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John C Calhoun State Community College

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John C Calhoun State Community College Overview

John C Calhoun State Community College is a public institution situated in Tanner, Alabama. Calhoun Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is John C Calhoun State Community College Known For?

2,199 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Calhoun Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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John C Calhoun State Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Calhoun Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#127 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Calhoun Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#78 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is John C Calhoun State Community College?

Location of John C Calhoun State Community College

Contact details for Calhoun Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, AL 35671
Phone: 256-306-2500

How Do I Get Into Calhoun Community College?

You can apply to Calhoun Community College online at:

Since John C Calhoun State Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford John C Calhoun State Community College?

27% Take Out Loans
16.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Calhoun Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,619 a year. That adds up to $18,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Calhoun Community College is 16.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

John C Calhoun State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,262 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,736 undergraduate students at Calhoun Community College, with 3,262 being full-time and 6,474 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Calhoun Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,262 full-time undergraduates at Calhoun Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Calhoun Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of John C Calhoun State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Calhoun Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 68
Black or African American 529
Hispanic or Latino 234
White 2,135
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 264

Over 22 countries are represented at Calhoun Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and South Korea.

Online Learning at John C Calhoun State Community College

1,933 Took All Classes Online
4,474 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,474 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Calhoun Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Calhoun Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at John C Calhoun State Community College was 3.6%. This is the #1,776 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Calhoun Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Calhoun Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 51%
Business, Management & Marketing 51%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4%
Liberal Arts General Studies 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Calhoun Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Calhoun Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #421
Liberal Arts General Studies #421

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

John C Calhoun State Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 695 0 695
Industrial Production Technology 389 130 0 519
Allied Health Professions 139 30 31 200
Business Administration & Management 161 20 0 181
Computer Information Systems 135 29 0 164
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 119 119
Nursing 0 95 0 95
Dental Support Services 0 19 18 37
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 33 0 0 33
Precision Metal Working 23 0 0 23
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 21 0 21
Carpentry 20 0 0 20
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 20 0 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 2 18 0 20
Human Development & Family Studies 11 8 0 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 10
Horticulture 9 0 0 9
Masonry 8 0 0 8
Music 0 6 0 6
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 950 1,081 168 2,199


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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