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 1,529 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 163 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty163 staff153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of George C Wallace State Community College-Selma has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The George C Wallace State Community College-Selma diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,529 students1,944 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:114:1
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# Full-Time Students617 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students912 students1,075 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
76%
26%
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% White
19%
58%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.390.59
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College Completion Rate
28%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$29,700
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Tuition Cost 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 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%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (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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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 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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.