Wallace State Community College

Wallace State Community College is a community college in Hanceville, Alabama. Wallace State offers a variety of associate's degrees. Founded in 1966 as the George C. Wallace State Trade School of Cullman County,[1] the college currently enrolls approximately 6,000 students and offers more than 50 programs of study in academic, health and technical programs.

Wallace State Community College
Established1966 (1966)
PresidentVicki Hawsey Karolewics
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools


The college was founded in 1966. It is named for former Alabama governor George C. Wallace, who greatly expanded Alabama's community college system.


The college campus is in Hanceville, Alabama.

Organization and administration

Wallace State maintains a partnership with Athens State University, which enables students to complete junior- and senior-level classes leading to a baccalaureate degree, all on the Wallace State campus.

Academic profile

Wallace State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Many programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular disciplines.

Student life


School sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, tennis, softball, volleyball and intramurals.

Notable alumni


  1. Holmes, Kristen. "Wallace State Community College". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved December 10, 2017.

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