Consumer Student Information

Consumer Student Information

This page provides links to information about Wallace Community College Selma in accordance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. Visit the HEOA website for more information.

The college will provide a paper copy of any consumer student information upon request.


College Accreditation Information

College Accreditation

Initial Accreditation: December 1974
Last Visit: October 2009 / Reaccredited 2010
Next Visit: October 2019/ Reaccredited 2020

Program Accreditations

Associate Degree Nursing

Initial Accreditation:1982
Last Reaccreditation Visit: October 2013
Focus Visit for ACCS Curriculum Change: April 2018
Next Reaccreditation Visit: 2021

Practical Nursing

Initial Accreditation:1984
Last Reaccreditation Visit: October 2016
Focus Visit for ACCS Curriculum Change: April 2018
Next Reaccreditation Visit: 2024

Business Education (Office Administration, Computer Information Systems & Business Administration)

Initial Accreditation: April 2015
Next Reaccreditation Visit: 2025

Program Approval Agencies:

Alabama Board of Nursing (ADN & PN Programs)
Alabama Department of Public Health (Nursing Assistant)
Alabama State Board of Cosmetology (Cosmetology)

Program Certification Agencies:

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • Welding
  • Electricity
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Masonry

National Healthcare Association

  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG Technician
  • Patientcare Technician

Services for Students with Disabilities

Information about facilities and services for students with disabilities can be found on page 160-161 of the Wallace Community College Selma Catalog and Student Handbook

Transfer of Credit Policies

Articulation Agreements


Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

Wallace Community College intercollegiate athletic program is committed to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. Each year, WCCS publishes EADA report. This report is made available upon request to students, prospective students, and the public in easily accessible places. Copies of the report are available in the Athletic Office located in WCCS gymnasium.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates & Financial Support Data


Health and Safety

Wallace Community College Selma is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security crime report is available on the Campus Police webpage.  If you would like to receive a copy of the Annual Security Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Campus Police Department at 3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy, Selma, Alabama or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (334) 876-9248. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting, policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by WCCS; and on public
property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by law and is provided by the WCCS Campus Police Department.

Campus Safety and Security

Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Notification System

Alabama Sex Offender Website


Network Usage Policy

Network and Computer Resource Usage Policy


Price of Attendance

Information about the price of attendance can be found in the Cost Of Attendance document.

IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) Survey Summary

Net Price Calculator


Privacy of Student Records

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) can be found on pages 155-158 of Wallace Community College Selma Catalog and Student Handbook


Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Information about the refund policy and requirements for withdrawal and return of financial aid can be found on pages 40-43 of the Wallace Community College Selma Catalog and Student Handbook


Student Body Diversity

Information on diversity of the student body, including percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients [HEOA Sec. 488(a)(1)(E) amended HEA Sec. 485(a)(1)]

Student Diversity Statement

Spring 2017 Demographics

Summer 2017 Demographics

Fall 2017 Demographics

Fall 2017 Student Body Diversity Percentages


Student Financial Assistance

Wallace Community College Selma does not participate in Private Education Loans or the Federal Direct Loan Program.  Links to additional information concerning financial aid, financial assistance, and financial aid disclosure compliance can be found below:

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Constitution and Citizenship Observance Day

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator Website


Student Achievement/Outcomes

Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS) identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to its mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. WCCS’s mission statement reads “The mission of Wallace Community College Selma is to provide high-quality learning-centered educational opportunities and services through diverse instructional-delivery modes that are responsive to individual, community, state and global needs.”

WCCS uses multiple measures to document student success. They are: course/degree completion, developmental education preparation, licensure pass rates, graduation/transfer rates, and retention rates. Thresholds for these indicators were established based on review of college data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), data trends of student performances in the indicated areas, and comparison with peer institutions of similar demographics and size.

Course/Degree Completion

WCCS reviews course completion rates and monitor program completion data.  The college realizes that is important to track course completion in order to determine if its students are making adequate progress in meeting its goal of increasing the number of degrees awarded. The Dean of Instruction reviews overall course completion data and based on a periodic review of student performance it has been established that the College will increase the course completion rate by at least 5% from 69% (2014-2015) over a 5-year period.  The table below represents the number of courses taken by students from 2014-2018 and the number of students receiving a passing grade.

WCCS Selma Credit Course Completion Rates, 2014-2018
Year Course Enrollment Courses Completed % Completion
2014 13,957 9,670 69.3%
2015 13,838 9,659 69.8%
2016 13,799 10,179 73.8%
2017 13,299 9,593 72.1%
2018 12,545 9,607 76.6%

In addition to monitoring course completion rates, the college also reviews degree completion results and sets goals for improving its results in this area.  After a review of completion data, it was established that WCCS will increase the number of degrees and certificate awarded from 426 in 2014-2015 to at least 485 over a 5-year period.  The trend in data regarding students who complete credit courses at the College listed in the table above illustrates that students who complete courses go on to earn specific degrees as indicated by data contained in the table below.

WCCS Degrees Completed, 2014-2018
Year Transfer Degrees
AA, AS
Technical Degrees/Certificates
AAS, Cert
Total
2014 139 287 426
2015 143 259 402
2016 194 261 466
2017 138 270 408
2018 218 277 495

Developmental Education Preparation

WCCS will increase the passage rate of students enrolled in developmental Math from 63.7% in 2015 to at least 68% over a 5-year period. WCCS will also increase the passage rates of students enrolled in developmental English from 73.2% to at least 78% over a 5-year period. WCCS reviews the percent of students completing developmental courses and earning passing grades. WCCS recognizes the importance of providing quality developmental programs that assist individuals in improving learning skills and overcoming educational deficiencies. The College collects pass/fail rate data in developmental courses to assist in its efforts to continually improve the effectiveness of the developmental programs. The data are collected from institutional research data and is reflected in the following table.

Percent of students completing developmental courses and earning passing grades
Developmental Course Subject No. Students Enrolled at the end-of-term (Fall 15-Fall 18) No. Students Earning Passing Grade (Fall 15 – Fall 18) % of Students Earning Passing Grades (Fall 15-Fall 18)
English 344 226 65.6%
Mathematics 377 252 66.8%

In addition to tracking pass/fail rate data, the College also tracks performance of students who passed developmental courses and then went on to enroll in collegiate credit courses. Institutional research data documents the percentage of students who met developmental course requirements in English or Mathematics went on to earn grade of “C” or better in collegiate credit English or Mathematics. The data is included in the table below.

Collegiate Credit Course No. of Former Dev. Students Enrolled No. of Students Earning a “C” or Better % of Students Earning a “C” or better
English 100 or 101 104 66 63.5%
Mathematics 203 115 56.7%

WCCS will increase the passage rates of students in credit level Math who were formerly enrolled in developmental Math courses from 56.7% (2015) to at least 61% over a 5-year period. In addition, WCCS will increase the passage rates of students in credit level English who were formerly enrolled in developmental English courses from 63.5% (2015) to at least 68% over a 5-year period.

Licensure Pass Rates

WCCS reviews Licensure and certification in preparing students for the workforce. State Licensing Examination results are considered when evaluating student success and achievement. Performance rates on state licensure examinations are evaluated annually to qualify technical programs for Perkins funds. Results of licensing examinations, including pass rates, are maintained by the appropriate programs. Data are available for students in the Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician. The criteria and the threshold for licensure outcome data is consistent with the State of Alabama Board of Nursing established requirement which requires an 80% passage rate on licensure exams. WCCS’ goal for Student Achievement and Success, is that the pass rate on licensure examinations will meet or exceed 80%. The Associate Degree and the Practical Nursing Programs of WCCS are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
The following data reflects WCCS students’ performance on state licensing examinations for health professional programs. The passage rate for the past four years are noted below.

WCCS Student Performance on Licensing Examinations, 2015-2018
2015 2016 2017 2018
Outcome Goal 80% 80% 80% 80%
NCLEX-RN 86.8% 79.2% 93.8% 100%
National Average 84.2% 84.3% 86.9% 87%
NCLEX-PN 93% 86.7% 73.5% 88.5%
National Average 81.2% 83.8% 83.8% 85.9%
WCCS Student Performance on Certifications, 2015-2018
2015 2016 2017 2018
Outcome Goal 80% 80% 80% 80%
Nursing Assistant 100% 100% 95.33% 100%
Phlebotomy 100% 100% 100% 87.5%
EKG Technician 100% 86.66% 90.9% 100%

Graduates of WCCS’s Nursing programs take licensure exams. The percentage of students passing these exams is an indication of academic program effectiveness in preparing students to obtain the necessary credentials for employment.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

The core of WCCS’s mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities and services that are responsive to individual, community, state, and global needs. Students who earn a career/technical credential are able to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities to the workforce. In addition, WCCS transfer students are positioned to further their education at a four-year institution. Increasing the number of completers who are prepared for transfer or employment is key to our mission attainment. The college has identified that the measure of (8-year award) best represents the completion patterns of WCCS students.

                                                           WCCS Graduation Rates, 2017-2020
2017 2018 2019 2020
34.0% 27.9% N/A N/A

WCCS utilizes the National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker services to review transfer data. The below transfer data represents the WCCS graduates who transferred to four-year institutions.

WCCS Graduates Transferring to a Four-Year Institution, 2014-2018
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
17.9% 20.7% 12.5% 20.8% 17.4%

 

Retention Rates

Retaining students is fundamental to the college carrying out its mission. Retention also impacts students’ ability to meet their educational goals.

WCCS Retention Rates, 2014-2018
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
52.67% 49.66% 56.30% 57.81% 42.88%

 Student Right-to-Know Act (Transfer and Graduation Rates)

Gainful Employment Programs


Textbooks and Supplies

WCCS / Barnes & Noble campus bookstore


Voter Registration

How to register to vote in Alabama

Mail-in Voter Registration Form


The Campus Police, the Admission and Records staff, and Financial Aid Staff is available daily to disseminate information to current, as well as prospective students.