Central Alabama Community College

Tel: (256)234-6346
1,907 students
Public institution
Central Alabama Community College is a publicly supported institution in the Alabama Community College System and is under the direction and control of the Alabama State Board of Education. The College strives to meet the needs of students at an affordable price in an easily accessible setting. The College can and will meet the general academic, career, technical, senior college transfer, adult education, skills training, and training for industry/business needs of its communities. Central Alabama Community College is a multi-campus community college providing quality, customer-driven educational opportunities to enhance the lives of those we serve.
School Highlights
Central Alabama Community College serves 1,907 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Central Alabama Community College is the only community colleges within Tallapoosa County, AL.
The nearest community college is Southern Union State Community College (25.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 91 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College Central Alabama 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 91 staff
61 staff
Central Alabama Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,907 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,907 students 1,315 students
Central Alabama Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
22:1
Central Alabama Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,101 students
815 students
Central Alabama Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 806 students
1,061 students
Central Alabama Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Alabama Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
20%
Central Alabama Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
28%
15%
Central Alabama Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
49%
Central Alabama Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Central Alabama Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Central Alabama 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. 0.45 0.70
Central Alabama Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 55% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,500 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $5,590
Central Alabama Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,500 $10,086
Central Alabama Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
89%
Central Alabama Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Alabama Community College provides the residents of central Alabama with continuing opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills through programs that are affordable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of community, business, industry, and government.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,092 per year for in-state students and $7,883 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,902 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Virginia College-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.