George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville

George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville

Wallace State Community College, also known as WSCC, is a community college located in Hanceville, Alabama. The college has provided students with quality and affordable education since 1966. The college is named after Alabama governor George C. Wallace, who significantly expanded Alabama's community college system. WSCC grants a variety of associate degrees in diverse areas of study.

The college enrolls more than 5,000 students every semester. It offers more than 50 programs of study and an unlimited number of transfer options. WSCC's campus consists of more than 40 buildings and is spread across an area of 250 acres. Wallace State's sports teams are nicknamed the Lions. They participate in Division I of the Alabama Community College Conference, and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
801 Main St NW
Hanceville , AL 35077-2000
General Phone: (256) 352-8000

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Wallace State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts301liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine253EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology178dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, health diagnostic professions, medical lab tech ...
Medical Administration55medical records tech, medical transcription
Mechanics and Repair48industrial electronics tech, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy42occupational therapist assistant
Production Trades40upholsterer, tool and die tech, welding, precision metal working
Therapy and Counseling38physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Office and Administration28administrative assistant
Engineering Technician23manufacturing tech, drafting
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science
Business and Management20business, business management, accounting technology
Family and Social Work20foodservice management, child care management
Beauty and Cosmetology16cosmetology
Law13legal assistant
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural production
Design2design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for Wallace State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11616
Associate's degree90431
Award of less than 1 academic year1208

Wallace State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wallace State had a total enrollment of 5,247 students (4,621 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 28%
20-21 21%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown1%

Wallace State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 41 %

Wallace State Room and Board (2007)

Wallace State offers campus housing for 184 of its 4,621 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wallace State 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 $ 3,300
Room charge $ 1,550
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Wallace State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 787100)

Wallace State Faculty

Wallace State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1116

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year47$52,95076$51,401
All faculty totalacademic year47$52,95076$51,401

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

Wallace State Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports114152

Wallace State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

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
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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Wallace State Highlights

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What Sets Wallace State Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Wallace State % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%Wallace State % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Wallace State Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Wallace State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Wallace State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Wallace State Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Wallace State Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Wallace State % of degrees in medical administration

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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