Alpena Community College

Tel: (989)356-9021
1,710 students
Public institution
Alpena Community College (ACC) offers educational programs, technical training, and cultural opportunities to all of Northeast Michigan. Its student population ' numbering 2,165 in the official 2003 spring semester ' is marked by diverse ages, backgrounds, and goals. Small classes and the opportunity for individual attention enhance the quality instruction delivered at Alpena Community College and benefit both the traditional and non-traditional student.
School Highlights:
Alpena Community College serves 1,710 students (52.28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Alpena Community College is the only community colleges within Alpena County, MI.
The nearest community college is Kirtland Community College (62.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 88 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
College Alpena Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 88 staff
61 staff
Alpena Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,710 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,710 students 1,296 students
Alpena Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
Alpena Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 894 students
810 students
Alpena Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 816 students
1,036 students
Alpena Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Alpena Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Alpena Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Alpena Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Alpena Community College Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Alpena Community College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Alpena Community College White (2006-2013)
Alpena Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.08 0.53
Alpena Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,790 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,790 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,790 $5,694
Alpena Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,790 $10,252
Alpena Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Alpena Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1952, Alpena Community College offered classes at Alpena High School (then on Second Avenue) until the current campus was established in 1957. We were part of the Alpena K-14 public school system until 1979, when district voters decided the college should be independent and governed by its own Board of Trustees. ACC offers two-year degrees, one-year certificates, customized training and cultural opportunities to all of Northeast Michigan. Each semester, we attract more than 2,000 credit students of diverse ages and backgrounds. About two-thirds of our students live in the Alpena area, while the remaining one-third or so come from neighboring Alcona, Iosco, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. In addition, the national reputation of some of our programs attract students from elsewhere in Michigan and throughout the United States. There are a variety of social, academic, athletic, cultural and service opportunities available to students at Alpena Community College. Involvement in activities beyond the classroom help you meet new people, broaden your interests and have fun, - important aspects of the collegiate experience. The Alpena Community College main campus is situated on 700 acres in Alpena, Michigan, just a short distance from Lake Huron. Our Huron Shores Campus in Oscoda serves residents in and around Iosco County. In addition, we offer selected classes in Rogers City, Whittemore and Tawas City. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Michigan is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.