Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, AL 35903

Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Gadsden State Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Alabama Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Monroeville, Jasper, Mobile, Alexander City, Phenix City, Gadsden, Dothan, Hanceville, Selma, Montgomery.

Gadsden State Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Gadsden State Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,808 and fees $456. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,616 and $456 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. LPN

    Gadsen State Community College offers practical nursing program at the Valley Street Campus, the Gadsden State Cherokee and at the McClellan Center. The Valley Street Campus admission starts in the fall and in the spring semesters. For the McClellan centre and Gadsden State Cherokee, admission is in the fall.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission to the practical nursing program is very competitive. Applicants must meet the general admission requirement of the college. Additionally minimum 2.5 grade point average and official score on Test of Essential Academic Skills Version, TEAS V are other key requirements.

    Course Structure

    The curriculum offered to students of practical nursing program is tailored to teach them both general and nursing skills. A total of 49 hours are required for completion of the program.

    The courses taught include:

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Health Assessment
    • Introduction to Pharmacology
    • Adult Nursing 
    • Maternal & Child Nursing 
    • Adult & Child Nursing 
    • Psychosocial Nursing
    • Role Transition for the Practical Nurse

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 11
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 54
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 83

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Gadsden State Community College

Snead State Community College
17.69 miles away
Northeast Alabama Community College
38.49 miles away
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
45.58 miles away
Jefferson State Community College
47.29 miles away
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
49.55 miles away
West Georgia Technical College
50.74 miles away
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
63.28 miles away
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
63.68 miles away
Southern Union State Community College
64.28 miles away
John C Calhoun State Community College
71.23 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2003 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1984 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,481
30k to 48k$4,437
48k to 75k$5,977
75k to 110k$6,381
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $117.00 $234.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903

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