Higher Education


Higher Education Consortium was established in 2003 at McClellan. Two state schools are housed here: Jacksonville State University (JSU) – JSU McClellan Center and Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) – McClellan Campus.

GSCC was formerly in the Anniston Center on Noble Street. They will house the traditional college students. Their EMS and 911 programs, in addition to the core classes, e.g. English and math are housed here in the other half of building 3181.

JSU Main Campus

Cradled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama, truly our Jacksonville State University is a place like no other. Our roots go deep into the red clay that provides the foundation for our picturesque campus, yet our vision for continued success is future-driven as we strive to offer the newest technologies and teaching methods that will prepare our students for unbridled success and opportunities for lifelong learning. 

JSU’s Continuing Education, Institute of Emergency Preparedness, In-Service and the Northeast Alabama Police Academy have called JSU McClellan Center home since 2005. It is also home to the Archaeological Resource Laboratory and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences lab.