Calhoun Community College

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School Overview

Calhoun Community College, the largest of nearly 30 two-year colleges in the Alabama Community College System, resides in Decatur, Alabama. It is a co-ed, open admission school that services 4 counties in Alabama.

Calhoun Community College has over 11,000 students at its three learning locations: Decatur campus, the Limestone County Correctional Facility, and Huntsville/Cummings Research Park. The school offers nearly 50 associate degrees and 52 career programs. Calhoun Community College has 133 faculty members and most hold at least a master’s degree. Over 10 percent of the faculty members have their doctorate.

Many students choose to further their education at other institutions, while some enter the work force after finishing their studies at Calhoun Community College.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 2216

Decatur, AL 35609-2216

(256) 306-2593

(800) 626-3628

Fax: (256) 306-2941

Contact: Rob Steinmetz

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

PO Box 2216

Decatur, AL 35609-2216

(256) 306-2500

Total undergrads: 9,750

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,750


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

SAT/ACT scores used for placement. Students from unaccredited high schools are required to have a minimum ACT score of 16 or SAT score of 790 (exclusive of Writing). Selective admission to nursing program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A
Horticultural Services C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Music – General A
Photography A
Theatre Arts Management A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business Administration/Management A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Music industry communications A
Photographic/Film Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades

Electrician A


Education – General A
Secondary Education A

Engineering Technologies

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Child Development A
Family financial planning and counseling A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cytogenetics Technology A
Dental Assistance A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Surgical Technology C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Military Techonologies

Missile and munitions technology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Barbering C
Cosmetology C
Hair Styling/Design C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Tool/Die Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

John C Calhoun State Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (256) 306-2500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, AL 35671
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,315
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,872 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,880
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,810
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,146

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

John C Calhoun State Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at John C Calhoun State Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Construction Trades 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 56
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Precision Production 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 1915

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at John C Calhoun State Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,880
Out-of-state $8,810
Books and supplies $2,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 941 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 747 63% $5,146
Student loan aid 324 27% $4,577

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,769 49% $4,462
Federal student loans 1,981 20% $4,860

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for John C Calhoun State Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled John C Calhoun State Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

John C Calhoun State Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,315
Undergraduate enrollment 9,315
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

John C Calhoun State Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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