3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
Selma, AL 36703
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 1,316 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,316 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,900
  • Out-state tuition: $7,230
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 163 teachers has grown by 117% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
163 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of George C Wallace State Community College-Selma has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The George C Wallace State Community College-Selma diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,316 students
1,546 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
458 students
755 students
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# Part-Time Students
858 students
919 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of George C Wallace State Community College-Selma.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
123 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
458 students
755 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
6 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
858 students
998 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
168 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
n/a
4%
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% Black
84%
24%
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% White
11%
62%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.28
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.27%
3.24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,900
$29,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% 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 declined by 6% 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 Aid
93%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in George C Wallace State Community College-Selma and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
81%
SAT Reading
n/a
530
SAT Math
n/a
545
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
22
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does George C Wallace State Community College-Selma cost?

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma's tuition is approximately $3,900 for In-State students and $7,230 for Out-State students.

What is George C Wallace State Community College-Selma's ranking?

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma ranks among the top 20% of community college in Alabama for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,316 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,900
  • Out-state tuition: $7,230
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,077 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,921 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Alabama is J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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