Anne Arundel Community College

  • 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 15,274 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is same as the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Anne Arundel Community College is the only community colleges within Anne Arundel County, MD.
  • The nearest community college to Anne Arundel Community College is TESST College of Technology-Baltimore (16.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Anne Arundel Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 601 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Anne Arundel Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty601 staff164 staff
Anne Arundel Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Anne Arundel Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Anne Arundel Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment15,274 students4,515 students
Anne Arundel Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:125:1
Anne Arundel Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,442 students1,174 students
Anne Arundel Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students10,832 students3,341 students
Anne Arundel Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Anne Arundel Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.65
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,700$37,700

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,170 is less than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,700 is more than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,170$7,453
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,700$9,350
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid45%75%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$10,500$9,600
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,453 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.