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 1,761 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Selma is one of 2 community colleges within Dallas County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to George C Wallace State Community College-Selma is Concordia College Alabama (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty75 staff73 staff
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of George C Wallace State Community College-Selma has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The George C Wallace State Community College-Selma diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,761 students1,756 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:128:1
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,085 students1,004 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students676 students752 students
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
2%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
74%
24%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Black (2007-2016)
% White
23%
61%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
10%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.56
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
17%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$29,500
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,230 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,900$5,427
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,230$8,152
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (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 Concordia College Alabama (0.9 miles away).
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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 $12,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.