Southern Union State Community College

Wadley, AL 36276

Southern Union State Community College is one of the 25 public 2-year colleges in Alabama. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Wadley. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 21% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

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

Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

The LPN program offered at Wadley campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Upon admission, students need to study for duration of 1 year to successfully complete the program. The academic year is structured to entail a total of 49 semester hours that are subdivided amongst three semesters. The three semesters are for course works only.

The program has various courses that are a prerequisite in order to get the certificate. The core courses are:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Adult nursing
  • Maternal and Child Nursing
  • Psychosocial Nursing
  • Adult/Child Nursing and
  • Role transition

The core course give the student a strong foundation that is required to work as a practical nurse. Furthermore role transition is structured to enable students manage a smooth transition from a student to a professional nurse without difficulties.

The program is open to anybody who meets the minimum requirements. All applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal background check and drug screening. This is in line with the requirements set forth by agencies used for clinical rotations. Students must apply to the college and to the practical pursing program by the 1st of February.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 18 100
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 13 93
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.3%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1994 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1982 - Current

Admission

100%

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, 82% of Southern Union 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 56% $4,661
Other Federal Grant 3% $629
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,007
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 32% $4,556
Federal Student Loans 24% $4,660
Private Loans -- --

$9,650

Average Net Price/year
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$9,047
$30,001 to $48,000$9,855
$48,001 to $75,000$11,192
$75,001 to $110,000$13,716
Over $110,000$14,576

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Student Population

4,828

Undergrads

0

Graduates

2,715

Women

2,113

Men

51%

Full-time

49%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
72%
Black/African American
22%
Hispanic
2%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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.

Strategic Partners for Academic Navigation Scholarships

Applicants must have earned an associates degree from one of the following community colleges: Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Southern Union State Community College, Trenholm State ...


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.

Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276
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