Anne Arundel Community College Overview
Located in Arnold, Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College is a public institution. Arnold is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Anne Arundel Community College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at AACC.
- In 2019-2020, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, AACC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $41,701 a year. That's about 2% more than their peers at other schools.
Anne Arundel Community College Rankings
AACC is ranked #211 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 30 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #5.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
AACC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#87||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at AACC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards AACC has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Entrepreneurial Studies Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Schools||College Factual|
|#32||Best Information Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#60||Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools||College Factual|
|#67||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#124||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Anne Arundel Community College?
Contact details for AACC are given below.
|Address:||101 College Pky, Arnold, MD 21012-1895|
How Do I Get Into AACC?
You can apply to AACC online at: https://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/
Can I Afford Anne Arundel Community College?
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 AACC, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $4,230 a year. That adds up to $16,920 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.
Anne Arundel Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,188 full-time undergraduates at AACC, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anne Arundel Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||501|
|Hispanic or Latino||342|
Over 42 countries are represented at AACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at Anne Arundel Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at AACC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of AACC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Anne Arundel Community College was 87.9%. This is the #460 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at AACC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of AACC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||17%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||22%|
|Management Information Systems||15%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at AACC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at AACC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#38|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#133|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#167|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#206|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#206|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#448|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Anne Arundel Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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