Central Alabama Community College

  • Central Alabama Community College is a publicly supported institution in the Alabama Community College System and is under the direction and control of the Alabama State Board of Education. The College strives to meet the needs of students at an affordable price in an easily accessible setting. The College can and will meet the general academic, career, technical, senior college transfer, adult education, skills training, and training for industry/business needs of its communities. Central Alabama Community College is a multi-campus community college providing quality, customer-driven educational opportunities to enhance the lives of those we serve.
School Highlights
  • Central Alabama Community College serves 1,726 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Central Alabama Community College is the only community colleges within Tallapoosa County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to Central Alabama Community College is Southern Union State Community College (25.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Central Alabama Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Central Alabama Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty82 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Central Alabama Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Central Alabama Community College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,726 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:128:1
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# Full-Time Students974 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students752 students752 students
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
21%
24%
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% White
77%
61%
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Diversity Score0.360.56
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College Completion Rate
14%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,491 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,576 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,491$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,576$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,127$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,113$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Alabama Community College provides the residents of central Alabama with continuing opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills through programs that are affordable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of community, business, industry, and government.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,889 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.