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 Wallace Community College Selma 

Name: Wallace Community College Selma
President/CEO: James M. Mitchell
City: Selma
State: AL
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: Founded as William Rufus King State Vocational Technical School in 1963

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 Wallace Community College Selma

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 2,116
Part Time: 36.6%
Fulltime: 63.4%

Male: 32.5%
Female: 67.5%

African-American: 73.2%
Asian/Pacific: 1.2%
Hispanic: 0.8%
Native American: 0.1%
White: 24.2%
Other: 0.4%


Wallace Community College Selma President

James M. Mitchell

Quote from the President

"Wallace Community College Selma continues to be a learning-centered college and a center for academic and program excellence. My philosophy of education is based on the foundational ideology that education is the greatest transformer of human behavior and a critical component in improving the quality of life for our students and their respective communities. Learning is clearly the responsibility of our students but our institution is equally as responsible for our students’ success. Failure is not an option.”

Interesting Facts

  • In the college's service areas, an average of only 16 percent of the adult population holds a degree. 
  • The college houses and supports the only early college high school program in Alabama. 
  • Wallace Community College Selma is the only two-year college awarded the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.
  • The college's nursing and welding programs are among the best in the state.
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