Snead State Community College

102 Elder Street, Boaz, AL

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Snead State Community College, located in Boaz, Alabama, traces its origins to seminary approved by the Methodist Episcopal Church on 1898. The Boaz seminary saw rapid growth, and by 1906 changed its name to John H. Snead Seminary in honor of a local businessman who had donated money and land to the school. In 1935 the school became chartered and began operating it as a junior college, followed by 32 years of private operation. In 1967 the school joined the Alabama two year college system and changed its name to Snead State Junior College until 1992 when the name was changed to the current.

Snead State Community College offers programs that allow for career development or academic transfer. Career development programs allow students to pursue an education in a high demand field with the purpose of entering the workforce as a trained professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree upon completion. Academic transfer programs allows students to complete the first two years of a four year education at SSCC, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Snead State Community College is a public, two years,  open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that submits an application and pays all related fees. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if available and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need a determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,100
    • Out-of-State: $6,900-$8,280
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $230-$280 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$5,758
Receiving Student Loans24%$3,232
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Snead State Community College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Snead State Community College against community colleges in Alabama.

 Snead State Community CollegeMarshall CountyAlabama
Graduation Rate32.2%-17.9%
Transfer-out Rate18.1%-19.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Alabama
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

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