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Wallace Community College-Dothan

Wallace Community College, formally known as George C. Wallace State Community College, is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Dothan, Alabama.

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Location

Address
1141 Wallace Dr
City
Dothan
State
AL
Zip/Post Code
36303-9234

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4655
In State Tuition Fees
3270
Out State Tuition Fees
6540
ACT Score
20
Male Female Ratio
36:64
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
20:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
The Governors
Colors
White Black
Conference
Alabama Community College Conf

College History

History

Wallace Community College was established as the George C. Wallace State Technical Trade School under the Alabama Regional Trade School Act of 1947. Over the following years, the institution's name was changed first to George C. Wallace State Vocational Trade School and then to George C. Wallace State Technical Junior College, finally being reorganized in 1969 as George C. Wallace State Community College. It was the first comprehensive community college in Southern Alabama. In 1997, the Alabama Aviation and Technical College became part of WCC. However, in 2003, the Alabama Aviation and Technical College operations and the Mobile Aviation Center were transferred to Enterprise State Junior College to reflect that institution's growth as a community college. Sparks State Technical College had been founded in 1966 as Sparks State Technical School, being named after former Alabama Governor Chauncey Sparks; following a rename as Sparks State Technical Institute in 1968, it was accredited by the Council on Occupational Education until merging in 1999 with WCC. WCC is also associated with two foundations that provide financial support for its operations: the Wallace Community College Foundation, founded in 1992, and the Wallace Community College Sparks Campus Foundation, founded in 1991. In his later years, former Attorney General Richmond Flowers, Sr., taught history at Wallace Community College. His attorney general service occurred during the first term of Governor George Wallace, but the two were intraparty political rivals. In 1966, Flowers lost the gubernatorial primary to Wallace's first wife and successor, Lurleen Burns Wallace, for whom the community college in Andalusia is named.

College Specialty

Specialty

George C. Wallace Community College, a comprehensive community college, seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents.

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