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Wallace State Community College

United States
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About Wallace State Community College

Wallace State is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conservatively estimated to produce a $3 billion annual economic impact on this state and in our communities. The real impact, however, is in improving the lives of students through education.

Since opening our doors in 1966, Wallace State has served hundreds of thousands of students. From the very beginning, Wallace State embraced a commitment to excellence that has become not only a tradition but our source of inspiration. Today Wallace State is one of the largest colleges in the Alabama Community College System, serving more than 7,000 students each semester. This college is a virtual powerhouse in educational programming, with more than 50 majors leading to degree, certificate and transfer opportunities.

Our focus on excellence is evident in our personal commitment to serving students and in the technologically-advanced learning environments that ensure our students receive the most effective education. At Wallace State you will find classrooms infused with the latest technology, including interactive SmartBoards and Tegrity. Through online learning, videoconferencing, podcasting, and off-campus centers, we provide education convenient to our students' busy lives.

Wallace State provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, Tech-Prep, and other programs, high school students seeking college credit in academic transfer programs, career technical education, public safety, health care or automotive technology will find their needs met here. The STARS articulation system guarantees our students transferability of credit to any Alabama public college or university. For those who want to complete their bachelor's and master’s degrees on campus, Wallace State students may take advantage of our University Center partnerships and special articulation agreements, including those with Athens State University, the University of Alabama, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Troy University.

Our students obtain unprecedented levels of success, whether transferring, taking licensure exams or finding employment, and their satisfaction has been reflected in the College’s retention rate among students that exceeds the state and national average. Students who transfer to universities consistently outperform those who started there. Our graduates gain competitive jobs and high praise from employers. Licensure rates rank at or above state and national averages, and our students score above the national average on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Performance (CAAP).

Most importantly, at Wallace State you will be served by an award-winning and student-centered faculty and staff who are masters of their crafts. They are here to assist you in every aspect of the college experience, from web based registration, to personal advising in the Advising Center, and Student Support Services in the Learning Success Center. We believe students are the reason we exist and place student learning and success at the forefront of our activities and initiatives.

Campus information

All experiences received by the individual student have a direct effect on the student’s total educational development. Student activities and organizations offered by the College present opportunities for students to participate in additional experiences not otherwise provided in the regular academic curriculum. All College-sponsored activities are considered important adjuncts to the educational programs since they encourage each student to become personally involved in both self- and group-directed events which are meaningful and enriching to the educational development of each student.

All student activities and organizations are non-discriminatory in terms of membership and are in full compliance with all requirements imposed by Title VI, Title IX, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.

All extracurricular activities except athletics are under the direct control of the College. 

The United States is a top destination for many international students given that it's considered to be one of the most affordable cities to live in.


Living on campus has many advantages. Wallace State’s residence halls provide an environment conducive to academic achievement and are conveniently located within walking distance to classrooms, the library, and other campus facilities. Residents often find that living in a dorm is a great way to become involved in student activities and make new friends.

Wallace State offers both men’s and women’s dormitories. The rooms are large and designed for double-occupancy, but a limited number of single rooms are available. Most rooms have two double beds, two study areas with storage units, a large walk-in closet and a private bath. Multiple laundry facilities are located in each residence hall with coin-operated washers and dryers.

Telephone and cable outlets are provided in each room.

Our residence halls also provide community kitchen facilities. In addition, residents are allowed to have refrigerators and microwave ovens in their rooms. The WSCC cafeteria serves lunch Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Student Center Grill also serves meals Monday through Friday, and has pool tables, recreation and meeting areas for students. A variety of restaurants are located adjacent to campus.


Courses available 10

Automotive Technology 1 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 2 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Law 1


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