6250 U S Highway 31 N
Tanner, AL 35671
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Calhoun Community College exemplifies the two-year college mission of commitment to excellence in teaching and service. For 59 years, Calhoun Community College has been involved in building an educational foundation for the residents of north Alabama.

School Highlights

John C Calhoun State Community College serves 8,278 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,278 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,260
  • Out-state tuition: $7,650
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

John C Calhoun State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 543 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
John C Calhoun State Community College
(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
543 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of John C Calhoun State Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The John C Calhoun State Community College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,278 students
1,546 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,558 students
755 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,720 students
919 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
626 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,558 students
755 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
6 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,720 students
998 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
168 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
3%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
4%
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% Black
13%
24%
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% White
71%
62%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.47
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.62%
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)
$31,400
$29,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is more than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,260
$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,650
$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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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

  • The largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area. Offering 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs. At Calhoun Community College the instructional program is dedicated to providing high quality academic transfer courses as well as technology based programs designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Well prepared faculty and up-to-date programs of study ensure that Calhoun students are prepared for the world of work or for continued studies. Business and Industry Services is a division of the college committed to partnering with companies to support and extend training capabilities to meet increasingly complex job skill needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does John C Calhoun State Community College cost?

John C Calhoun State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,260 for In-State students and $7,650 for Out-State students.

What is John C Calhoun State Community College's ranking?

John C Calhoun State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Alabama for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,278 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,260
  • Out-state tuition: $7,650
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • 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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