• With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College strives to embody the basic convictions of the American democratic ideal: that individuals be given full opportunity to discover and develop their talents, energy and interests, to pursue their unique potentials and to achieve an intellectually, culturally and economically satisfying relationship with society. Such opportunity should be easily available and readily accessible to all Anne Arundel County residents.

School Highlights

Anne Arundel Community College serves 11,948 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,170
  • Out-state tuition: $11,700
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Anne Arundel Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,211 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
Anne Arundel Community College
(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,211 staff
378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Anne Arundel Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Anne Arundel Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,948 students
3,420 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,188 students
1,180 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,760 students
2,240 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
738 students
249 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,188 students
1,009 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,760 students
3,001 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
232 students
% Asian
4%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
11%
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% Black
15%
26%
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% White
60%
44%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
6%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,700
$36,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,170 is less than the state average of $7,307. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,700 is more than the state average of $9,316. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,170
$7,307
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,700
$9,316
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
50%
73%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Anne Arundel Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,575
$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Established in 1961, AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. Students enrolling in associate degree transfer or career programs, certificate career programs or participating in continuing education offerings can be assured that the college, as an accredited, public, comprehensive, open-admission institution of higher learning with affordable tuition, is, within the limits of its resources. The college is vigorously committed to fostering excellence of teaching and learning for students, faculty and staff; Offering credit programs and continuing education courses in a variety of formats responsive to a multiplicity of community needs; providing for learners at various preparation points, from pre-college to postgraduate, a range of integrated credentialing opportunities; providing appropriate services in support of academic success and student development; affording Anne Arundel County residents an opportunity to pursue higher education and lifelong learning and promoting county and state economic development by providing a variety of educational services and training programs to business and industry in both the private and not-for-profit sectors and to national, state and local government agencies. You will find new associate degree programs in information systems security, early childhood education and secondary education in chemistry, mathematics and Spanish; certificate programs in EMT-intermediate, special education support, juvenile justice and women's studies; and letters of recognition in creative writing, honors seminar and women's studies. That's just a small part of the more than 720 courses we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Anne Arundel Community College cost?

Anne Arundel Community College's tuition is approximately $7,170 for In-State students and $11,700 for Out-State students.

What is Anne Arundel Community College's ranking?

Anne Arundel Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maryland for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,170
  • Out-state tuition: $11,700
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,307 per year for in-state students and $9,316 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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