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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?

2,451 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at AACC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.

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Anne Arundel Community College Rankings

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#70 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Associate’s 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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Anne Arundel Community College?

Location of Anne Arundel Community College

Contact details for AACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College Pky, Arnold, MD 21012-1895
Phone: 410-777-2222
Website: www.aacc.edu

How Do I Get Into AACC?

You can apply to AACC online at: https://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/

Anne Arundel Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Anne Arundel Community College?

11% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At AACC, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,750 a year. That adds up to $19,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AACC is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Anne Arundel Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,661 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,886 undergraduate students at AACC, with 3,661 being full-time and 9,225 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  AACC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,661 full-time undergraduates at AACC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  AACC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anne Arundel Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of AACC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 198
Black or African American 561
Hispanic or Latino 322
White 2,040
International Students 101
Other Races/Ethnicities 439

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

2,458 Took All Classes Online
5,686 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,686 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at AACC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of AACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Anne Arundel Community College was -1.6%. This is the #2,312 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Computer Information Systems 19%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13%
General Business/Commerce 22%
Health Professions 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 17%
Liberal Arts General Studies 17%
Management Information Systems 19%
Mental & Social Health Services 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at AACC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at AACC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Ethnic Studies #24
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #31
General Engineering #34
Mental & Social Health Services #68
Management Information Systems #80
Engineering #117
Information Technology #135
General Business/Commerce #186
Criminal Justice & Corrections #425
Computer & Information Sciences #438
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #482

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 853 77 930
Business Administration & Management 122 107 0 229
Information Technology 97 87 0 184
Nursing 0 110 0 110
General Business/Commerce 0 88 0 88
Allied Health Professions 2 19 61 82
Mental & Social Health Services 23 48 7 78
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 37 14 68
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5 16 21 42
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 41 0 41
Computer Information Systems 0 36 0 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 36 0 36
General Sales & Marketing 34 0 0 34
General Engineering 0 34 0 34
Other Communication Technology 7 24 0 31
Quality Control Technology 1 17 13 31
Legal Support Services 0 17 14 31
Hospitality Management 14 13 0 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 27 0 27
Accounting 7 7 12 26
Management Information Systems 8 18 0 26
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 25 25
Health & Physical Education 13 9 0 22
Culinary Arts 7 15 0 22
Other Homeland Security 2 20 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 6 11 5 22
Robotics Engineering 4 17 0 21
Mathematics 0 16 0 16
Entrepreneurial Studies 13 1 1 15
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 14 0 0 14
Computer Software & Applications 5 7 0 12
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 0 11
Electrical Engineering 0 10 0 10
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 8 0 9
Ethnic Studies 7 0 0 7
Human Development & Family Studies 0 7 0 7
Construction Management 0 5 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 2 3 0 5
Special Education 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 0 5
Public Health 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 1
Gerontology 0 1 0 1
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 416 1,785 250 2,451

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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