COLLEGE ACCREDITATION

Wallace Community College Selma is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Wallace Community College Selma.

Inquiries about the institution such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Wallace Community College Selma and not to the Commission on Colleges.

Initial Accreditation: December 1974
Last Visit: October 2019 / Reaccredited 2020
Next Visit: October 2029

PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS

The Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs have received full approval from the Alabama Board of Nursing and continuing full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Further information regarding the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs and their accreditation status may be obtained by telephoning
(404) 975-5000 or by writing to ACEN 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

Initial Accreditation: 1982
Last Reaccreditation Visit: February 2022

Next Reaccreditation Visit: 2030

PRACTICAL NURSING

Initial Accreditation: 1984
Last Reaccreditation Visit: February 2022

Next Reaccreditation Visit: 2030

BUSINESS EDUCATION (Office Administration, Computer Information Systems & Business Administration)

Initial Accreditation: April 2015
Next Reaccreditation Visit: October 2025

PROGRAM CERTIFICATION AGENCIES:

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Welding
  • Electricity
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Masonry


National Healthcare Association
  • Phlebotomy 
  • EKG Technician
  • Patient Care Technician


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 Agreement

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

 


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 Parkway, Selma, Alabama or you can request 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, ad 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 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


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

Programs

Wallace Community College Selma Program Inventory
Program TitleDegree OfferedCIP
MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONSCertificate11.0101
COMPUTER PROGRAMMINGCertificate11.0101
COMPUTER SCIENCECertificateAssociate in Applied Science11.0101
COSMETOLOGYCertificate12.0401
DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGYCertificateAssociate in Applied Science15.1301
TRANSFER AAAssociate in Arts24.0101
TRANSFER ASAssociate in Science24.0102
CRIMINAL JUSTICECertificate43.0107
MASONRYCertificate46.0101
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGYCertificateAssociate in Applied Science46.0302
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGYCertificateAssociate in Applied Science47.0303
MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGYCertificateAssociate in Applied Science48.0507
WELDINGCertificate48.0508
NURSING-ADNAssociate in Applied Science51.3801
PRACTICAL NURSINGCertificate51.3901
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANCertificate51.3902
BUSINESSAssociate in Applied Science52.0201
OFFICE ADMINISTRATIONCertificateAssociate in Applied Science52.0401
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)


Information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) can be found on pages 123 of the Wallace Community College Selma Catalog and Student Handbook.


Information about the refund policy and requirements for withdrawal and return of financial aid can be found on pages 33 of the Wallace Community College Selma Catalog and Student Handbook.


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

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020


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


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 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. Thresholds for these indicators were established based on review of college data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), data trends of students 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 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 Credit Course Completion Rates, 2018-2021

YearCourse EnrollmentCourses Completed%Completion%change
2020-20218,849667075.4%-4.2%
2019-2020 10,674                              8,39978.7%3.0%
2018-201911,645                              8,89376.4% 


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 46 in 2014-2015 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 the earn specific degrees as indicated by contained in the table below. 

WCCS Degree Completed, 2018-2021


Year

Transfer Degrees 
AA,AS
Technical Degrees/C
AAS, Certificate


Total


%change

2020-2021159191350-5.7%
2019-2020181190 371-13.1%
2018-2019207220 427 


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 certificates 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 the earn specific degrees as indicated by contained in the table below. 

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 development 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, 2018-2021

 No. EnrolledNo. Passing% Passing
English
2020-2021151066.7%
2019-2020                                  67                                    3856.7%
2018-2019                               123                                    8266.7%
Math
2020-2021703854.3%
2019-20201639256.4%
2018-2019                               257                                 16162.6%


In addition to tracking pass/fall 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.

Subsequent Collegiate Enrollment, Fall 2018 - Fall 2021

 No. EnrolledNo. Passing% Passing
English
2020-202188100.0%
2019-2020                                  9                                   666.7%
2018-2019                               42                                    3173.8%
Math
2020-2021302790.0%
2019-202017847.1%
2018-2019                               75                                6688.0%


WCCS will increase the passage rates of students in credit level Math who were formerly enrolled in developmental Math courses from 56.7% (205)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 appropriate programs. Data are available for students in the Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy EKG Technician. The criteria and the threshold for licensure outcome is consistent with the State of Alabama Board of Nursing established requirement which requires an 805 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, 2019-2021

 Three Year Average202120202019
Outcome Goal 80.0%80.00%80.0%
NCLEX-RN77.32%82.61%57.89%89.47%
National Average 79.60%86.57%72.51%
NCLEX-PN66.16%51.11%67.86%81.48%
National Average 82.49%83.08%83.50%
 

WCCS Student Performance on Certifications, 2019-2021

 
 202120202019
Outcome Goal80.0%80.0%80.0%
Nursing Assistant50.0%  
Phlebotomy100.00% 100.0%
EKG Technician27.3%15.4%45.5%
    
Cosmetology55.6%40.0%66.7%

 

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 institutions. 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

20212013 cohort34.2%3.5%
20202012 cohort33.0%48.8%
20192011 cohort22.2% 

 

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

20212013 cohort3.5%-9%
20202012 cohort3.9%-88%
20192011 cohort31.3% 
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

20212020 cohort62.0%10%
20202019 cohort56.2%-4%
20192018 cohort58.4% 


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

  • Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate - 28%
  • Student Right-to-Know Transfer-out Rate - 12%

Right-to-Know Graduation and Transfer Rates

 

2018

2017

2016

 


2015

4-year Total

Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate

35%

34%

31%

 


28%

32%

Student Right-to-Know Transfer Rate

15%

15%

15%

 


9%

14%

 
Textbooks and Supplies


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Mail-in Voter Registration Form

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