Community College of Allegheny County

Tel: (412)323-2323
18,202 students
Public institution
The mission of the Community College of Allegheny County is to make quality education affordable and accessible to the community, to provide leadership in workforce training, and support the economic development of the region.
School Highlights:
Community College of Allegheny County serves 18,202 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Community College of Allegheny County is one of 21 community colleges within Allegheny County County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 634 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Community College of Allegheny County 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 634 staff
60 staff
Community College of Allegheny County Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,202 students
1,269 students
Community College of Allegheny County Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Community College of Allegheny County student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
6,330 students
810 students
Community College of Allegheny County Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,872 students
1,017 students
Community College of Allegheny County Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Community College of Allegheny County sch enrollment Community College of Allegheny County sta enrollment
% Asian
2%
2%
Community College of Allegheny County Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Community College of Allegheny County Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
12%
Community College of Allegheny County Black (2006-2013)
% White
62%
57%
Community College of Allegheny County White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Community College of Allegheny County More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
15%
3%
Community College of Allegheny County Unknown (2006-2013)
Community College of Allegheny County sch ethnicity Community College of Allegheny County sta ethnicity
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. 0.33 0.53
Community College of Allegheny County Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,792 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,784 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,792 $5,740
Community College of Allegheny County In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,784 $10,252
Community College of Allegheny County Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Community College of Allegheny County % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

CCAC is the second largest community college in Pennsylvania and one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the United States. CCAC is committed to providing the citizens of Allegheny County and western Pennsylvania with the education and programs needed for the jobs of the future. Thanks to outstanding college leaders, remarkable faculty, and a devoted staff, the college can continue to bring the area quality, affordable, accessible education. CCAC opened in September 1966, assisted by two campus- the urban site on Pittsburgh's North Side, and a suburban location at Boyce Campus in Monroeville. South Campus was established in 1967, with evening classes first held at West Mifflin-South High School. The following year, the campus was moved to McKeesport until its present complex was completed in West Mifflin in 1973. North Campus – first housed in leased facilities in 1972 and moved to its permanent location in McCandless in 1990 – was developed to meet the needs of northern Allegheny County residents. To accommodate the college's rapid growth, various changes and expansions occurred at the campuses. Nine college centers were created as satellite centers for the four main campuses. The Braddock and Turtle Creek centers were combined in 2003 as the Braddock Hills center. In 2001, the college opened a center in Washington, Pennsylvania to provide convenient access to community college classes for the residents of that county. Additionally, CCAC has offered classes throughout the years at hundreds of school district, community, and workplace settings. CCAC's academic programs lead to an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science degree, and/or certificate. CCAC trains students for employment, transfer to four-year institutions, or both. The college also offers noncredit continuing education programs to enrich individuals' personal and professional lives. The college offers small classes and quality instruction in 170 academic programs in Business, Health, Social Services, Applied Arts Technologies, Applied Service and Trade Technologies, Engineering and Science Technologies. The college also offers career counseling, job placement services, academic tutoring, and supportive services for students with disabilities. For convenience, there are choices of day, evening and weekend classes.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pittsburgh Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
    Private for-profit
    1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (4.1)235-9100
    0.9  Mi  |  241  students
  • Pittsburgh Bidwell Training Center Inc
    Private not-for-profit
    1815 Metropolitan St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412)323-4000
    0.9  Mi  |  159  students
  • Pittsburgh Everest Institute-Pittsburgh
    Private for-profit
    100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)261-4520
    1  Mi  |  570  students
  • Pittsburgh Vet Tech Institute
    Private for-profit
    125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)391-7021
    1.1  Mi  |  385  students
  • Pittsburgh Academy of Court Reporting and Technology
    Public
    235 4th Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412)535-0560
    1.2  Mi  |  78  students
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For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,768 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Pittsburgh 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Academy of Court Reporting and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.