About Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

President's Report Fact Sheet
Strategic Plan 2012-2017 Planning and Assessment
Goals for Student Achievement College Policies

Since opening our doors in 1966, Wallace State has served hundreds of thousands of students. From the very beginning, Wallace State embraced a commitment to excellence that has become not only a tradition but our source of inspiration.

Today, Wallace State is one of the largest colleges in the Alabama Community College System, serving more than 7,000 students each semester in credit and non-credit programs. The college is a virtual powerhouse in educational programming, with more than 100 programs of study leading to degree, certificate and transfer opportunities, and careers. Our focus on excellence is evident in our personal commitment to serving students and in the technologically-advanced learning environments that ensure our students receive the most effective education.

Wallace State provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, Tech-Prep, and other early college programs, high school students seeking college credit will find their needs met here. The STARS articulation system guarantees our students transferability of credit to any Alabama public college or university. For those who want to complete their bachelor's and master’s degrees on campus, Wallace State students may take advantage of our University Center partnerships and special articulation agreements, including those with Athens State University, the University of Alabama, UAB, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Troy University.

Our students obtain unprecedented levels of success, whether transferring, taking licensure exams or finding employment, and their satisfaction has been reflected in the College’s retention rate among students that exceeds the state and national average. Students who transfer to universities consistently outperform those who started there.

Our graduates gain competitive jobs and high praise from employers. Licensure rates rank at or above state and national averages, and our students score above the national average on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Performance (CAAP).

Most importantly, at Wallace State students are served by an award-winning and student-centered faculty and staff who are masters of their crafts. They are here to assist students in every aspect of the college experience. Through Lion Central, Wallace State’s one stop student enrollment center, students gain access to help with admissions, registration, financial aid and advising. Students also have access to graduation and success coaches, tutoring, learning communities, extra curricular activities and many other opportunities and events to engage them in the Wallace State community and encourage their success.

As always at Wallace State, we believe students are the reason we exist and place student learning and success at the forefront of our activities and initiatives. We look forward to serving you.

Mission Statement

Wallace State Community College is committed to learning that transforms lives and communities. In support of the mission, Wallace State Community College is committed to student success through a student centered, innovative, engaging, and supportive learning environment; teaching excellence; respect for uniqueness and diversity; strategic partnerships that advance community, workforce and economic development; cultural enrichment of our communities; and accountability and integrity.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and Wallace State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.


Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wallace State Community College.

Many programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular disciplines. Routine inquiries about Wallace State, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Wallace State and not to the commission’s office. 


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