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Community College of Allegheny County Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Community College of Allegheny County. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Community College of Allegheny County 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.

Community College of Allegheny County was awarded 19 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CCAC 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 CCAC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Community College of Allegheny County, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Community College of Allegheny County Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Community College of Allegheny County, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 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 Community College of Allegheny County is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Community College of Allegheny County

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 Community College of Allegheny County this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at CCAC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,031 undergraduates at CCAC with 5,145 being full-time and 10,886 being part-time.

CCAC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

CCAC scored 51.01 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Community College of Allegheny County Cost?

The overall average net price of CCAC is $9,292. 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 CCAC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,812 $8,817 $10,979 $13,137 $13,358

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 CCAC, 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 CCAC, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,107 a year. That adds up to $20,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCAC is 15.4%. 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 CCAC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CCAC make about $32,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Community College of Allegheny County

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Community College of Allegheny County is a public institution. The location of CCAC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for CCAC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895
Phone: 412-323-2323
Website: https://www.ccac.edu

Community College of Allegheny County Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Community College of Allegheny County along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCAC

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 2017-2018, 5,770 students took at least one online class at Community College of Allegheny County. This is a decrease from the 5,845 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,770 2,455
2016-2017 5,845 2,439
2015-2016 5,316 2,280
2014-2015 5,221 2,179
2013-2014 4,950 2,011

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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