Alpena Community College

  • 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 1,487 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 33%.

Top Rankings

Alpena Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Alpena Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty133 staff224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Alpena Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Alpena Community College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,487 students3,456 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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# Full-Time Students679 students1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students808 students2,131 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
64 students186 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
1%
14%
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% White
92%
67%
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% Unknown races
2%
7%
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Diversity Score0.150.52
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College Completion Rate
35%
14%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,300$30,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,970 is more than the state average of $4,914. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,970 is less than the state average of $6,836. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,970$4,914
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,970$6,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,987$11,637
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Alpena Community College is Kirtland Community College (53.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,347 students | 53.70 Mi4800 W 4 Mile Road
    Grayling, MI 49738
    (989) 275-5000
    53.701,347
  • 2,169 students | 75.80 Mi1515 Howard St
    Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 348-6600
    75.802,169
  • 3,726 students | 101.00 Mi1375 S Clare Ave
    Harrison, MI 48625
    (989) 386-6622
    101.003,726
  • 3,579 students | 106.70 Mi1701 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 995-1000
    106.703,579
  • 7,819 students | 108.70 Mi1961 Delta Road
    University Center, MI 48710
    (989) 686-9000
    108.707,819
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,914 per year for in-state students and $6,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,103 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Finlandia University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.