Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CCAC Leader College Status

ATD-LCMark-3272KSolidjpg-WebIt is an honor for CCAC to be recognized as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Leader College designation means that CCAC has committed to improving student success and equity and has demonstrated measurable gains on important student success metrics over a three-year period. Leader Colleges embody the ultimate goal of Achieving the Dream: lasting change that helps more students advance.
Read the announcement from Achieving the Dream.

View the ATD Fact Card.

CCAC has demonstrated commitment to the four principles of Achieving the Dream:

  • committed leadership;

  • use of evidence to improve programs and services;

  • broad engagement;

  • and systemic institutional improvement.





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CCAC has increased the percentage of students completing developmental reading coursework by the second year from 37.8% for the 2005 cohort to 46.7% for the 2009 cohort. CCAC has also increased the percentage of students completing all developmental coursework in two years from 27.3% in 2005 to 35.4% in 2009. These improvements are associated with a variety of ATD interventions including Early Intervention, elimination of "D" as a passing grade, and eliminating late registration. CCAC students continue to improve from the college’s commitment to use of evidence, broad engagement and systematic institutional improvement.