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Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Gadsden State Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

419 Undergraduate Degrees

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Gadsden State Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

GSCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#202 Most Popular Healthcare Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#229 Most Popular Healthcare Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GSCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Gadsden State Community College?

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

How Do I Get Into GSCC?

You can apply to GSCC online at:

Gadsden State Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Gadsden State Community College?

3% Take Out Loans

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

Gadsden State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,233 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,599 undergraduate students at GSCC, with 2,233 being full-time and 2,366 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GSCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,233 full-time undergraduates at GSCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GSCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gadsden State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GSCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 428
Hispanic or Latino 124
White 1,404
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 206

Over 36 countries are represented at GSCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Gadsden State Community College

746 Took All Classes Online
2,349 Took At Least One Class Online
18.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,349 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GSCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 19th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of GSCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gadsden State Community College was 18.9%. This is the #780 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GSCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GSCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GSCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #23
Health & Medical Administrative Services #103

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Gadsden State Community College Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 169 0 169
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 149 149
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 30 11 0 41
Radiologic Technology 0 17 0 17
Surgical Technology/Technologist 17 0 0 17
Laboratory Technician 0 12 0 12
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 8 0 8
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 5 0 0 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 53 217 149 419


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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