• CCAC At a Glance

  • Our Goal is Your Success.

    CCAC At a Glance Cover 2018

    74% of CCAC students selected CCAC as their college of first choice1.

    CCAC offers an average class size of 16 students.

    91% of students would recommend CCAC to a friend or family member1.

  • Mission

    The Community College of Allegheny County prepares individuals to succeed in a complex global society by providing affordable access to high quality career and transfer education delivered in a diverse, caring, and innovative learning environment.
  • Accreditation

    The Community College of Allegheny County is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    Annual Enrollment

    26,243 credit; 17,846 noncredit

    43,290 total unduplicated headcount

    Since 2000, CCAC has served 543,620 students, of whom 430,889 were Allegheny County residents—one in three county residents 18 years and older.

    Awards Conferred

    1,857 associate degrees
    629 certificates & diplomas

    CCAC Student Profile

    55% women; 45% men
    62% day; 16% evening; 2% weekend; 20% online
    65% part-time; 35% full-time
    42% enrolled in career programs; 58% in transfer programs
    Average student age: 27
    29% ethnic minorities

    International students: 148 students representing 35 countries

    CCAC students have access to 243 full-time teaching faculty.
  • Degrees & Certificates

    CCAC grants Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, certificates and diplomas.

    CCAC offers hundreds of online courses, with 16 degrees & 13 certificates and 1 diploma available entirely online and 28 degrees & 12 certificates available mostly online.

    Academic Programs

    CCAC offers nearly 160 programs of study across six diverse career paths:

    • Arts & Humanities
    • Business
    • Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services
    • Health
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
    • Skilled Trades

    The college also offers an Honors Program and cooperative programs in partnership with other institutions.

    Transfer Opportunities & Partnerships

    CCAC students have transferred to more than 500 different colleges and universities to continue their education.

    CCAC has program-to-program articulation agreements with the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has specific articulation agreements with 29 additional colleges and universities that allow CCAC graduates to seamlessly transfer—as juniors—into nearly 170 programs.

    CCAC provided service to 114 high schools in Allegheny & Washington counties.

    Workforce Training

    CCAC provided 377 customized courses to 10,112 workers and 188 regional employers.

    CCAC provided training to 6,265 seniors and individuals with special needs.

    CCAC offered more than 987 specialized community education courses and facilitated more than 10,000 registrations.

    CCAC registered 6,224 students in 341 public safety courses.

  • Public & Private Funds 2016–2017 (does not include financial aid)

    • Public: Federal Grants $11,081,238
    • Private: Educational Foundation $1,937,474
    • Public: Third Party Credit & Noncredit $3,763,300
    • Private: Contracts $84,794
    • Public: County Contracts $512,727
    • Public: State Grants $317,327
    • Total public funds secured: $15,674,592
    • Total private funds secured: $2,022,268
    • Total public & private funds secured for fiscal year 2016–2017: $17,696,860

  • CCAC students received $49.1 million in financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment.

    94% of graduates live and work in the region2.
  • Athletics & Sports

    National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) intercollegiate sports teams include men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, cross-country and golf, men’s baseball and women’s softball and volleyball. In addition, CCAC offers men’s intercollegiate ice hockey as well as a variety of intramural sports for both men and women at each campus.

    Student Life

    CCAC offers more than 60 clubs and organizations, including four honor societies.


    Services include academic advising, financial aid assistance, career counseling, job placement support, campus libraries, personal and academic counseling, student success coaches, transfer counseling, tutoring, support for veterans and international students, and accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities.

    26.4% of all college-purchased goods and services were through certified Minority, Women or Disadvantaged Businesses (MWDBEs).
  • Governance

    The college is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees nominated by the County Executive & confirmed Allegheny County Council. 

    CCAC returns $5.30 for every dollar Allegheny County invests in the college3.

  • 1 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 2017
    2 Graduate Survey, Class of 2016
    3 The Economic Impact of the Community College of Allegheny County, 2018