Located in Decatur, Alabama, a thriving community in north Alabama's high technology corridor, Calhoun Community College exemplifies the two-year college mission of commitment to excellence in teaching and service.
The largest of the 27 two-year institutions comprising The Alabama College System , Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area.
Offering 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs, Calhoun serves just over 9,000 students at its 110-acre Decatur campus; its Huntsville/Cummings Research Park site; at Redstone Arsenal, a local military installation; and at the Limestone Correctional Facility (click here to see campus maps ). The college's faculty and staff are well qualified and remain current in their areas of expertise. Of Calhoun's 302 full-time employees, 133 serve on the college faculty. Over 80 percent of the full-time faculty possess at least a master's degree, and approximately 15 percent hold the doctorate.
For over 50 years, Calhoun has been an active member of North Alabama. Graduates of the college permeate the community, and many of them have gone on to complete baccalaureate degrees at other institutions in the area, or have entered the work force after successfully completing programs of study and training.
Calhoun successfully continues to meet the educational and training demands of a unique and highly diverse population. The college also is committed to providing training and education for area business and industry through our Business and Industry Services division. Through these services, customized training programs have been developed for such companies as Adtran, Boeing, Delphi/Saginaw, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
As an institution on the cutting edge of providing excellence in teaching and service, Calhoun has enjoyed local, state, regional, and national distinction. Since 1989, the college has experienced national attention through having five of its students named as the top community college student in the nation.
Calhoun Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. In 2002 , the College was granted re-affirmation of its accreditation by SACS