• 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 1,436 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 29%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,970
  • Out-state tuition: $5,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 5%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Alpena Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Alpena Community College
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
133 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Alpena Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Alpena Community College diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,436 students
2,703 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
537 students
1,079 students
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# Part-Time Students
899 students
1,704 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
963 students
298 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
537 students
1,079 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
899 students
1,615 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
64 students
178 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
n/a
12%
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% White
95%
71%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.10
0.47
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
35%
14%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.09%
3.79%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,300
$30,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,970 is more than the state average of $4,928. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,970 is less than the state average of $6,848. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,970
$4,928
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,970
$6,848
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,793
$11,704
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
99%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Alpena Community College cost?

Alpena Community College's tuition is approximately $5,970 for In-State students and $5,970 for Out-State students.

What is Alpena Community College's ranking?

Alpena Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Michigan for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,970
  • Out-state tuition: $5,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 5%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,928 per year for in-state students and $6,848 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 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.47, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Schoolcraft College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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