Local Spotlight: Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College

All the stores have officially set out their school supplies. Pencils, binders, and notebooks—they all make us think about going back to class. Well, if you’re considering filling up your backpack with folders and textbooks, we know where you can get a high-quality local education: Gadsden State Community College.

About Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden State Community College first opened its doors in 1925. Back then, it went by “The Alabama School of Trade.” It also was an innovator from the very beginning, functioning as the first Southern state-operated trade school.

Over the years, it grew and grew. Now, it has five different campuses, with three of them located in Gadsden. It also has more than 4,000 happy students—and you could become one of them!

The benefits of Gadsden State

Choosing a two-year college opens many opportunities. When you go to Gadsden State specifically, you’ll enjoy benefits like:

  • A low 15-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio;
  • Tuition that is 19 percent more affordable in comparison to America’s national two-year tuition average;
  • Forty clubs and organizations to join;
  • The ability to join intercollegiate sports teams;
  • Possible financial aid and scholarships directly from the school;
  • And more.

Career technical programs

If you want a great education, Gadsden State Community College has the curriculum you need to succeed. They have more than 70 different career technical programs. In fact, here are some of the exciting technical, skills, and academic options that the school has to offer:

  • Salon and Spa Management;
  • Computer Science;
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration;
  • Engineering;
  • Welding Technology;
  • Office Careers;
  • Fine Arts;
  • Automotive Services Technology;
  • Certified Nursing Assistance;
  • And more.


Did you know that Gadsden State Community College is located just 0.6 miles from Summer Waters? Its George Wallace Campus awaits at 1001 George Wallace Drive. Talk about an easy commute!


Sometimes, we just need a little push! If you’re thinking of going back to school, take this as a friendly nudge. After all, with the versatile—and economical—programs at Gadsden State Community College, you can truly find your passion.

What about finding your housing, though? Check out Summer Waters here! You can also learn more about our community—and Gadsdenon our blog.