1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 3,993 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,993 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,168
  • Out-state tuition: $5,880
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 424 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
Gadsden State 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
424 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gadsden State Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Gadsden State Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,993 students
1,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,916 students
755 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,077 students
919 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
343 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,916 students
755 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,077 students
1,028 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
110 students
168 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
4%
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% Black
18%
24%
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% White
72%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.45
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
26%
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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)
$29,200
$29,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $4,439. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,880 is less than the state average of $6,998. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,168
$4,439
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,880
$6,998
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gadsden State Community College cost?

Gadsden State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,168 for In-State students and $5,880 for Out-State students.

What is Gadsden State Community College's ranking?

Gadsden State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Alabama for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,993 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,168
  • Out-state tuition: $5,880
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,439 per year for in-state students and $6,998 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,905 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 lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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