Gadsden State Community College

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School Overview

Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) with locations in Gadsden, Centre, and Anniston, Alabama is an open-door two-year college that serves the cities of Etowah, Cleburne, St. Clair, Cherokee, and Calhoun. Gadsden State Community College has four campuses: Ayers, Valley Street, East Broad, and Wallace Drive. It also has two learning centers: McClellan Center and the Gadsden State Cherokee Center.

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has a total annual enrollment of roughly 8,000 students.

Gadsden State Community College competes athletically in the Alabama Community College Conference as the Cardinals. Competitive sports teams include men’s and women’s volleyball, cross country, softball, and basketball and men’s tennis.

General Information

Admission Office

1001 George Wallace Drive

PO Box 227

Gadsden, AL 35902-0227

(256) 549-8210

(800) 226-5563

Fax: (256) 549-8205

Contact: Teresa Rhea

Associate Dean of Student Services and Registrar
Main Address

1001 George Wallace Drive/PO Box 227

Gadsden, AL 35902-0227

(256) 549-8200

Total undergrads: 5,456

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,467


Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health-related programs. Career Program Assessment Test required for some programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General A
Aquaculture C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management C
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Graphic Communications A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Mathematics Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Drafting/Civil Engineering A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C
Telecommunications A,C
Water Quality/Treatment C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Development A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Surgical Technology C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C
Small Engine Mechanics/Repair C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology C
Manicure/Nails C

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Precision Production Trades

Upholstery C
Welding Technology C
Woodworking C


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Sociology 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.

Gadsden State Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (256) 549-8200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,599
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,265 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,888
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,032
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,721

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

Gadsden State Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gadsden State Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Construction Trades 4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 105
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
Legal Professions and Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 81
Personal and Culinary Services 32
Precision Production 41
Grand total 4223

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gadsden 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 $3,888
Out-of-state $7,032
Books and supplies $1,600

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 689 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 659 76% $5,721
Student loan aid 19 2% $5,137

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,183 67% $4,592
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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

Gadsden State Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,599
Undergraduate enrollment 4,599
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

Gadsden 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
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
    • Massage
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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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