Community College of Allegheny County
- The mission of the Community College of Allegheny County is to make quality education affordable and accessible to the community, to provide leadership in workforce training, and support the economic development of the region.
- The teacher population of 593 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Community College of Allegheny County||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||593 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||17,153 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||6,012 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||11,141 students||246 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,500||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- CCAC is the second largest community college in Pennsylvania and one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the United States. CCAC is committed to providing the citizens of Allegheny County and western Pennsylvania with the education and programs needed for the jobs of the future. Thanks to outstanding college leaders, remarkable faculty, and a devoted staff, the college can continue to bring the area quality, affordable, accessible education. CCAC opened in September 1966, assisted by two campus- the urban site on Pittsburgh's North Side, and a suburban location at Boyce Campus in Monroeville. South Campus was established in 1967, with evening classes first held at West Mifflin-South High School. The following year, the campus was moved to McKeesport until its present complex was completed in West Mifflin in 1973. North Campus – first housed in leased facilities in 1972 and moved to its permanent location in McCandless in 1990 – was developed to meet the needs of northern Allegheny County residents. To accommodate the college's rapid growth, various changes and expansions occurred at the campuses. Nine college centers were created as satellite centers for the four main campuses. The Braddock and Turtle Creek centers were combined in 2003 as the Braddock Hills center. In 2001, the college opened a center in Washington, Pennsylvania to provide convenient access to community college classes for the residents of that county. Additionally, CCAC has offered classes throughout the years at hundreds of school district, community, and workplace settings. CCAC's academic programs lead to an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science degree, and/or certificate. CCAC trains students for employment, transfer to four-year institutions, or both. The college also offers noncredit continuing education programs to enrich individuals' personal and professional lives. The college offers small classes and quality instruction in 170 academic programs in Business, Health, Social Services, Applied Arts Technologies, Applied Service and Trade Technologies, Engineering and Science Technologies. The college also offers career counseling, job placement services, academic tutoring, and supportive services for students with disabilities. For convenience, there are choices of day, evening and weekend classes.
- The nearest community college to Community College of Allegheny County is Bidwell Training Center Inc (0.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 169 students | 0.90 Mi1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh,  PA  15233
- n/a students | 0.90 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  15214
- 226 students | 0.90 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  15214
- 526 students | 1.00 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh,  PA  15222
- 372 students | 1.10 Mi125 Seventh St
Pittsburgh,  PA  15222
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.