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IPEDS ID: 101240
OPE ID: 00101700
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Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903
General information:  (256) 549-8200
Website:  www.gadsdenstate.edu/
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,599 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.gadsdenstate.edu/admissions-aid/welcome.cms
Apply Onlinewww.gadsdenstate.edu/admissions-aid/apply.cms
Financial Aidwww.gadsdenstate.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid.cms
Net Price Calculatorwww.gadsdenstate.edu/admissions-aid/net-price-calculator.cms
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.gadsdenstate.edu/admissions-aid/veterans-benefits.cms
Disability Serviceswww.gadsdenstate.edu/students/ada.cms
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.gadsdenstate.edu/skins/userfiles/files/Student Right to Know Athletics 2019.docx.pdf
Mission Statement
  Gadsden State Community College prepares students from all backgrounds for success through quality education, innovative workforce development, and inclusive community and global engagement.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty133159
Instructional133159
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,600$3,840$3,888$3,9361.2%
Out-of-state$6,456$7,056$7,032$7,1281.4%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$3,600$3,600$3,600$4,80033.3%
Other$2,325$2,325$2,325$2,3240.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Other$2,916$2,916$2,916$2,9160.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,916$2,916$2,916$2,9160.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
In-state
On Campus$11,025$11,265$11,413$12,66010.9%
Off Campus$12,516$12,756$12,904$12,9520.4%
Off Campus with Family$8,016$8,256$8,404$8,4520.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$13,881$14,481$14,557$15,8528.9%
Off Campus$15,372$15,972$16,048$16,1440.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,872$11,472$11,548$11,6440.8%
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  • The Price of Attendance uses the financial aid cost of attendance, which is based on 12 hours per semester for Fall and Spring semesters. Twelve hours is the minimum to be full-time for financial aid. Undergraduate tuition and fees is based on 16 hours per semester for Fall and Spring, for a total of 32 hours. Thirty or more hours per year are recommended in order to complete an associates degree in two years. The dorm and meal rate had not increased for five years.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid168980%————
Grant or scholarship aid65976%$3,769,890$5,721
Federal grants55664%$3,060,600$5,505
Pell grants54863%$2,953,119$5,389
Other federal grants8710%$107,481$1,235
State/local government grant or scholarships223%$17,952$816
Institutional grants or scholarships18321%$691,338$3,778
Student loan aid192%$97,610$5,137
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans192%$97,610$5,137
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • The institution does not participate in Federal Student Loan Programs.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,183$14,615,605$4,592
Pell grants2,221$10,277,926$4,628
Federal student loans0$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • The institution does not participate in Federal Student Loan Programs.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$4,200$4,518$4,960
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$3,394$4,153$4,198
$30,001 – $48,000$4,226$4,562$4,842
$48,001 – $75,000$5,819$5,660$5,716
$75,001 – $110,000$7,398$6,475$6,397
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,599
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment319
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 49%
Part-time: 51%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 70%
25 and over: 30%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 5%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 49%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 55%
Part-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 25%
Transfer-out rate: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 23%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 13%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 21%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 12%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 21%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 28%
[Began in Fall 2016]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 12%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 11%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Aquaculture2--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping2-6d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General40d39
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General--9d
Category total60d54d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General206
Category total206
Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter15--
Mason/Masonry100-
Category total250-
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General2400
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager-1728
Category total241728
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians3211
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-18
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-925
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician14418
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician102
Category total181664
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management1-12
Category total1-12
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--10
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--27
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)13-12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician3--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-112-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage9--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--127
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--5
Surgical Technology/Technologist13--
Category total38112192
Legal Professions and Studies
Court Reporting and Captioning/Court Reporter9-1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--18
Category total9-19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--240d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--12d
Category total--252d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician39-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician55-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician-12-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician723361
Category total805961
Precision Production
Tool and Die Technology/Technician9114
Welding Technology/Welder2526-
Category total342714
Grand total239231702
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 87
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,496
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 53%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time17%29%
200 percent of normal time17%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time61%19%
200 percent of normal time61%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
Basketball1613
Tennis8
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/2003)06/13/2028
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (01/01/1984)12/31/2021
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programsAccredited since (10/01/2011)12/31/2024
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
MassageAccredited since (03/01/2014)10/31/2021
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (06/21/1970)07/01/2024
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/100256.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault030
i. Burglary723
j. Motor vehicle theft010
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking002
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations122
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations001
c. Liquor law violations011
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary312
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking002
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations101
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations010
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.