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Our faculty and staff are ready to introduce you to the wide variety of programs and services available at our six locations in Etowah, Calhoun and Cherokee counties. We offer flexible scheduling with day and evening classes and a variety of learning formats including traditional classrooms, online and hybrid options. Enhance your student experience with student services such as free tutoring at our Cardinal Tutoring Center. We provide interactive learning experiences that will help you start your education and finish with
a promising future!
START IT! FINISH IT!
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ayers Campus | 256.835.5400
1801 Coleman Road, Anniston, AL 36207
Gadsden State Cherokee | 256.927.1800
801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960
East Broad Campus | 256.549.8200
410 Cardinal Dr., Gadsden, AL 35903
McClellan Center | 256.238.8342
100A Gamecock Dr., Anniston, AL, 36205
Valley Street Campus | 256.549.8670
600 Valley St., Gadsden, AL 35901
Wallace Drive Campus | 256.549.8200
1001 George Wallace Dr., Gadsden, AL 35903
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Auto Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Manufacturing Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Computer Science Technology
Computer Science Technology – Network Administration
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Drafting and Design Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Emergency Medical Services
Health Information Technology
Industrial Automation Technology
Mechanical Design Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
Salon and Spa Management
Surgical/Operating Room Technician
Word Processing Specialist
See the catalog for the official degree and certificate offerings.
Total enrolled academic year ‘17: 6,937
Faculty Student Ratio: 18:1
Female: 59.4% (4,120)
Male: 40.6% (2,817)
Students can participate in more than 35 clubs and organizations. With a wide range of opportunities for student participation and leadership development, Gadsden State has something for everyone!
Student involvement might just lead to a scholarship through our Cardinal Tutoring Center, College Ambassadors or Student Government Association. Scholarship opportunities are also available for our band and choir members as well as student-athletes on all four of the Cardinal athletic teams (men’s basketball and tennis: women’s basketball and volleyball and through our show band and choir).
After submitting your online application, complete your admissions file by submitting supplemental documents required by your admit type.
For more information, visit:
Graduating high school student scholarship applications are available in October.
Deadline is March 1.
General Scholarship applications for current students are accepted year round.
Apply at: SCHOLARSHIPS
Around 78% of our students use financial aid to pay for college. Prospective students should apply for federal student aid annually beginning in October through fafsa.gov. Gadsden State federal student aid includes grants and work-study positions.
Some courses in English and math require minimum placement scores before registration. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more about placement requirements and course options.
Attend Cardinal Commit, get connected with your faculty advisor, register for classes and officially join the Cardinal family!
Meet your ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST
Gadsden State offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in Alabama at $160 per credit hour averaging approximately $1,920 each semester for full-time enrollment. Although the majority of our students commute to campus, we also offer affordable
on-campus housing in Fowler Residence Hall. Apply for housing early because space is limited! Gadsden State is pleased to offer students a FREE admissions application, parking decal and student ID, which students can use for free admission to most Gadsden State home athletic events!
Students needing tuition assistance can make college more affordable with the payment plan through Nelnet campus commerce. Flexible payment options allow Gadsden State students to pay tuition over time without accruing interest.
EARN A DEGREE
in General Studies
with the option of focusing on an area of interest
in the following:
Early Childhood Education
Health, Physical Ed & Recreation
Our website is one of the most useful
tools for future Cardinals
Learn more about Gadsden State by
downloading our app. Search
myGadsdenState in your app store.
Gadsden State has six locations that provide education, training and experience to improve lives and enrich the community. Visit any of our campuses to see what opportunities lie ahead for you. Campus tours are scheduled throughout the year by appointment through the Office of Enrollment Services.
Fill out a tour request form to schedule
an appointment: CAMPUS TOURS
Offered each Fall & Spring Gadsden State’s Preview Day is designed to give prospective students of any age, an overview of college
facilities, programs and procedures. Explore our 80+ programs!
Learn about academic and student support services, admissions, scholarships and more! Make connections with faculty, staff and students while taking a campus tour!