Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL
School Type:
2-year, Public
Student Population:
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admissions
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1963
  • Enrollment: 4,166
  • Mascot: Buccaneer
  • Colors: Gold and Emerald Green
  • Motto: Empowering students through commitment to excellence.
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: No
Short description

Shelton State Community College, situated in the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was established in 1963, marking its place as an essential educational institution in the region. Over the years, it has evolved to meet the changing educational needs of its community, offering a diverse range of programs and courses. The college's founding was a response to the growing demand for accessible, high-quality education in the area, and it has since become a cornerstone of learning and skill development in Tuscaloosa.

Today, Shelton State Community College is recognized as a vibrant two-year public institution, enrolling over 4,000 students. It offers a variety of certificates and Associate degrees, catering to a wide range of academic interests and career aspirations. The college's popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Fine Arts, reflecting its commitment to providing comprehensive and practical education that equips students for success in the workforce.

Athletically, Shelton State Community College competes in the NJCAA Division I, Region 22, with its teams known as the Buccaneers. The college's mascot, the Buccaneer, symbolizes the adventurous and determined spirit that the institution instills in its students. Despite not offering campus housing, Shelton State's city campus setting provides students with numerous opportunities for engagement, learning, and growth, both within and beyond the classroom. The college's motto, "Empowering students through commitment to excellence," encapsulates its dedication to fostering an environment where students can thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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  • Financial Aid: (205) 391-2611
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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts

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NJCAA Division I - Region 22

Team Name: Buccaneer

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country (Division II)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Cross Country (Division II)
  • Golf

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