Gadsden State Community College is a public, open door, comprehensive community college under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees (ACCS BOT). Comprised of six campuses/centers, present-day Gadsden State began with the merger of Alabama Technical College, Gadsden State Technical Institute, and Gadsden State Junior College on February 28, 1985 to eliminate duplication of courses and to better serve students. Gadsden State has since expanded with the consolidation of the former Harry M. Ayers State Technical College in 2003 and the establishment of additional centers in Anniston and Centre. The college also offers instruction at St. Clair Correctional Facility. Gadsden State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Students at Gadsden State have the opportunity to participate in the school's more than 30 clubs and organizations, including the Paralegal Association, Circle K, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Student Government Association. In addition, students may participate in fine arts organizations such as the Gadsden State Show Band, Ensemble, and other theatre and art programs. Gadsden State offers four varsity athletic teams within the National Junior College Athletic Association. The school mascot is Swoop the Cardinal, and the school colors are cardinal red and silver. Men's sports include basketball and tennis; women's sports include basketball and volleyball.
Gadsden State Community College is an affordable, accessible, and comprehensive community college that prepares our diverse student population for success through quality education, innovative workforce development, and meaningful community engagement. We foster the development of lifelong learners by giving students the opportunities to develop skills that empower them to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic life of our communities, our nations, and our world.
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1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903, USA
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