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Alpena Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alpena Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2021 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 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Alpena Community College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Alpena Community College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 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 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Alpena Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,487 undergraduates at Alpena Community College with 679 being full-time and 808 being part-time.

Alpena Community College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Alpena Community College is 25.31 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.31 out of 100
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How Much Does Alpena Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Alpena Community College is $3,327. 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 +
$1,049 $2,568 $5,944 $7,864 $8,514

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alpena Community College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,600 a year. That adds up to $22,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alpena Community College is 16.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Alpena Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Alpena Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 21% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Alpena Community College

Alpena Community College is a public institution located in Alpena, Michigan. Alpena Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of Alpena Community College

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

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Environmental Control Technology 1 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 NA
Marketing 0 NA
General Sales & Marketing 0 NA
Journalism 0 NA
Graphic Communications 0 NA
Computer Information Systems 0 NA

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 356 students took at least one online class at Alpena Community College. This is a decrease from the 375 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 356 102
2016-2017 375 120
2015-2016 280 67
2014-2015 259 62
2013-2014 300 71

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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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