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To further our commitment to workforce development, Gadsden State received a generous grant from the National Science Foundation that gives Gadsden State additional support to train skilled technicians in advance manufacturing through curriculum development and state-of-the-art equipment.

Gadsden State has worked closely with many community partners, such as the Alumni Association, Cardinal Foundation, local chambers of commerce and many non-profit organizations. We highlight some of those valued partnerships, which proves the commitment those in our service area have in the advancement of our College.

Though we are currently facing challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been proud of the response from our faculty, staff and students on their ability to adjust to alternative methods of instruction. So, as we look back on 2019, I am also optimistic that Gadsden State has a bright future ahead, one with a well-crafted pathway that will advance our mission and build the workforce to meet the needs of our community.

As always, it’s great to be a Gadsden State Cardinal!


Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Gadsden State’s latest Strategic Plan focuses on preparing students from all backgrounds for success through quality education, innovative workforce development and inclusive community and global engagement.

By the Numbers

Check out Gadsden State’s Fast Facts about student demographics as well as the retention rate, scholarships, credentials and more.


Gadsden State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Several instructional programs have also earned profession accreditation or certification.

Programs of Study

Gadsden State has over 70 programs that provide graduates direct entry into the workforce or prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.


Program Highlights

Gadsden State offers a variety of programs and services to its students, including academic transfer classes, career technical programs and adult education, to name a few. Read about some of the wonderful program highlights from 2019.

Students & Faculty

Gadsden State students and faculty continue to be newsmakers and community-changers as they reach milestones and earn accolades, including winners of the Chancellor’s Awards, members of the All-Alabama Academic Team, Presidential Scholars and successful student athletes.

Community Partnerships

Gadsden State works closely with an array of community partners to bring scholarships to students, to develop innovative strategies for success and to create ways to fulfill the workforce demands of local industry.