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Alpena Community College Data & Information Overview

58 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
13% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Alpena Community College Ranked?

#1,926 Best Colleges in Nation
Energy Systems Technology/Technician Highest Ranked Major
#795 Best for the Money in Nation

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Alpena Community College was awarded 58 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is energy systems technology/technician.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Alpena Community College is ranked #1,926 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alpena Community College held the #1,943 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alpena Community College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Alpena Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Alpena Community College Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
47% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alpena Community College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alpena Community College is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alpena Community College

57% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alpena Community College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

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Alpena Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

537 Full-Time Undergraduates
7.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
45.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,436 undergraduates at Alpena Community College with 537 being full-time and 899 being part-time.

How Much Does Alpena Community College Cost?

$3,871 Net Price
18% Take Out Loans
$23,008 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Alpena Community College is $3,871. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alpena Community College

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alpena Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Alpena Community College, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,752 a year. That adds up to $23,008 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alpena Community College is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alpena Community College Graduates Make?

$32,923 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alpena Community College make about $32,923 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 23% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Alpena Community College

Michigan State
537 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Located in Alpena, Michigan, Alpena Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Alpena Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address:665 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707

Alpena Community College Majors

51 Majors With Completions
268 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Alpena Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alpena Community College

45% Take At Least One Class Online
19% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 676 students took at least one online class at Alpena Community College. This is a decrease from the 705 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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