Gadsden State Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,096
4.22% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,776
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
3,993
48% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.4%
243 Graduates

About

Gadsden State Community College is a higher education institution located in Etowah County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gadsden State Community College were .

In 2020, 1,172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gadsden State Community College. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (852 degrees), 3.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $4,096, which is $−3,884 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $4,096, which is $−3,884 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,776.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending Gadsden State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,096
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gadsden State Community College was $4,096. The cost of tuition at Gadsden State Community College is $−3,884 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,776
2020 Value
3.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gadsden State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,776. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gadsden State Community College grew by 3.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,050
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gadsden State Community College was of $4,050 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Gadsden State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.97% with respect to 2019, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Gadsden State Community College has a total enrollment of 3,993 students. The full-time enrollment at Gadsden State Community College is 1,916 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,077. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gadsden State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 5.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 0.451% Asian, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0751% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gadsden State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,993 students. The full-time enrollment at Gadsden State Community College is 1,916 and the part-time enrollment is 2,077. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Gadsden State Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Gadsden State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,822
  2. Black or African American
    679
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    207

The enrolled student population at Gadsden State Community College is 70.7% White, 17% Black or African American, 5.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 0.451% Asian, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0751% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 78 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 80 more women than men received degrees from Gadsden State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gadsden State Community College is white (852 degrees awarded). There were 3.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gadsden State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gadsden State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (200 degrees awarded), Precision Production (75 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (98 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Other managers (40,884 people), Construction managers (38,624 people), Software developers (27,981 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (16,359 people), and Paralegals & legal assistants (13,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (200 degrees awarded), Precision Production (75 degrees), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Economists, and Other financial clerks

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (200 degrees awarded), Precision Production (75 degrees), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Construction (91,157 people), Computer Systems Design (41,460 people), Legal services (21,492 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (19,929 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (18,885 people).

The most specialized majors at Gadsden State Community College are Mechanical Technologies (200 degrees awarded), Precision Production (75 degrees), Engineering Technologies (98 degrees), Construction (25 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gadsden State Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gadsden State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

546
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
626
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 546 degrees were awarded to men at Gadsden State Community College, which is 0.872 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (626).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Gadsden State Community College in Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology, which is 19.8 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 152 degrees were awarded to women at Gadsden State Community College in General Studies, which is 1.73 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Gadsden State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gadsden State Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    852 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gadsden State Community College is white (852 degrees awarded). There were 3.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

0.427% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    460 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    392 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gadsden State Community College is white female (460 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (392 degrees).

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Operations

Gadsden State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.61M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $552k (15.3%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Gadsden State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $47.4M. Gadsden State Community College employs 129 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Gadsden State Community College are Female No academic ranks (70), Male No academic ranks(59), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.61M
2020 Endowment
5.79%
growth from 2019

Gadsden State Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.61M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gadsden State Community College grew 5.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $812k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.3M - Federal
  2. $1.64M - State
  3. $80.4k - Local

As of 2020, Gadsden State Community College received $5.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.64M from state grants and contracts, and $80.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.9M
2020 Salaries
0.664%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Gadsden State Community College paid a median of $23.9M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($47.4M) and a 0.664% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0657% growth from 2018 and a 1.16% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.8M
Instructional Salaries
129
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gadsden State Community College paid a total of $7.8M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
129 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College were No academic rank with 129 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 35 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gadsden State Community College was Female No academic rank with 70 employees, and Male No academic rank with 59 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Gadsden State Community College.

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