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 5,289 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Gadsden State Community College is the only community colleges within Etowah County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to Gadsden State Community College is Snead State Community College (17.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Gadsden State Community College places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty210 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Gadsden State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Gadsden State Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,289 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:128:1
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# Full-Time Students2,751 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students2,538 students752 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
110128
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
19%
24%
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% White
72%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
3%
10%
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Diversity Score0.440.56
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College Completion Rate
13%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,880 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,168$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,880$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (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.

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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.

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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.