Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895
Tel: (412)323-2323
  • 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 17,153 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Community College of Allegheny County is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Bidwell Training Center Inc (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 593 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Community College of Allegheny County(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty593 staff25 staff
Community College of Allegheny County Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 17,153 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment17,153 students571 students
Community College of Allegheny County Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:126:1
Community College of Allegheny County Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,012 students354 students
Community College of Allegheny County Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students11,141 students217 students
Community College of Allegheny County Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Community College of Allegheny County Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Community College of Allegheny County Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Community College of Allegheny County Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
14%
Community College of Allegheny County Black (2007-2016)
% White
70%
63%
Community College of Allegheny County White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Community College of Allegheny County More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
12%
10%
Community College of Allegheny County Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.480.57
Community College of Allegheny County Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
54%
Community College of Allegheny County Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,500$34,800
Community College of Allegheny County Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,216 is less than the state average of $10,656. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,358 is less than the state average of $14,063. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,216$10,656
Community College of Allegheny County In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,358$14,063
Community College of Allegheny County Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%94%
Community College of Allegheny County % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,850$13,000
Community College of Allegheny County Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,630$6,246
Community College of Allegheny County Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bidwell Training Center Inc
    Private, non-profit
    169 students | 0.90 Mi1815 Metropolitan St
    Pittsburgh PA  15233
    (412)323-4000
    0.90169
  • Triangle Tech Inc
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 0.90 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15214
    4123591000
    0.90n/a
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
    Private, for profit
    226 students | 0.90 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15214
    (412)359-1000
    0.90226
  • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh
    Private, for profit
    526 students | 1.00 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412)261-4520
    1.00526
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private, for profit
    372 students | 1.10 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412)391-7021
    1.10372
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Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.