Gadsden State Community College

Institution Location

1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, Alabama


Accrediting Agency

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC)
  • English USA: The American Association of Intensive English Programs

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
Fax: 256-549-8344
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SUMMARY: International Programs since 1968

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

Intensive English Program since 1973: Alabama Language Institute

  • Oldest in the state of Alabama, among the oldest in the Southeastern USA
  • First 2-year IEP to be recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Comprehensive three-level program
  • iBT and PBT administration site
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Specialized Programs

  • Nursing
  • Technology
  • College Transfer

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?
Yes, No

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Notable Internship Opportunities: Applied Engineering, Business Management and Administration, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology

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Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad

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?


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Campus Life


  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) (Honorary)
  • Students Without Borders (campus international club)
  • Ambassadors
  • Gadsden State Singers
  • Honor’s Program
  • Circle K
  • Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM)
  • Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association

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Student Organization Information


  • Co-ed Housing
Academic Facilities Available

Library, Language Lab, Computer Labs, Cardinal Tutoring Center, Counseling and Advising Center, Office of Career Services

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,000 (100%)
Total Graduate Enrollment: 0 (0%)
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 150 (2%)

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama 98%
From other US states 1%
From outside the US 2%

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 20.8%
American Indian 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.03%
White/Non-Hispanic 72.6
Other 3.8%


Total Faculty 154
Faculty:Student 18:1
Male:Female Ratio 39.5% male: 60.5% female

US Immigration Compliance Information

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

US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $3,468.00 Undergraduate / 4,335.00 Alabama Language Institute
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $1800.00+200.00 (one time dorm deposit)
Required Fees (per year) $984.00 insurance --
Average Book Expense (per year) $1600.00 --

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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