Central Alabama Community College

Tel: (256)234-6346
  • 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 is Southern Union State Community College (25.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Central Alabama Community College (AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 82 staff 72 staff
Central Alabama Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,726 has declined by 29% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,726 students 1,650 students
Central Alabama Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 28:1
Central Alabama Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 974 students 974 students
Central Alabama Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 752 students 676 students
Central Alabama Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Alabama Community College Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
2%
Central Alabama Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
21%
25%
Central Alabama Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
61%
Central Alabama Community College White (2007-2016)
Central Alabama Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.36 0.56
Central Alabama Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
14%
17%
Central Alabama Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,400 $29,700
Central Alabama Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Central Alabama Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,576 $8,152
Central Alabama Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 94%
Central Alabama Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $16,127 $11,500
Central Alabama Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,113 $6,002
Central Alabama Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $14,491 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.