• 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 1,799 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,799 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,491
  • Out-state tuition: $6,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Central Alabama Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Central Alabama Community College
(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
158 staff
153 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 11:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Central Alabama Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,799 students
1,944 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
724 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,075 students
1,075 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Central Alabama Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
168 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
20%
26%
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% White
74%
58%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Central Alabama Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.41
0.59
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College Completion Rate
28%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Central Alabama Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,400
$29,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Central Alabama Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,491 is less than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,576 is less than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,491
$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,576
$7,206
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Central Alabama Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Central Alabama Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,500
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Central Alabama Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,027
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Central Alabama Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
78%
SAT Reading
n/a
530
SAT Math
n/a
545
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
22
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,799 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,491
  • Out-state tuition: $6,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,077 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,921 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Alabama is J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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