George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

  • George C. Wallace Community College, a comprehensive community college, seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents.
School Highlights
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan serves 4,854 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan is the only community colleges within Houston County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan is Enterprise State Community College (20.4 miles away).

Top Placements

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 164 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan(AL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty164 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,854 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
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# Full-Time Students2,251 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students2,603 students752 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
2%
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% Black
31%
24%
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% White
63%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.510.56
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College Completion Rate
15%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,350 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,960$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,350$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wallace Community college is founding a Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) to strengthen faculty capabilities in utilizing technology in the teaching/learning process. It will provide training and support for faculty, with a focus on strengthening skills in the use of technology. Structured as a multi-service resource facility, the CIE will support faculty revising and developing curricula and course materials and assessing their efforts to integrate technology into instruction.Wallace Community College offers student activities, programs, and services that promote leadership, academic support, and social and cultural experiences.Wallace Community College awards financial assistance on a continuous basis for the entire year for the campus-based programs (FWS, FSEOG, and ASAP. The primary purpose of student financial assistance programs at Wallace Community College is to assist students with meeting the cost of their education. Eligibility for grants is based on financial need.

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