Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
2.99 Average Rating

Shelton State Community College is a two-year public institution based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The school offers professional certificates and associate degrees. Many students choose to major in liberal arts and humanities, nursing, or cosmetology. Shelton State Community College has an open admissions policy.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
4,607
Total Number of Undergrads
4,607
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,718
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,168
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$5,880
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2100

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
76%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,719
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
76%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,672
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,044

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
12
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Buccaneer
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tuscaloosa
Birmingham
Atlanta
Mobile
Huntsville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,100
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What Students Are Saying

2.99 Average Rating
Shelton is a very good school if you do not want to start at a big school. It's small classes enable students to experience college with a high school feeling. It truly is a good college for people wanting to return to college/school and ones who are wanting to start school.
Tiffani
Its a nice college. The teachers here are really nice and most of them actually know what they are talking about. If a student needs help the teachers are always willing to help.
Shaquille from Moundville, AL
So far I have enjoyed my experience at this college. The administrative staff are very helpful and the instructors seem to really care about their students.
Essence from Tuscaloosa, AL
Shelton State provides a fun and friendly atmosphere while offering a wide array of courses. They remain affordable, even for those of low income, while still nourishing a diversified student body with various clubs and activities. The teachers are passionate about their subject and involve the students so that each day is always exciting.
Michael from Tuscaloosa, AL
I think Shelton is one of the best Community Colleges Alabama has to offer. All of the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, we also have a wonderful tutoring system for major core classes. Shelton should be considered when upcoming students are looking for a community college.
Kyle from Coker, AL
Shelton State Community College is a great college for someone who is looking for a small class size and hands on. The tuition is very reasonable and it is in a great location. There are a lot of degree opportunities at this community college.
Valerie from Carrollton, AL
it is a good school with friendly teacher and student. facilities are good but activities are rare.
Junhao from China

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