Southern Union State Community College: Ranking & Review

United States

Southern Union State Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,8282,1132,715

1,100 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

264 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Southern Union State Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Southern Union State Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $3,200 and other expenses per full academic year.

Southern Union State Community College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 460 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$3,570$7,140
Fees for full-time undergraduates$570$570
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$119$238

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs431431
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities282282
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians143143
Precision Production108108
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4141
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3838
Personal and Culinary Services3636
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3434
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences3333
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1515
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services33
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service33
Grand Total1,1671,167

A total of 1,167 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southern Union State Community College.

Graduation rate21%21%21%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementSouthern Union State Community College, an open admission, public two-year college and member of the Alabama Community College System, provides quality and relevant teaching and learning in academic, technical, and health science programs that are affordable, accessible, equitable, and responsive to the diverse needs of its students, community, business, industry, and government.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff292
Instructional FTE163
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address750 Roberts St
Wadley, Alabama, 36276
United States
Urbanization levelRural: Remote
City population1,000