Gadsden State Community College

Institution Location

Ayers Campus

1801 Coleman Rd, Anniston, AL 36202

Cherokee Center

801 Cedar Bluff Rd, Centre, AL 35960

East Broad Campus

400 East Cardinal Drive,  Gadsden, AL 35903

Valley Street Campus

600 Valley Street,  Gadsden 35901

Wallace Drive Campus, Main Campus

1001 George Wallace Drive,  Gadsden 35903

Accrediting Agency

SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission ...

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

American Association of Intensive English Programs

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Institution Type

  • Associate University/College (2 year)
  • Community College (2 year)
  • Trade/professional programs (2 year)
  • ESL Certificate Program


Contact Info

Becky Duckett,, Director, International Programs & Alabama Language Institute
Phone: 256-549-8438
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Gadsden State Community College

An affordable, accessible, and comprehensive community college that prepares students from all backgrounds for success through quality education, innovative workforce development, and global engagement.



International Programs, since 1968

  • Full service International Programs Office
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Student activities
  • Community involvement


Alabama Language Institute, an Intensive English Program, since 1973

Benefits of attending ALI and Gadsden State

  • Decades of experience welcoming and educating international students
  • On-campus housing available
  • Friendly, welcoming and helpful atmosphere – campus and community
  • Major cities easily accessible by car: Birmingham AL, Huntsville AL, Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN
  • 30+ countries represented on campus providing balanced global perspective
  • Students Without Borders, Gadsden State’s international club
  • 40+ student organizations and activity groups
  • Highly supportive college administration

Community College Advantages

  • 2-year college provides smooth transition to US Education system and transfer to 4-year universities and colleges
  • Low cost
  • Small class size
  • Opportunities for relationships with faculty
  • Competitive transfer scholarships possible for successful students

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Does your institution have a COOP program?

Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?

Top Business Engagement Corporations

Notable Internship Opportunities:

Applied Engineering

  • Calhoun County Highway Department, 160 Seaton Drive, Anniston, AL 36205
  • Etowah County Engineering Department, 402 Tuscaloosa Ave, Gadsden, AL 35901
  • Etowah County Mapping Department, 800 Forrest Avenue, Ground Floor Room #3, Gadsden, AL 35901
  • Gadsden Engineering Department, 90 Broad St, Gadsden, AL 35901
  • Gadsden State Community College, Physical Plant Department, 1001 George Wallace Drive, 35903
  • Inteva Products, 4605 Airport Rd, Gadsden, AL 35904
  • KTH Leesburg Products, 405 Industrial Blvd, Leesburg, AL 35983
  • Max Packaging, 109 6th Ave. NW, Attalla, AL 35954
  • Prince Metal Stampings USA/NARMCO, 1108 Airport Industrial Dr, Gadsden, AL 35904

Business Management and Administration

  • Crosson Logistics – Landstar GAD Agency, 71 Thunderbird Lane, Gadsden, AL 35904
  • The Chamber, Gadsden & Etowah County, 1 Commerce Square, Gadsden, AL 35901

Early Childhood Education

Information Technology

  • Gadsden City Board of Education, 1026 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901
  • Greater Gadsden Housing Authority, 422 Chestnut St, Gadsden, AL 35901
  • Progress Rail – A Caterpillar Company, 1600 Progress Drive, Albertville, AL 35950
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Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad


ART 109 – Art Museum Survey, Intercultural Studies in Italy & Greece 2019


English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?

If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?

Alabama Language Institute students are considered Gadsden State students. However, ALI students are not allowed to enroll in credit bearing college courses until they have met Gadsden State’s admission requirements, in addition to the English proficiency requirements which can be fulfilled by:

1. completing at least one sixteen-week term in the Alabama Language Institute at the highest levels (Levels 5 & 6) in Speaking/Listening, Reading, Grammar, Composition, and either Vocabulary 2 or TOEFL Strategies;
2. passing all five skill areas with at least a “B”; and
3. having a written recommendation from the ALI faculty to enter college.

Gadsden State Community College is an official testing center for the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT)  ETS Corporate Logo TEL Program LogoiBT Test. The Alabama Language Institute administers the institutional Paper-delivered (IPT) TOEFL at the close of each semester in the fall, spring and summer.


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Campus Life


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Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations


  • Co-ed Housing
Academic Facilities Available

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: Fall 2020 4,017 (100%) Male 38% Female 62% Unknown <1%
Total Graduate Enrollment: 0 (0%)
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: Undergraduate 1%

Students from:

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 17%
American Indian <1%
Asian <1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%
White/Non-Hispanic 71%
Other 6% ( Multiracial: 3%, Nonresident immigrant: 1%, Unknown: 2%)

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

If yes, does your institution offer employment based immigration support services such as H1b, TN, LPR, etc. for employment?


US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $3,444.00 Undergraduate___$4,305.00 Alabama Language Institute
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $2,400.00+200.00 (dorm deposit) for Fall or Spring___$1,500.00+200.00 (dorm deposit) for Summer___NOTE: The dorm deposit is a one-time refundable fee.
Required Fees (per year) $1,312.00 Medical Insurance --
Average Book Expense (per year) $2,400 College___$1,050 ALI___For 3 semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer --

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Stories Within the State Lines

“I’m currently studying pre-engineering at Gadsden State. Gadsden State is a quiet place to study, and the people that I have met are very nice and friendly. One of my long-term goals is to continue my education to earn a master’s degree in the field of new technologies of information and later get a PhD,”

- Naye

“So far my freshman year at Gadsden State has been great. I have made many life-long friends, especially with the international students.”

- Jonathan

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