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 1,636 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Alpena Community College is the only community colleges within Alpena County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Alpena Community College is Kirtland Community College (62.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Alpena Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty84 staff100 staff
Alpena Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Alpena Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Alpena Community College diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,636 students3,505 students
Alpena Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
Alpena Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students812 students1,591 students
Alpena Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students824 students1,914 students
Alpena Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Alpena Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Alpena Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Alpena Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Alpena Community College Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
Alpena Community College Black (2008-2013)
% White
Alpena Community College White (2007-2016)
Alpena Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.50
Alpena Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Alpena Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,300$30,600
Alpena Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,970 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,970 is less than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,970$5,223
Alpena Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,970$7,110
Alpena Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%89%
Alpena Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,475$12,011
Alpena Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
Alpena Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.