George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303-9234
Tel: (334)983-3521
  • 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 Dale County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Enterprise State Community College (20.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 164 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 164 staff 72 staff
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,854 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,854 students 1,650 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 28:1
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,251 students 974 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,603 students 676 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
31%
25%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Black (2007-2016)
% White
63%
61%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan More (2010-2016)
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.56
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
15%
17%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,400 $29,700
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,350 $8,152
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 94%
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - $11,500
Median Debt for Dropouts - $6,002
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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Did You Know?
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 $14,491 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.