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Community College of Allegheny County Overview

Community College of Allegheny County is a public institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Pittsburgh makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Community College of Allegheny County Known For?

2,480 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at CCAC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.

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Community College of Allegheny County 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.

CCAC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#83 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#324 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CCAC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Carpentry Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Community College of Allegheny County?

Location of Community College of Allegheny County

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

How Do I Get Into CCAC?

You can apply to CCAC online at: https://www.ccac.edu/admissions/apply.php

Community College of Allegheny County 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 Community College of Allegheny County?

29% Take Out Loans
15.4% 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 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.

Community College of Allegheny County Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,145 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,031 undergraduate students at CCAC, with 5,145 being full-time and 10,886 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,145 full-time undergraduates at CCAC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCAC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Community College of Allegheny County students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCAC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 744
Hispanic or Latino 241
White 3,253
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 682

Over 52 countries are represented at CCAC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Community College of Allegheny County

2,455 Took All Classes Online
5,770 Took At Least One Class Online
5.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,770 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 10th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CCAC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Community College of Allegheny County was 5.2%. This is the #1,659 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCAC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CCAC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Computer Programming 46%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Design & Applied Arts 11%
Education 43%
Entrepreneurial Studies 90%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 10%
General Social Sciences 42%
Homeland Security 40%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Human Development & Family Studies 10%
Information Technology 33%
Social Sciences 42%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 40%
Visual & Performing Arts 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CCAC 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 CCAC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Ethnic Studies #21
Mathematics #26
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #28
Design & Applied Arts #37
Mathematics & Statistics #39
Computer Programming #42
Homeland Security #48
Visual & Performing Arts #75
Information Technology #87
Business Support & Assistant Services #91
Engineering Technologies #109
Computer Information Systems #127
Accounting #196
Teacher Education Grade Specific #199
Computer & Information Sciences #284
Criminal Justice & Corrections #298
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #337
Education #471

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%.

Community College of Allegheny County 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 0 468 6 474
Nursing 0 333 0 333
Business Administration & Management 4 212 15 231
Allied Health Professions 12 121 28 161
Human Development & Family Studies 19 57 3 79
Ground Transportation 0 0 78 78
Carpentry 0 0 75 75
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 58 16 74
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 52 21 73
Information Technology 21 49 0 70
Precision Metal Working 54 3 11 68
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 44 16 0 60
Computer Information Systems 0 57 0 57
Accounting 0 47 8 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 51 0 51
Computer Programming 11 28 0 39
Mathematics 0 38 0 38
Legal Support Services 14 19 3 36
General Psychology 0 32 0 32
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 12 19 0 31
Health & Medical Administrative Services 23 8 0 31
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 5 25 30
Design & Applied Arts 6 17 4 27
Social Work 7 18 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 24 0 0 24
American Sign Language 18 4 0 22
Building Management & Inspection 0 20 0 20
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 15 4 19
Robotics Engineering 0 12 6 18
Plumbing & Water Supply 2 0 12 14
General Social Sciences 0 12 0 12
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 9 2 11
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 0 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 10 0 0 10
Biotechnology 1 8 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 2 7 0 9
Culinary Arts 0 8 0 8
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 5 0 5
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Engineering Science 0 5 0 5
Homeland Security 0 5 0 5
Music 2 3 0 5
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 3 4
General Biology 0 3 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
Civil Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Ethnic Studies 3 0 0 3
Air Transportation 1 2 0 3
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2 0 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Fire Protection 0 2 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Nanotechnology 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 305 1,855 320 2,480

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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