- 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.
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)
Community College of Allegheny County ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
The teacher population of 1,152 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Community College of Allegheny County
(PA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
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 declined by 10% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
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
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
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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