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CCAC At a Glance

Students walking on Campus

CCAC at a Glance

74% of CCAC students selected CCAC as their college of first choice1.

CCAC offers an average class size of 15 students.

91% of students would recommend CCAC to a friend or family member1.

Mission

The Community College of Allegheny County prepares individuals to succeed in a complex global society by providing affordable access to high quality career and transfer education delivered in a diverse, caring, and innovative learning environment.

Accreditation

The Community College of Allegheny County is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Annual Enrollment

26,177 credit; 18,275 noncredit

43,697 total unduplicated headcount

Since 2000, CCAC has served 560,992 students, of whom 443,659 were Allegheny County residents one in three county residents 18 years and older.
 

Awards Conferred

1,875 associate degrees
544 certificates & diplomas
 

CCAC Student Profile

55% women; 45% men
61% day; 15% evening; 3% weekend; 21% online
64% part-time; 36% full-time
43% enrolled in career programs; 57% in transfer programs

Average student age: 27
27% ethnic minorities

International students: 140 students representing 39 countries

CCAC students have access to 235 full-time teaching faculty.
 

Degrees & Certificates

CCAC grants Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, certificates and diplomas.

CCAC offers hundreds of online courses, with 16 degrees & 13 certificates and one diploma available entirely online and 26 degrees & 12 certificates available mostly online.

Academic Programs

CCAC offers nearly 160 programs of study across six diverse career paths:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Skilled Trades

The college also offers an Honors Program and cooperative programs in partnership with other institutions.

Transfer Opportunities & Partnerships

CCAC students have transferred to more than 500 different colleges and universities to continue their education.

CCAC has program-to-program articulation agreements with the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has specific articulation agreements with 34 additional colleges and universities that allow CCAC graduates to seamlessly transfer as juniors into nearly 170 programs.

CCAC provided service to 119 high schools in Allegheny & Washington counties.

Workforce Training

CCAC provided 2,932 customized courses to 10,168 workers and 180 regional employers.

CCAC provided training to 5,640 seniors and individuals with special needs.

CCAC offered more than 1,280 specialized community education courses and facilitated more than 10,000 registrations.

CCAC registered 7,764 students in 354 public safety courses.

Public & Private Funds
(does not include financial aid)

  • Public: Federal Grants $9,560,380
  • Private: Educational Foundation $3,107,985
  • Public: Third Party Credit & Noncredit $5,669,349
  • Private: Contracts $48,341
  • Public: County Contracts $483,642
  • Public: State Grants $308,397
  • Total public funds secured: $16,021,768
  • Total private funds secured: $3,156,326
  • Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2017 2018: $19,178,094

CCAC students received $52.5 million in financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment.  94% of graduates live and work in the region2.

Athletics & Sports

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) intercollegiate sports teams include men s and women s basketball, bowling, cross-country and golf, men s baseball, and women s softball and volleyball. CCAC offers men s ice hockey as part of the College Hockey East (CHE) and American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). In addition, a variety of intramural sports for both men and women are offered at each campus.
 

Student Life

CCAC offers more than 60 clubs and organizations, including four honor societies.
 

Services

Services include academic advising, financial aid assistance, career counseling, job placement support, campus libraries, personal and academic counseling, student success coaches, transfer counseling, tutoring, support for veterans and international students, and accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities.
 
18.6% of all college-purchased goods and services were through certified Minority, Women or Disadvantaged Businesses (MWDBEs).
 

Governance

The college is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees nominated by the County Executive & confirmed Allegheny County Council.

CCAC returns $5.30 for every dollar Allegheny County invests in the college3.


1 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2017
2 Graduate Survey, Class of 2017
3 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2018