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Gadsden State Community College: Narrative Description


PO Box 227
Gadsden, AL 35902-0227
Tel: (256)549-8200
Free: 800-226-5563
Admissions: (256)549-8263
Fax: (256)549-8444
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 275-acre small town campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2842 per student. Total enrollment: 5,549. 1,726 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,016 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,533 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 32 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $90 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3864 full-time, $161 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $2800.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Science, Math, and Engineering Club, Student Government Association, Circle K, Phi Beta Lambda, VICA. Major annual events: Get on Board days, G-Day, College Fest. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Option: coed housing available. Meadows Library with 72,915 books and 303 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $551,825. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Gadsden (population 53,928) is the county seat, and is the 6th largest in Alabama. Buses and railroads serve the area. Noccalula Falls is located in the City. Industry includes steel, rubber, farm machinery, and cotton mills.

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