Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CCAC At a Glance 2013–2014

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.
Mission Statement
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.
Annual Enrollment
  • 30,601 credit; 24,542 non-credit
  • 54,116 total unduplicated headcount
Since 2000, CCAC has served 463,749 students, of whom 348,251 were Allegheny County residents—one in three county residents 18 years & older.
Awards Conferred
  • 1,886 associate's degrees
  • 769 certificates & diplomas
Student Profile
  • 59% women; 41% men
  • 63% part-time students; 37% full-time students
  • Average student age: 27 years
  • 27% ethnic minorities
  • 63% day; 20% evening; 3% weekend; 14% online
  • 58% enrolled in career programs; 42% in transfer programs
CCAC has more than 275 full-time professors & instructors.

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Tuition (effective Second Summer 2014)
Allegheny County residents: $104.75 per credit; residents of other Pennsylvania counties: $209.50 per credit
Exceptional Value
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
Academic Programs
More than 152 programs (as of fall 2014) in six program categories:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Educational, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Trades
The college also offers an Honors Program & cooperative programs in partnership with other institutions.
Transfer Opportunities & Partnerships
  • CCAC students transferred to 539 colleges & universities
  • Service provided to 58 school districts
  • Articulation agreements facilitated easy credit transfers in 87 programs with 30 colleges & universities4
Workforce Training
  • 493 customized courses provided training to 3,627 workers & 31 regional employers
  • 10,378 emergency responders trained
  • Training offered to 7,686 seniors & special-needs populations
  • Center for Professional Development enrollments: 5,430
  • Community Education enrollments: 7,791
  • Non-credit courses: 5,826; non-credit registrations: 41,680

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Public & Private Funds 2012–2013 (does not include financial aid)
  • Federal Grants (Public): $7,068,990
  • State Grants (Public): $2,068,715
  • Local Grants (Public): $1,791,148
  • Third Party Contracts (Public): $4,170,423
  • Contracts (Public): $1,122,022
  • Educational Foundation (Private): $2,634,230
  • Total public funds secured: $16,221,298
  • Total private funds secured: $2,634,230
  • Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2012–2013: $18,855,528


 At A Glance Public  Private Funds Pie chart only


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 Sports
Intercollegiate National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men's & women's sports teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, golf, hockey, softball & volleyball.

Extracurricular Life
More than 100 clubs & organizations, including five honor societies

Special Services
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). 

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Online Community Connections
  • CCAC Website:
  • Website visitors: 1,342,408
  • Website visits: 3,995,127
  • Page views: 11,596,333
  • CCAC AlumNet News online subscribers: 25,705
CCAC Social Media
  • Facebook friends: 5,250
  • Linked In Connections: 1,420
  • Facebook alumni friends: 4,327
  • Alumni connections on LinkedIn: 960
  • Four campuses:
    • Allegheny Campus, North Shore
    • North Campus, McCandless
    • Boyce Campus, Monroeville
    • South Campus, West Mifflin
  • Four college centers:
    • Braddock Hills
    • Homewood-Brushton
    • Washington County
    • West Hills
  • Online learning:
    • Hundreds of online courses
    • Six degrees & six certificates available entirely online
    • 29 degrees & 15 certificates available mostly online

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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

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

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.

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2013
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.

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