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Alpena Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Alpena Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alpena Community College Ranked?

2023 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 141 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is civil engineering technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Alpena Community College is ranked #1,943 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alpena Community College held the #2,327 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alpena Community College?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Alpena Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Alpena Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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Alpena Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 +
$1,844 $1,932 $5,092 $8,822 $9,766

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 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,930 a year. That adds up to $23,720 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?

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.


See which majors at Alpena Community College make the most money.

Location of Alpena Community College

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
Phone: 989-356-9021

Alpena Community College Majors

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

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 2019-2020, 705 students took at least one online class at Alpena Community College. This is an increase from the 338 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 705 268
2018-2019 338 90
2017-2018 356 102
2016-2017 375 120
2015-2016 280 67

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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