Southern Union State Community College
Southern Union State Community College is one of the twenty-five public 2-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in a rural area, in Wadley.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,828 students attend the school. Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Southern Union State Community College's in-state tuition for the 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.
|Campus LocaleRemote Rural|
|Number of Students4,828|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||13||93|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1994 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1982 - 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 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|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$629|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$1,007|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||32%||$4,556|
|Federal Student Loans||24%||$4,660|
$9,650Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.