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Anne Arundel Community College Data & Information Overview

334 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
7% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Anne Arundel Community College Ranked?

#525 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in MD
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Highest Ranked Major

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.

Anne Arundel Community College was awarded 334 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other mental and social health services and allied professions.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, AACC is ranked #525 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when AACC held the #586 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

AACC also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into AACC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Anne Arundel Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Anne Arundel Community College Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
26% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel Community College is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Anne Arundel Community College

61% 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 Anne Arundel Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Anne Arundel Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,188 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,948 undergraduates at AACC with 3,188 being full-time and 8,760 being part-time.

How Much Does Anne Arundel Community College Cost?

$15,707 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
$17,224 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of AACC is $15,707. 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 AACC

$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 AACC, 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 AACC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,306 a year. That adds up to $17,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AACC is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do AACC Graduates Make?

$41,701 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from AACC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,701 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Anne Arundel Community College

Maryland State
3,188 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Anne Arundel Community College is a public institution located in Arnold, Maryland. The suburban atmosphere of Arnold makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for AACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:101 College Pky, Arnold, MD 21012-1895

Anne Arundel Community College Majors

40 Majors With Completions
1,868 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Anne Arundel Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at AACC

82% Take At Least One Class Online
60% 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, 8,758 students took at least one online class at Anne Arundel Community College. This is a decrease from the 11,445 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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