Local Spotlight: Wallace Community College

Wallace Community College

Many of us have had extra time recently to consider how we want to live our lives. Whether that means moving, learning a new skill, or even starting a different career, the idea of change can be exciting—and overwhelming. If you’re considering earning a degree or attending classes in Dothan, Wallace Community College is here for you. Let’s learn more about this amazing local university!

About Wallace Community College

Wallace Community College was founded back in 1947. At that time, it was called “George C. Wallace State Community College” after four-term state Gov. George Wallace. It’s also a huge deal! At the time it was established, it earned its stripes as the inaugural comprehensive community college in all of southeast Alabama.

Over the years, it has continued to grow, sprawling across three separate campuses. Today, the college has approximately 4,000 students.


Your future is bright—and Wallace Community College is here to help you reach your dream career. Here are just a few of the marvelous majors and minors in which you can earn a degree:

  • Ceramics;
  • Anthropology;
  • Sociology;
  • Graphic design;
  • Computer information science;
  • Biology;
  • Art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Music theory;
  • Economics;
  • Speech;
  • Chemistry;
  • And many more.

See the full list of Wallace Community College programs here.


You have the ability to take charge of your future and go after your dreams! After all, if you live in Dothan, Alabama, Wallace Community College is practically in your backyard. The next semester is on the horizon—and you can always apply online too! Who knows—in a few months, you could be a student!

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