74% of CCAC students selected CCAC as their college of first choice1.
CCAC offers an average class size of 18 students.
45% of students could not have continued their education without CCAC2.
(See 2013-2014 CCAC At A Glance in printable form (PDF))
|CCAC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.|
|To provide affordable access to quality education & offer a dynamic, diverse & supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional & personal success in our changing global society.|
|Since 2000, CCAC has served 463,749 students, of whom 348,251 were Allegheny County residents—one in three county residents 18 years & older.|
|CCAC has more than 275 full-time professors & instructors.|
|Tuition (effective Second Summer 2014)|
|Allegheny County residents: $104.75 per credit; residents of other Pennsylvania counties: $209.50 per credit|
|CCAC students save $23,000 over public & $45,000 over private colleges & universities by spending their first two years at CCAC3.|
|Degrees & Certificates|
|Associate of Arts, Associate of Science & Associate of Applied Science; certificates & diplomas|
More than 152 programs (as of fall 2014) in six program categories:
|The college also offers an Honors Program & cooperative programs in partnership with other institutions.|
|Transfer Opportunities & Partnerships|
|Public & Private Funds 2012–2013 (does not include financial aid)|
|95% of graduates live & work in the region2.|
|Imagine & Achieve: The Campaign for the Community College of Allegheny County|
|Launched in 2009, CCAC’s comprehensive campaign surpassed its initial goal of $30 million well ahead of schedule. By the end of 2013, the total amount raised was $41,666,035 ($23,866,669 in public competitive funds & $17,799,366 in private funds), making it the most successful fundraising campaign in the college’s history. It is also the largest amount ever raised for a community college in the United States.|
|$58.5 million in financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships & work-study jobs|
Intercollegiate National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men's & women's sports teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, golf, hockey, softball & volleyball.
More than 100 clubs & organizations, including five honor societies
Child care & many free services including career planning, financial aid, job placement assistance, libraries, personal or career counseling, supportive services for individuals with disabilities, transfer assistance, tutoring & veteran's services.
21.9% of all college-purchased goods & services were through certified Minority, Women or Disadvantaged Businesses (MWDBEs).
|Online Community Connections|
|CCAC Social Media|
The college is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees nominated by the Allegheny County Executive & confirmed Allegheny County Council.
CCAC returns $6.67 for every dollar Allegheny County invests in the college4.
The Community College of Allegheny County and its Board of Trustees are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment for all. CCAC does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, use of a guide or support animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status or age. Creating, supporting and sustaining a diverse community will prepare our students to be effective in the world outside of CCAC. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any employee, student, guest or third-party vendor who wishes to report discrimination or harassment based on any of the aforementioned protected classes should contact
Sumana Misra-Zets, Director of College & Community Diversity Initiatives, Title IX & ADA/504 Coordinator.
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The college also prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this policy, makes a claim of discrimination or harassment, provides investigation of a potential violation of this policy or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law.
Individuals with disabilities who are requesting accommodations should contact the Supportive Services for Students with Disabilities office at the campus that they will be attending. This publication is available in alternate formats. Questions may be addressed to the ADA/504 Coordinator (see contact information above).
All statistics reference fiscal year 2013, with select data updated as of 9.30.2013.
1 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2013
2 Graduate Surveying Project, 2013
3 Calculated from in-district tuition and fees for attending full-time for one year. Compared with regional colleges and universities, 2012–13 academic year.
As of spring 2013 term.
4 As of fall 2013 term
5 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2012.