Historically Black Alabama State University in Montgomery has signed an agreement with Gadsden State Community College in Alabama that will provide a pathway for qualified Gadsden State students to study and earn undergraduate degrees from Alabama State.
Gadsden State Community College enrolls more than 4,700 students according to the most recent data provided to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 18 percent of the student body.
Quinton T. Ross Jr., president of Alabama State University stated that “we are excited about our memorandum of understanding between Alabama State University and Gadsden State Community College that gives interested students at Gadsden State an opportunity to obtain a four-year degree from ASU. This is a great partnership between our two schools and it is all about student success.”
Gadsden State President Martha Lavender added that the agreement formalizes an educational path that benefits the students at the Gadsden-based two-year college, which also has campuses in Calhoun, Cleburne, and Cherokee counties. “This partnership offers a seamless manner that benefits our two schools and helps students achieve additional success and an even more competitive position in the job market, which is a positive aspect of this agreement.”