Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

06/29/2012 -- CCAC trustees approve budget with no tuition increase

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees today approved a 2012–2013 operating budget of $108,975,444. The budget, which takes effect July 1, 2012, includes no increase in tuition or fees. Tuition for Allegheny County residents remains at $95.50 per credit or $1,432.50 per full-time semester (12 to 18 credits).

“This budget enables CCAC to increase support for classroom instruction and to stabilize our financial position while avoiding increased costs for our students,” said William R. Robinson, chair of the CCAC Board of Trustees.

The budget will add to funding for CCAC’s strategic priorities, especially student success initiatives that seek to improve student preparation, retention, progress and completion. A total of 18 full-time faculty hires are included in the budget.

Through the 2012–2013 budget, CCAC will also address deferred maintenance needs across the college and continue to innovate with programs that provide a skilled workforce for the region.

“We are grateful to Allegheny County Council for its steadfast support of CCAC and to our state legislators for their desire to restore funding for community colleges in this critical time,” said Alex Johnson, CCAC president. “It is primarily through these efforts, and CCAC’s own ongoing cost containment measures, that we are able to adopt a budget with no tuition increase for the coming year.”

In December, Allegheny County Council reversed a proposed cut to funding for CCAC. Although Governor Corbett’s initial state budget proposal would have reduced community college funding, current proposals in the legislature preserve funding at 2011–2012 levels.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.