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1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303-9234
p. 334-983-3521
w. www.wallace.edu

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Rating: 4.8/5 (4 votes)

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George C. Wallace State Community College, commonly called Wallace Community College or WCC, is a two-year college with three campuses in the state of Alabama. The Wallace Campus is located in Dothan; the Sparks Campus is located in Eufaula; and the Fort Rucker Center, which is a U.S. Army base.


WCC offers an accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, dual enrollment of high school students, ESL, an honors program and weekend college. Disability services are also available to students who needs them. Degrees and majors offered include Computer/Information Sciences, Security and Protective Services, Personal and Culinary Services, Management and Marketing, Health and Clinical Sciences, Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Assistance, Medical Radiologic Technology, Medical Transcription and Respiratory Therapy.

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The school’s website can provide prospective students with exact details on application fees and deadlines for submitting all required paperwork. It is important to apply as soon as possible, as financial aid is often awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Along with completing an application, students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores. Applicants must also submit their high school transcripts with evidence of graduating or evidence of a GED having been obtained. Transfer students are required to provide a transcript of all coursework taken at colleges attended previously to applying at this school.

All students coming into WCC for the first time must take placement testing. The areas of placements that will be tested include: English, math and reading.

International students may have additional application requirements and fees.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. There are federal, state and institutional aids that are available to students.

The financial aid offices at this school are on hand to talk with you one on one to help you apply for aid and also find assistance to help you attend this school and meet your educational goals.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6133rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Alabama.


The student population is fairly small with an average of 3,000-4,000 students attending each year. However, the student body at WCC is quite diverse, with students of many different nationalities present on campus.

Students have many different ways to get involved. The Office of Student Life will provide its students with a wide range of information on various way to get involved on campus. Some of these ways include athletics, clubs and organizations. The goal is to help students maximize their learning experience through extracurricular involvement at the school.

Student Enrollment Demographics


George C. Wallace Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as the Alabama Community College Conference. Sports include men’s baseball and women’s fast pitch softball. Scholarships are awarded to some eligible student athletes. To be considered for an athletic scholarship, a student must be recommended by a member of the coaching staff.

Information Summary

Ranks 31st in Alabama and 2210th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 213 0.32
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 22 0.03
Robbery 106 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 607 0.92
Larceny 2,014 3.06
Vehicle theft 116 0.18

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Dothan, AL 36303-9234
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population27,744 (24,003 urban / 3,741 rural)
Households11,069 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,618
Families7,674 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District102

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3979th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,330 $3,330 $6,660
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $570 $570 $570
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $111 $111 $220
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,800 $5,800 $9,130
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $10,250 $10,250 $13,580
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,267 $7,267 $10,597

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,330 $3,840 $3,330 $3,840 $6,090 $7,110
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,900(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $2,983(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,467(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,464 $1,467

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 306 22 10 4 632 3 986
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 13 15 28
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 5 5
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 9 1 1 21 32
Child Care and Support Services Management 31 15 46
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4 4 8
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 18 2 27 47
Criminal Justice/Police Science 4 6 10
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 18 1 1 23 44
Electrician 11 1 16 28
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 1 51 61
General Studies 34 4 3 1 106 1 150
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 16 1 22 39
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 3 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 11 1 41 54
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 47 4 2 1 71 125
Mason/Masonry 10 3 13
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant 6 22 28
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician 3 16 20
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 21 23
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 9 1 4 1 15
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 13 14
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 27 5 3 1 108 145
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 4 6 10
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician 8 1 10 1 20
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder 7 8 15

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3474th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,895 ($50,497 male / $50,618 female)
Number of FT Faculty 130 (45 male / 85 female)
Number of PT Faculty 219
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $3,055,429

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