Gadsden State Community College

  • 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 4,736 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Top Rankings

Gadsden State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gadsden State Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty210 staff75 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gadsden State Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The Gadsden State Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,736 students1,808 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:129:1
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# Full-Time Students2,299 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students2,437 students939 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
110132
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
18%
26%
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% White
69%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.56
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College Completion Rate
20%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $4,516. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,880 is less than the state average of $7,533. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,168$4,516
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,880$7,533
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Gadsden State Community College is Snead State Community College (17.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,516 per year for in-state students and $7,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,433 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.