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.

School Highlights

Community College of Allegheny County serves 16,086 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Community College of Allegheny County ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 593 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Community College of Allegheny County(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty593 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Allegheny County has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Community College of Allegheny County diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,086 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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# Full-Time Students5,354 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students10,732 students210 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
16%
16%
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% White
59%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
15%
11%
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Diversity Score0.600.64
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College Completion Rate
14%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,500$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,216 is less than the state average of $9,886. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,358 is less than the state average of $14,398. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,216$9,886
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,358$14,398
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Community College of Allegheny County is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh (0.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 149 students | 0.80 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (412) 359-1000
    0.80149
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
    Private for-profit
    78 students | 0.80 Mi191 Performance Road
    Sunbury, PA 17801
    (570) 988-0700
    0.8078
  • Bidwell Training Center Inc
    Private not-for-profit
    115 students | 0.90 Mi1815 Metropolitan St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412) 323-4000
    0.90115
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private for-profit
    337 students | 1.10 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 391-7021
    1.10337
  • Pittsburgh Career Institute
    Private for-profit
    136 students | 1.30 Mi421 Seventh Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 281-2600
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