Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden State Community College is one of the twenty-five public 2-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in an urban area, in Gadsden.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,979 students attend the school. Every year 20% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
GSCC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,856, and fees were $744. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,712 and $744 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students4,979|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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 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.
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||4||62|
Nursing schools located within 64 miles radius of Gadsden State Community College
Snead State Community College
18 miles away
Northeast Alabama Community College
38 miles away
Wallace Community College - Hanceville
46 miles away
Jefferson State Community College
47 miles away
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
50 miles away
West Georgia Technical College
51 miles away
Central Alabama Community College
54 miles away
J F Drake State Community and Technical College
63 miles away
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
64 miles away
Southern Union State Community College
64 miles away
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$119/credit|
|In State Students||$119/credit|
|Out of State Students||$238/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of Gadsden State Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$1,584|
|State Grant & Scholarships||5%||$2,085|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||22%||$3,104|
|Federal Student Loans||--||--|
$4,200Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$3,394|
|$30,001 to $48,000$4,226|
|$48,001 to $75,000$5,819|
|$75,001 to $110,000$7,398|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.