John C Calhoun State Community College

  • 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 10,802 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • John C Calhoun State Community College is the only community colleges within Limestone County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to John C Calhoun State Community College is Virginia College-Huntsville (20.1 miles away).

Top Placements

John C Calhoun State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 271 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
John C Calhoun State Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty271 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of John C Calhoun State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The John C Calhoun State Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,802 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio40:128:1
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# Full-Time Students4,036 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students6,766 students752 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
2%
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% Black
14%
24%
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% White
75%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.420.56
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College Completion Rate
13%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,260$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,650$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.