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 George Corley Wallace State Community College 

Name: George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma)
President: Dr. James M. Mitchell
City: Selma
State: Alabama
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural - The College serves Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes, and Perry counties which are considered many of the most economically challenged counties in Alabama and the Nation.
Year established:
May 3, 1963, as William Rufus King State Vocational Technical School. On October 1, 1973, the Alabama State Board of Education authorized the second change of the institution’s name to George Corley Wallace State Community College.

Board of Trustees website

Wallace Community College Selma

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 1591
Full-time: 56.4%
Part-time: 43.6%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
Male: 34.4%
Female: 65.6%

African-American: 74.6%
Asian: 0.3%
Hispanic/Latino: 0.8%
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.3%
White: 21.1%
Other: 3.1%


Dr. James M. Mitchell

Dr. James M. Mitchell

Mark Heinrich

Mark Heinrich

Quote from the President

"At Wallace Community College Selma, you can go anywhere from here. We continue to be a learning and student-centered college. Learning is clearly the responsibility of our students but our college is equally as responsible for student's success. We are success driven as failure is not an option." – Dr. James M. Mitchell

Interesting Facts

  • The college has one of the highest graduation rates among colleges in the Alabama Community College System.
  • Since 2008, more than 300 dually enrolled high school students have received their AS degree from WCCS. 
  • The college is the only two-year college awarded the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
  • WCCS's nursing, masonry, and welding programs are among the best in the state.
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