• CCAC At a Glance

  • Our Goal is Your Success

    First Choice - Quick Facts

    73% of CCAC students selected CCAC as their college of first choice2.

    CCAC offers an average class size of 16 students.

  • 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

    Annual Enrollment

    26,782 credit; 16,370 noncredit
    43,152 total unduplicated headcount

    Since 2000, CCAC has served 527,516 students, of whom 404,663 were Allegheny County residents—one in three county residents 18 years and older.

    Awards Conferred

    1,949 associate degrees
    787 certificates & diplomas

    Student Profile

    56% women; 44% men
    61% day; 18% evening; 3% weekend; 18% online
    66% part-time; 34% full-time
    41% enrolled in career programs; 59% in transfer programs
    Average student age: 27 years
    29% ethnic minorities

    International students: 144 students representing 36 countries

    CCAC students have access to 245 full-time professors and instructors.
  • Public & Private Funds 2014–2015 (does not include financial aid)

    • Federal Grants (Public): $8,066,336
    • State Grants (Public): $285,589
    • County Grants (Public): $160,412
    • Third Party Contracts (Public): $3,612,831
    • Contracts (Private): $132,784
    • Educational Foundation (Private): $2,589,475
    • Total public funds secured: $12,125,168
    • Total private funds secured: $2,722,259
    • Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2014–2015: $14,847,427

  • $56.5million in financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships & work-study jobs.

    95% of graduates live & work in the region4.
  • Intercollegiate Sports

    National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) 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 men’s intercollegiate ice hockey as well as a variety of intramural sports for both men and women at each campus.

    Student Life and Extracurricular Life

    CCAC supports more than 60 clubs and organizations, including five honor societies.

    Special Services

    Services include career planning, financial aid, job placement assistance, libraries, personal and career counseling, supportive services for individuals with disabilities,
    student success coaches, transfer counseling, tutoring, advising, and veterans and international student support services.

    32.3% 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 Allegheny County Executive & confirmed Allegheny County Council. 

    CCAC returns $6.67 for every dollar Allegheny County invests in the college5.


  • 1 Calculated from in-district tuition & fees for attending full time for one year. Compared with regional colleges & universities, 2015-2016 academic year.
    2 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2015.
    3 As of fall 2016 term.
    4 Graduate Survey, Class of 2015.
    5 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2012.
    6 Community College Survey of Student Engagement, 2016.