Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college located in Gadsden, Alabama. It is under the control of the Alabama State Board of Education. The college was created by the consolidation of Harry M. Ayers State Technical College and Gadsden State Community College on July 8, 2003. GSCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

GSCC's athletic department fields a wide variety of sports for both men and women. Its teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden , AL 35902-0227
General Phone: (256) 549-8200

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Gadsden State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine176EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts145liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Mechanics and Repair80industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Production Trades74tool and die tech, welding, furniture design
Medical Support and Technology72radiation therapist, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Engineering Technician54civil engineering tech, electronics tech, HVAC tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Office and Administration37administrative assistant, general office occupations
Beauty and Cosmetology37cosmetology
Therapy and Counseling37substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Construction Trades29masonry, carpentry
Business and Management23accounting technology, sales and marketing
Family and Social Work20child care management
Law20legal assistant, court reporting
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Media4communication and journalism
Agricultural Science and Management3aquaculture

Number of programs and degrees for Gadsden State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year14223
Associate's degree49422
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18318

Gadsden State Community College Student Body

Gadsden State Community College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Gadsden State Community College had a total enrollment of 5,514 students (4,583 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 22%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 20%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

Gadsden State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 31 %

Gadsden State Community College Room and Board (2007)

Gadsden State Community College offers campus housing for 110 of its 4,583 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Gadsden, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Gadsden State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,830
Room and board $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 825

Financial Aid:
Gadsden State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 101700)

Gadsden State Community College Faculty

Gadsden State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year66$53,02384$54,404
All faculty totalacademic year66$53,02384$54,404

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gadsden State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports73037

Gadsden State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Gadsden State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Gadsden State Community College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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% of degrees in law
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Number of students
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Gadsden State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Gadsden State Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Gadsden State Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
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% of degrees in production trades
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Top 19%Gadsden State Community College % of degrees in production trades

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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