ABOUT

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About Bevill State

Bevill State Community College provides an ideal environment for learning and professional development. As a public, two-year, "open door" institution, Bevill State Community College is committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in West Central Alabama and beyond. As a member of the Alabama State system of community, junior, and technical colleges, Bevill State seeks to enhance intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development through a variety of means, by providing:

  • Quality education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills education, occupational, career technical, and pre-baccalaureate programs;
  • Support for economic development through services to business and industry, both public and private.
  • A variety of services and cultural activities that improve the quality of life in our communities.

Facts at a Glance

President
Larry A. Ferguson, Ph.D.

College Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Recent Enrollment
(Summer 2016)

  • Sumiton: 563
  • Jasper: 336
  • Hamilton: 401
  • Fayette/Pickens: 351
  • Online: 679
  • Total: 2,330

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 68.7%

History

Bevill State Community College is a part of the State system of community, junior, and technical colleges authorized by the Alabama Legislature under Act No. 93, approved May 3, 1963. At the same time, Act No. 94 vested the authority and responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the state two-year colleges with the State Board of Education.

Bevill State Community College was created in 1992, by the consolidation of two premier two-year colleges which were a part of the original legislation: Walker State Technical College, formerly a vocational/technical institution which opened in 1966, and Brewer State Junior College, a two-year academic transfer institution, created in 1969. The Hamilton Campus of Northwest Alabama Community College, primarily a vocational/technical campus which was created in 1966,merged with Bevill State Community College in 1993 as one of its main campuses. UAB/Walker College, established in 1938 as an academic transfer college, completed the Bevill State four-campus college in 1998.

The four main campuses, and one instructional site, offer university parallel and applied technology educational opportunities to over one-quarter million people in a seven county area. Bevill State's service area spans over 4,600 square miles, from the Birmingham city limits to the Mississippi state line.