Shelton State Community College

Shelton State Community College

Shelton State Community College is a two-year community college located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was established on January 1, 1979. SSCC is operated by the Alabama State Department of Postsecondary Education and is one of the largest two-year colleges in the state. More than 6,000 students are enrolled every semester in various forms of coursework, including more than 2,500 full-time students.

SSCC has two campuses- Martin Campus and the C.A. Fredd campus. The college sponsors six varsity sports teams, which compete in the Alabama Community College Conference in the NJCAA. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Buccaneers.

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Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa , AL 35405-8522
General Phone: (205) 391-2347

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts62liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Office and Administration49administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair30industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades28carpentry, electrician
Business and Management27business, business management
Beauty and Cosmetology19cosmetology, barber, manicurist, personal grooming
Production Trades17tool and die tech, welding, precision metal working
Medical Support and Technology14respiratory care tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and fitness
Engineering Technician9HVAC tech, drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts7chef training
Transportation6construction equipment operation
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art
Law1legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement0fire services administration
Family and Social Work0foodservice management, adult development and aging, child care management
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year6325
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9015
Associate's degree22916

Shelton State Community College Student Body

Shelton State Community College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Shelton State Community College had a total enrollment of 5,323 students (4,244 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 28%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 34%
22-24 24%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


Shelton State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 23 %

Shelton State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Tuscaloosa, 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.

Shelton 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
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Shelton State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 569100)

Shelton State Community College Faculty

Shelton State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track310

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year34$56,77847$52,571
All faculty totalacademic year34$56,77847$52,571

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

Shelton State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports03939

Shelton State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
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
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

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

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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What Sets Shelton State Community College Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Shelton State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Shelton State Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 16%Shelton State Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 17%Shelton State Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Male % of student body
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Top 19%Shelton State Community College Male % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 20%Shelton State Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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