George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

  • Wallace Community College Selma is committed to create and maintain a quality educational environment that promotes and supports a student body, faculty, staff, and administration that is multicultural and diverse, and reflective of our student body and community population.

School Highlights

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma serves 1,475 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty75 staff75 staff
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Student Body

The student population of George C Wallace State Community College-Selma has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The George C Wallace State Community College-Selma diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,475 students1,808 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students712 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students763 students939 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
63%
26%
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% White
32%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.56
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College Completion Rate
22%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$29,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,230 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,900$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,230$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wallace Community College Selma is a member of the Alabama College Association, the largest system of higher education in Alabama. WCCS has 1,709 students from across Central Alabama. WCCS nursing programs (LPN & ADN) are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Nursing, and the ADN program is accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN). WCCS offers programs under the following options - Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree and Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree & University Parallel Transfer Programs. WCCS offers (16) technical programs - Auto Body Repair, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Office Administration (Clerk Typist), Office Administration (Accounting), Information Processing (Secretarial), Information Technology, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Masonry/Building Trades, Machine Tool Technology & Welding. WCCS also offers Technical Linkage Programs (Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs. The Student Support Services Program funded by the federal government and the college is designed to help students whose placement scores indicate a need to strengthen Reading and English skills prior to their enrolling in selected college level courses or technical programs. Students are placed into the Student Support Services Programs following basic skills evaluation. WCCS participates in varsity competition in basketball and baseball. WCCS is a member of the Alabama Junior College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to George C Wallace State Community College-Selma is Marion Military Institute (21.5 miles away).
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