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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B
Gadsden State is a public college located in Gadsden, Alabama. As a historically black college, Gadsden State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,299 undergraduate students. The Gadsden State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician, and Nursing. Graduating 29% of students, Gadsden State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,200.
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

Gadsden State Community College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,960/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,721/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
7
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,299Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,437
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
No
40%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.47 responses
33%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.46 responses
42%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.19 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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I cannot say enough positive comments about Gadsden State. All of my professors were great! They were easy to contact through the Blackboard system and quickly responded whenever I had a question. Their grading was always very fair. Because it is a community college, there aren't many people that actually live on campus. Therefore, there isn't exactly a party scene. There are dorms, but it consists of mostly athletes that live to far away to commute. The dorms have been recently remodeled and are huge! There are two spacious bedrooms that share a large double vanity and bathroom.
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Gadsden State has lots of diversity. They offer a lot of programs and opportunities especially for those who plan to go into the medical field. The Instructors are awesome and are very intelligent too which I could just soak in all their teaching all day! I love learning at Gadsden State because of the almost family-like oriented community. Although there is a lot of diversity, there is also a lot of community. Gadsden State always has some type of event or fair going on! Classrooms are not overcrowded and it is really easy to get feedback from professors because of that!
Before COVID-19, I took my class on campus. I enjoyed being on campus, meeting fellow classmates, and, most importantly, getting the face-to-face teaching that fits my learning style the best. After COVID-19, all my classes are online. Even though I do struggle some, my instructors have always responded quickly when I contacted them for help or clarification with my assessments. My advisor, Mr Sudduth, is making sure I stay on track with my Accounting Technology degree and is helping me to meet requirements for my Associates degree.