The Alabama Legislature approved the establishment of the state’s network of community, junior, and technical colleges in 1963. However, it was not until 1992 that Bevill State Community College was founded as a result of consolidations of two community colleges, and later mergers with two other educational institutions by 1998.
Today, Bevill State Community College enrolls approximately 3,200 students and maintains four main campuses, along with an instructional site and an online branch. Campus locations include:
- Fayette Campus
- Hamilton Campus
- Jasper Campus
- Sumiton Campus
- Pickens County Educational Center.
Bevill State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate’s degrees. Additionally, select fields of study also retain programmatic accreditation and/or approvals, including:
- Associate’s degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing programs by the Alabama Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
- EMT-Paramedic program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Surgical Technology Program by the Accrediting Review Committee on Education and Surgical Technology
- Cosmetology program, licensed by the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology
- Auto Body Refinishing Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education
- Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation.
Bevill State Community College awards Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, in addition to technical, non-degree certificate programs. Students can pursue multiple academic degree options ranging from fields in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education to degrees in Forestry and Biological Sciences.
In addition, students can complete pre-professional programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary, and Pharmacy studies. Health Science programs include Nursing and Emergency Medical Paramedic degrees, along with certificates in topics such as Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology. Students can also enroll in a number of non-credit Health Science programs, including the Healthcare Office Technician and Phlebotomy programs. Furthermore, students can pursue an array of Career Technical programs extending from Truck Driver Training and Welding Technology to Graphic Communications and Renewable Energy certifications.
For students enrolled in transfer programs, the state of Alabama sponsors STARS - the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System. STARS is a web-supported database that advises transfer students in order to provide a seamless transfer to an Alabama four-year institution, with few or no loss of credit hours.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Bevill State is 16:1.
For added convenience and flexibility, Bevill State Community College also supports distance learning programs. Students can participate in remote learning via the Interactive Inter-campus Television System, online programs and courses, and through hybrid courses that blend on-campus instruction with online coursework. Online degree programs include:
- Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts, transfer program focusing on studies in language, literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, science, and fine arts
- Associate in Science in Pre-Business Administration, transfer degree
- Associate in Applied Science in Business Office Management & Technology, concentrations in Accounting, Legal Administrative Assistant, Business Office Management, and Medical Administrative Assistant.
Tuition is per credit hour and based on state residency. For example, an in-state student enrolled in 15 credit hours of study pays a total of $2,085 in tuition and fees, while an out-of-state student is charged $3,720 per 15 credits.
Bevill State acknowledges select non-traditional college credit and prior learning experience including Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Subject Proficiency Examinations, Articulated Credit Program, along with prior military experience and other possible workforce trainings.
Financial assistance is available to eligible students, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Veterans’ Administration Benefits, Workforce Investment Act benefits, and institutional scholarships. Students may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation, the Staff Financial Assistance Program, and compensation due to the Trade Readjustment Act.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,743
Be the first to write a review. Click the link below.