Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, AL
School Type:
2-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admissions
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1925
  • Enrollment: 4,352
  • Mascot: Swoop the Cardinal
  • Colors: Cardinal Red and Silver
  • Motto: Choose Your Direction
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Gadsden State Community College, nestled in the city of Gadsden, Alabama, has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1925. The college's Valley Street campus holds the distinction of being designated as a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), a testament to its longstanding commitment to providing quality education to a diverse student body. This designation highlights the college's role in promoting higher education accessibility and inclusivity in the region.

Today, Gadsden State Community College is a dynamic two-year public institution, serving approximately 4,352 students. The college offers a variety of certificate and Associate's degree programs, with a particular emphasis on Nursing, Business, and Engineering Technologies. These programs are designed to align with the college's motto, "Choose Your Direction," empowering students to pursue their academic and career goals.

The college's campus in Gadsden provides a vibrant learning environment, complete with campus housing to enhance the student experience. Gadsden State's athletic teams, known as the Cardinals and represented by their mascot, Swoop the Cardinal, compete in NJCAA Division I within Region 22. The college's commitment to academic excellence, combined with its rich history and diverse offerings, makes it a pivotal institution in Alabama's higher education landscape.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (256) 549-8667 
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  • Financial Aid: (256) 549-8266   
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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Engineering Technologies

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NJCAA Division I - Region 22

Team Name: Cardinals

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country (Division 2)
  • Volleyball (Division 2)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country (Division 2)
  • Volleyball (Division 2)

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