Wallace Community College - Dothan

Dothan, AL 36303

George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCC) is a 2-year college that offers various Associate's Degree programs. It only offers undergraduate programs and is considered to be a small college. The campus itself is small, but it offers many opportunities for students who are attending the institution. This college was established in 1949 through the efforts of former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace. The college was named after the former Governor's father who shares the same name. In 2008, George C Wallace Community College was recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing public 2-year colleges by Community College Week, and it continues to grow to this day.

The college is fully accredited and has earned a stellar reputation in the area. It has a very highly-regarded nursing program that offers various degrees. Students can choose to pursue the LPN program, ADN or LPN to ADN program. The student to faculty ratio of this college is 17:1, and this gives the school the opportunity to give the students a lot of personal attention. The school has an open admission policy, and there is no on-campus housing to speak of. Students can participate in many extracurricular programs at this school, as well.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 107
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 71
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/2000 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1996 - 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, 91% of Wallace Community College - Dothan's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 65% $5,293
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,873
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $3,107
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $5,122
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 3% $4,994


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$2,420
$30,001 to $48,000$3,349
$48,001 to $75,000$3,168
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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

Wallace Community College - Dothan
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

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