal Alabama Community College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,094 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:128:1
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# Full-Time Students2,549 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students1,545 students752 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-128
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
2%
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% Black
21%
24%
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% White
69%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.480.56
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College Completion Rate
11%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,530 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,200$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,530$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,250
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 2014-15 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 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.