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George Corley Wallace State Community College: Narrative Description


PO Box 2530
Selma, AL 36702-2530
Tel: (334)876-9227; Admissions: (334)876-9305; Fax: (334)876-9250; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,758. 650 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 45% from top half. 35% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1632 full-time, $68 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3264 full-time, $136 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $192 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. George Corley Wallace Library with 16,598 books, 2,683 microform titles, 2,240 serials, 913 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $176,324. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Selma, population 35,000 enjoys a temperate climate. Railroad, bus and air service is available for the area. There are many churches in the city, as well as hospitals, a library, and theaters. Gulf beaches are only 180 miles away. Part-time employment is available. Major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are represented. A traditional Market Day is held in October.

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