Community College Of Allegheny County

Community College Of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County, or CCAC, is a community college founded in 1966. The College offers a variety of associate's degrees, as well as transfer and certification programs. CCAC is the largest community college in Pennsylvania and the 17th largest community college in the United States.

CCAC offers more than 170 programs and several other training courses through its various campuses and centers. It has four campuses:

  • Allegheny Campus
  • Boyce Campus
  • North Campus
  • South Campus

CCAC has six centers in various locations across the region:

  • Bethel Park Center
  • Braddock Hills Center
  • Downtown Center
  • Homewood-Brushton Center
  • Washington County
  • West Hills Center

CCAC owns four student-run newspapers, which include the Boyce Collegian, the Allegheny View, the South Forum and the North Voice.

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Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15233-1895
General Phone: (412) 323-2323

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Community College of Allegheny County Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts443area studies, American Sign Language, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, social services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine391registered nursing
Business and Management302business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, human resources, MIS, marketing
Medical Support and Technology263medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, ...
Construction Trades157carpentry, electrician, construction manager, construction trades
Family and Social Work140child development, child care management, child care provider, social work, social work courses
Law65legal assistant, court reporting
Therapy and Counseling62psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Engineering Technician58civil engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, software tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, engineering technician ...
Computer Science and Engineering54computer and info science, computer programming, web design, computer networking, system administration, computer support
Mechanics and Repair41industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant, recreational therapy, dietitian assistant, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Production Trades36sheet metal tech, welding, ironworking
Education and Teaching35teacher education, teacher aide
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, corrections administration, corrections and criminal justice, fire protection tech
Hospitality17hotel management, hospitality administration, tourism promotion
Science13biology, biotechnology
Design11graphic design
Art Studies10art studies
Drama and Performing Arts8drama, theatre design
Landscaping and Horticulture8applied horticulture, landscaping, floristry
Medical Administration6medical records tech, medical transcription, health and medical administrative
Beauty and Cosmetology4cosmetology
Transportation3commercial pilot and flight crew
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts1chef training
Office and Administration1office data entry

Number of programs and degrees for Community College of Allegheny County in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,71774
Award of less than 1 academic year14815
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years35541

Community College of Allegheny County Student Body

In 2007-2008, Community College of Allegheny County had a total enrollment of 18,525 students (13,098 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 15%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Community College of Allegheny County Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 35 %

Community College of Allegheny County Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Community College of Allegheny County Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,052
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,426
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Community College of Allegheny County participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 323100)

Community College of Allegheny County Faculty

Community College of Allegheny County has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$66,7421*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$52,3340*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$59,0941*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year90$71,88091$63,769
Associate professoracademic year32$51,40638$46,093
Assistant professoracademic year4$55,7216$42,594
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year127$65,964136$57,720

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

Community College of Allegheny County Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports123

Community College of Allegheny County Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Software Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism Promotion Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Area Studies, Other
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietitian Assistant
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections Administration
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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