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Get the facts about Gadsden State Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Gadsden State Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Gadsden State Community College was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

GSCC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GSCC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Gadsden State Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Gadsden State Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Gadsden State Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gadsden State Community College is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gadsden State Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Gadsden State Community College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at GSCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,979 undergraduates at GSCC with 2,465 being full-time and 2,514 being part-time.

GSCC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for GSCC is 25.45 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Gadsden State Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of GSCC is $4,362. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GSCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GSCC, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,645 a year. That adds up to $18,580 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do GSCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from GSCC make about $26,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 33% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Gadsden State Community College make the most money.

Location of Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College is a public institution located in Gadsden, Alabama. Gadsden is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Gadsden State Community College

Contact details for GSCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903
Phone: 256-549-8200

Gadsden State Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Gadsden State Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GSCC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,349 students took at least one online class at Gadsden State Community College. This is an increase from the 2,248 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,349 746
2016-2017 2,248 598
2015-2016 2,026 627
2014-2015 2,049 506
2013-2014 1,994 385

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