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 Calhoun Community College 

Name: Calhoun Community College
President: Marilyn C. Beck
City: Decatur
State: AL
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: 1947

Calhoun Community College

Governing Board Website

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 12,134
Part Time: 55.2%
Full Time: 44.8%

Male: 44.4%
Female: 55.6%

African American: 18.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.9%
Hispanic: 2.8%
Native American: 2.5%
White: 71.6%
Other: 3.6%


 Calhoun Community College President

Marilyn C. Beck

Calhoun Community College Board Chair 

Gov. Robert Bentley 
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Calhoun Community College is an institution of excellence providing quality, innovative instruction through a responsive environment while promoting cultural enrichment and community development. As a regional educational institution committed to student success, Calhoun continues to meet the demand for innovative, accessible and affordable instructional and workforce training opportunities for the communities we serve."

Interesting Facts

  • With over 12,000 students, Calhoun Community College is Alabama's largest two-year college and the 6th largest higher education institution in the state.
  • Calhoun has the state's first and only associate degree program in biotechnology, developed in partnership with the renowned Hudson/Alpha Institute of Biotechnology.
  • The college is home to the Alabama Robotics Technology Park, a state-of-the-art training, research and development and entrepreneurial campus formed through a unique collaboration among the state of Alabama, Calhoun, Alabama Industrial Development and Training and robotics vendors from across the nation.
  • Calhoun's licensed practical nursing program was the first National League for Nursing accredited program in Alabama. Each year, graduates from the program excel in the national nursing licensing exam with passage rates in the high 90s, surpassing state and national averages.
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