CCAC At a Glance
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.
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.
26,177 credit; 18,275 noncredit
43,697 total unduplicated headcount
Awards Conferred1,875 associate degrees
544 certificates & diplomas
CCAC Student Profile
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.
CCAC offers nearly 160 programs of study across six diverse career paths:
- Arts & Humanities
- Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
- 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.
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
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