Community College of Beaver County

Tel: (724)480-2222
2,354 students
Public institution
For over 30 years, CCBC has proudly upheld its mission to provide accessible, affordable, high quality education and training to the citizens of Beaver County and surrounding areas.
School Highlights:
Community College of Beaver County serves 2,354 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Community College of Beaver County is the only community colleges within Beaver County, PA.
The nearest community college is Ohio Valley College of Technology (13.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Community College of Beaver 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 94 staff
59 staff
Community College of Beaver County Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,354 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,354 students
1,266 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,025 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,329 students
1,017 students
Community College of Beaver County Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Community College of Beaver County Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Community College of Beaver County Black (2006-2013)
% White
82%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Community College of Beaver County More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Community College of Beaver County Unknown (2006-2013)
Community College of Beaver County 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. 0.17 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,430 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,480 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,430 $5,742
Community College of Beaver County In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,480 $10,260
Community College of Beaver County Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1966 at Freedom PA. The College leased floors of the Freedom National Bank and 17 vacant storefronts for classrooms and offices. In 1971, CCBC moved its headquarters to Center Township. The Allied Health Building was added in 1973 and the Dome, a geodesic recreational facility was completed in 1976. In 1990, the Aviation Sciences Center was added. Construction on the Library Resource Center was completed in January 1997. The Beaver Technology Education Center (BTEC), located at the Aviation Sciences Center, opened its doors during the summer of 2001. The college is located at Monaca, Pennsylvania, in rural Center Township, Beaver County. The campus has nine buildings, including an athletic field are situated on 100 acres of land admist a blend of modern architecture and inviting green space. Other locations include the Aviation Sciences Center in Chippewa Township and BTEC, located at the Aviation Sciences Center. The Prevention Project is located at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit in Center Township. We offer associate degrees designed to satisfy the requirements for the first two years of a bachelor's degree for students interested in transfer. We also offer associate degrees and certificates through a variety of occupational programs for students wanting to proceed directly into the world of work.we provide developmental education courses designed to assist students in enhancing their skills in communications and math. We also provide job skills training through a broad array of non-credit classes offered by the Division of Continuing Education. CCBC provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services-including university transfer, technical and continuing education programs-that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in our community. College offers approximately 500 credit courses in more than 38 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula. Approximately 103 off-campus credit and non-credit courses are available at various locations near home, at work sites, and on the Internet. The college is accreditated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; CCBC is also certified and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,138 per year for in-state students and $13,089 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,282 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.