Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Shelton State Community College is one of the 25 public 2-year colleges in Alabama. Its campus is small in size and located in Tuscaloosa. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 16% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Shelton State Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,570, and fees were $619. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,140 and $619 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 71
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 58
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.9%
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1994 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1986 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$119/credit
In State Students$119/credit
Out of State Students$238/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $5,355 $5,355 $10,710
ADN 70 $8,330 $8,330 $16,660
BSN 125 $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Shelton 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
Pell Grant 62% $4,603
Other Federal Grant 9% $645
State Grant & Scholarships 8% $887
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $3,044
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,000
$30,001 to $48,000$6,360
$48,001 to $75,000$7,947
$75,001 to $110,000$9,266
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.

Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

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