Alpena Community College

Alpena Community College

Alpena Community College, or ACC, was established in 1952. Initially, classes were held in the Alpena High School. ACC moved to its own campus in 1957. Currently, the sprawling main campus occupies 700 acres of land in Alpena, Michigan. The college also has a branch campus called the Huron Shores Campus located in Oscoda, Michigan. In addition, there are extension centers in Rogers City, Whittemore, and Tawas City.

Students at ACC are granted associate's degrees in arts, science, applied science, and general studies. Certificate programs in various fields of study are also available. One can also opt for cooperative programs that allow transfers to several other colleges and universities.

The athletics department of Alpena Community College fields teams in basketball, golf, softball, club hockey, and volleyball. The teams compete in the Eastern Division Michigan Community College Athletic Association. There are also several student clubs and organization on campus, including the Phi Theta Kappa, Criminal Justice Club, Student Nurses Association, and Industrial Technology Association. The students also publish a newspaper called the "CrossCut".

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Alpena Community College
665 Johnson St
Alpena , MI 49707
General Phone: (989) 356-9021

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Alpena Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Construction Trades73electrician, lineworker
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management48business, business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, marketing
Engineering Technician33civil engineering tech, energy systems tech, manufacturing tech, CAD and design
Liberal Arts33liberal arts and sciences, general studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Science19biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Mechanics and Repair14autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Education and Teaching14elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Medical Support and Technology12medical assistant, radiation therapist, pre-pharmacy
Production Trades12machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, physical therapy
Computer Science and Engineering11information science, system administration
Office and Administration7administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office occupations
Family and Social Work6child care management, social work
Media5journalism, printing equipment operation
Medical Administration5medical transcription, medical secretary
Medicine4pre-med, pre-veterinary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2occupational therapy
Art Studies1visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Alpena in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree28247
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13012

Alpena Student Body

In 2007-2008, Alpena had a total enrollment of 2,058 students (1,445 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 30%
20-21 16%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Alpena Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 43 %

Alpena Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alpena, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Alpena Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,560
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Alpena participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 223700)

Alpena Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year34$65,88223$65,436
All faculty totalacademic year34$65,88223$65,436

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alpena Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01919

Alpena Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Liberal Arts
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Alpena Apart:

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Top 20%Alpena % of degrees in engineering technician

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