Community Colleges


Alabama Community College System

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State serves approximately 15,000 students each year and is one of the largest community colleges in the state. Jefferson State currently offer more than 120 university transfer programs, 33 career programs and numerous certificate programs at four campuses in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Chilton counties. In addition to these campuses, they have an extensive online presence to allow flexible learning from any location.

Lawson State Community College

Lawson State Community College, located in the southwestern section of Birmingham, is composed of two main divisions–an academic division and a career/technical division. The college is proud of its ability to provide seamless administrative processes and educational support services for students and other constituents. This can be accomplished through face-to-face instruction as well as through online programs. In 2011, Lawson State was featured as a Top 50 Community College, making history in the state.  And, in 2013, it moved from 33 out of 50 on the list (of top colleges) to #5.  Lawson State has also been recognized by the White House (and celebrated by the Obama Administration) as a Champion of Change in 2011.

Bevill State Community College

Bevill State Community College is an iconic institution that serves a seven county area of northwestern Alabama.   Many students have used Bevill State to create a pathway to individual success. This includes enrolling in academic classes for transfer to a four-year institution; meeting the demands of a dynamic workforce through career technical programs; and learning the latest opportunities a career in health sciences can bring.

Wallace State Community College – Oneonta

Wallace State Community College, with its main campus in Hanceville and a satellite campus in Oneonta, is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conservatively estimated to produce a $3 billion annual economic impact on this state and in our communities.

In addition to being recognized among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation and the first choice community college for Alabama high school seniors taking the ACT, Wallace State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a three-time nominee for the Aspen Prize, accolades which recognize our outstanding results in student success and completion. Wallace State is also National League for Nursing Center of Excellence, an All-Steinway School and one of 30 community colleges selected to develop and pilot the American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project which involves a rethinking and redesign of the student experience from enrollment through completion.


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The Central Six Development Council serves the following counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker.

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