Southern Union State Community College

Wadley, AL 36276

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

Southern Union 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).

Southern Union State Community College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,744 and fees $608. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,488 and $608 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 32
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 120

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Central Alabama Community College
25.78 miles away
West Georgia Technical College
44.91 miles away
Columbus Technical College
55.11 miles away
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
57.93 miles away
Gadsden State Community College
64.28 miles away
H Councill Trenholm State Community College
69.9 miles away
Southern Crescent Technical College
74.57 miles away
Jefferson State Community College
74.71 miles away
Atlanta Technical College
78.46 miles away
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
79.14 miles away


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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,810
30k to 48k$7,719
48k to 75k$8,653
75k to 110k$11,481
Over 110k$11,713
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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
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

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.

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: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276

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