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CCAC At a Glance

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CCAC at a Glance

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

CCAC offers an average class size of 15 students.

93% of students would recommend CCAC to a friend or family member.1

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
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267.284.5000
www.msche.org

Annual Enrollment

25,873 credit; 17,294 noncredit
42,387 total unduplicated headcount
Since 2000, CCAC has served 576,506 students, of whom 455,291 were Allegheny County residents—one in three county residents 18 years and older.

Awards Conferred

8 Associate of Applied Science degrees
51 Associate of Arts degrees
1,794 Associate of Science degrees
559 Certificates
67 Diplomas
 

CCAC Student Profile

54% women; 46% men
63% day; 14% evening; 3% weekend; 20% online
67% part-time; 33% full-time
42% enrolled in career programs; 58% in transfer programs

Average student age: 26

31% ethnic minorities
115 international students representing 40 countries
 
CCAC students received $44 million in financial aid.
 

95% of graduates live and work in the region.2

Virtual Campus

CCAC offers hundreds of online courses each term.
A total of 30 degrees, certificates and diplomas are available entirely online.
A total of 39 degrees and certificates are 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.

CCAC students have access to 231 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 37 additional colleges and universities that allow CCAC graduates to seamlessly transfer as juniors into more than 165 programs.3

CCAC provided service to 120 high schools in Allegheny & Washington counties.

Workforce Training

CCAC provided 2,959 customized courses to 28,286 workers and 187 regional employers.
CCAC delivered instruction to specialized populations, including 5,966 seniors and individuals with special needs.
CCAC offered more than 1,380 specialized community education courses and facilitated 10,021 registrations.
CCAC registered 8,281 students in 452 public safety courses.

Public & Private Funds
(does not include financial aid)

Public: Federal Grants                                                                                                       $8,043,564
Public: Third Party Credit & Noncredit                                                                              6,314,253
Public: County Contracts                                                                                                       474,358
Public: State Grants                                                                                                                371,371
Total public funds secured:                                                                                                                                           $15,203,546

Private: Educational Foundation                                                                                     $8,243,587
Private: Contracts                                                                                                                     46,502
Total private funds secured:                                                                                                                                               8,300,089

Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2018–2019:                                                                           $23,503,635

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 60 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

CCAC returns $5.30 for every dollar Allegheny County invests in the college.4


1 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2018
2 Graduate Survey, Class of 2018
3 As of spring 2020 term
4 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2018