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CCAC At a Glance

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CCAC At a Glance 2022

73% of CCAC students selected CCAC as their college of first choice.1

CCAC offers an average class size of 16 students.

73% of CCAC students graduate debt-free.

40% of students could not have continued their education without CCAC.2

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, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
267.284.5011
www.msche.org

Annual Enrollment

20,336 credit; 13,226 noncredit

32,340 total unduplicated headcount

Since 2000, CCAC has served 603,494 students, of whom 468,103 were Allegheny County residents—46% of county residents 18 years of age and older.

Awards Conferred

2 Associate of Applied Science degrees
58 Associate of Arts degrees
1,770 Associate of Science degrees
776 Certificates
81 Diplomas
 

CCAC Student Profile

53% women; 47% men
54% day; 14% evening; 1% weekend; 31% online
68% part-time; 32% full-time
47% enrolled in career programs; 53% in transfer programs

Average student age: 26

25% ethnic minorities
80 international students representing 32 countries
 
CCAC students received $40 million in financial aid.
 

87% of graduates live and work in the region.2

Virtual Campus

CCAC offers hundreds of online and remote courses each term.
A total of 27 degrees, certificates and diplomas are available entirely online.
A total of 33 degrees and certificates are available mostly online.

Academic Programs

CCAC offers nearly 150 programs of study across six diverse career paths:

  • Allied Health & Nursing
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Information Technology
  • Math, Engineering & Skilled Trades
  • Sciences
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

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

CCAC students have access to 209 full-time teaching faculty.

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 32 additional colleges and universities that allow CCAC graduates to seamlessly transfer as juniors into more than 187 programs.3

CCAC provided service to 150 high schools in Allegheny and surrounding counties along with numerous community outreach programs.

Workforce Training

9,751 workers from 156 regional employers attended trainings that ranged from computers/IT, to advanced manufacturing, to first aid and CPR, to police officer prep, or took part in various other customized training programs.

5,155 students attended community education courses for personal enrichment or professional skill enhancement, or to accomplish individual educational goals, with more than 300 high school and middle school students attending STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) programs.

2,308 students received instruction developed for specialized populations, including seniors and individuals with special needs.

10,106 students attended training to obtain professional continuing education unit credits (CEUs); a CDL, EMT or real estate license; or a nurse aide or welding certification; or participated in various professional development courses.

1,370 individuals took career training programs to prepare for a new career or to advance within their current occupation.

5,923 students participated in public safety training in fire, rescue, hazmat, first aid/CPR/AED, and emergency medical services.

Public & Private Funds
(does not include financial aid)

Total public funds secured: $43,027,939
Total private funds secured:
$4,692,906
Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2020–2021:
$47,720,845

  • PublicFederal Grants/Contracts: $37,518,448 
  • PublicThird Party Credit & Noncredit: $4,563,275
  • PublicState Grants/Contracts: $829,716
  • PublicCounty Grants/Contracts: $116,500 
  • PrivateEducational Foundation: $4,536,071 
  • PrivateGrants/Contracts: $156,835 

Athletics & Sports

National Junior College Athletic Association and Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference intercollegiate sports teams include men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, cross-country and golf, men’s baseball, and women’s softball and volleyball. In addition, CCAC offers a variety of intramural sports for both men and women at each campus.
 

Student Life

CCAC offers more than 30 clubs and organizations, including five 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.
 

Governance

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

Return on Investment - Economic Impact

CCAC Executive Summary—The Economic Value 2021
CCAC Fact Sheet of Economic Value 2021
CCAC Infographic of Economic Value 2021


1 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2019
2 Graduate Survey, Class of 2020
3 As of spring 2022 term
4 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2022