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Community College of Allegheny County Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Community College of Allegheny County, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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?

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2022 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 176 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

Overall Quality

CCAC is ranked #1,021 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

CCAC is also ranked #67 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

See all of the rankings for Community College of Allegheny County.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Community College of Allegheny County 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 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 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Community College of Allegheny County.

Community College of Allegheny County Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,217 undergraduates at CCAC with 4,317 being full-time and 8,900 being part-time.

How Much Does Community College of Allegheny County Cost?

The overall average net price of CCAC is $9,047. 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 +
$7,776 $8,380 $10,756 $13,149 $13,583

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 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,952 a year. That adds up to $19,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCAC is 14.4%. 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 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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See which majors at Community College of Allegheny County make the most money.

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 2019-2020, 6,299 students took at least one online class at Community College of Allegheny County. This is an increase from the 5,618 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,299 2,818
2018-2019 5,618 2,461
2017-2018 5,770 2,455
2016-2017 5,845 2,439
2015-2016 5,316 2,280

Learn more about online learning at Community College of Allegheny County.

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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