• 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.

School Highlights

Community College of Allegheny County serves 13,217 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is same as the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,217 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,216
  • Out-state tuition: $10,358
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Community College of Allegheny County ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,152 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Community College of Allegheny County
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
1,152 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Allegheny County has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Community College of Allegheny County diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,217 students
447 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,317 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,900 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
104 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,317 students
292 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,900 students
229 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
13%
12%
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% White
67%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
12%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Community College of Allegheny County.
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
16%
59%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,500
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,216 is less than the state average of $9,730. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,358 is less than the state average of $13,992. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,216
$9,730
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,358
$13,992
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Community College of Allegheny County and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Community College of Allegheny County and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Community College of Allegheny County and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,111
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Community College of Allegheny County and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
85%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Community College of Allegheny County cost?

Community College of Allegheny County's tuition is approximately $7,216 for In-State students and $10,358 for Out-State students.

What is Community College of Allegheny County's ranking?

Community College of Allegheny County ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,217 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,216
  • Out-state tuition: $10,358
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Allegheny County, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,074 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Allegheny County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Allegheny County, PA is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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