Shelton State Community College

  • Shelton State is a diverse institution. In addition to general education and technical/occupational programs, we have two divisions that are unique to the Alabama College System. Through the Alabama State Fire College and the Alabama Water Resources Center , Shelton State offers instruction to professionals in important public service positions throughout the state. In addition, the C. A. Fredd Campus of Shelton State , designated as an Historically Black College and University, plays a special role in extending the operations and activities of Shelton State to West Alabama 's culturally diverse population.

School Highlights

Shelton State Community College serves 4,201 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

Shelton State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 337 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
Shelton State Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty337 staff153 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Shelton State Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Shelton State Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,201 students1,944 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,075 students869 students
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# Part-Time Students2,126 students1,075 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
35%
26%
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% White
54%
58%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.59
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College Completion Rate
22%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,300$29,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,960 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 $7,350 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,960$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,350$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Shelton State Community College is part of a state system of public colleges. This system originated in the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act enacted by the state legislature in May 1963. Shelton State Community College awards the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The College also offers two types of certificate programs, certificate programs that are 30-60 semester hours in length and certificate programs that are 9-26 semester hours in length. The Associate in Applied Science Degree and the Certificate programs are designed for students who plan to seek employment based upon the competencies and skills attained through those programs of study. These degrees and certificates are included on the official Academic Inventory of Shelton State Community College maintained by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. The primary purpose of student financial assistance programs at Shelton State Community College is to assist students with meeting the cost of their education. Shelton State has an athletic department that has received state, regional and national recognition. Shelton fields five athletic teams; baseball, softball, women's soccer, and men's and women's basketball. The Shelton State Lifelong Learning Center is a nonprofit, self-supporting academic program designed for seniors, offers short courses in a variety of areas in a safe environment and at a low cost. The Shelton State Community College Adult Education Program has the vision of assisting adults in learning and developing skills for employment and self-sufficiency. An educated, employed workforce improves the social and economic conditions of any community.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Shelton State Community College is Marion Military Institute (37.1 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.