Wallace State Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2000
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
Tel: (256)352-8000
Admissions: (256)352-8278
Fax: (256)352-8228
Web Site: http://www.wallacestate.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 216-acre rural campus with easy access to Birmingham. Educational spending 2003-04: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 6,028. 1,219 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 3% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for technical, liberal arts programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT, nursing exam required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2700 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5550 full-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time. College room only: $1450.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Homecoming, Women's Health Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 200 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Wallace State College Library with 41,500 books, 425 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $412,784. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hanceville is a rural community with a population of approximately 2,300, situated midway between Birmingham and Decatur. It is located on state highway 31 with easy access to I-65, both of which connect Decatur and Birmingham.

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