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 Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA

800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

General information:(412)323-2323
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:20,430( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,720 $2,720 $3,099 -12%
Out-of-state $7,642 $7,642 $8,564 -11%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,804 $4,804 $4,804 0%
Other $2,664 $2,664 $2,554 4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,526 $4,526 $4,416 2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,720 $3,720 $4,099 -25%
Off Campus $11,188 $11,188 $11,457 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,246 $8,246 $8,515 0%
On Campus $8,642 $8,642 $9,564 -11%
Off Campus $16,110 $16,110 $16,922 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,168 $13,168 $13,980 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,252
In-state fees $602
Out-of-state tuition $7,962
Out-of-state fees $602
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,990 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,660 56% $7,413,083 $4,466
Federal grants 1,585 53% $6,876,212 $4,338
Pell grants 1,580 53% $6,641,944 $4,204
Other federal grants 417 14% $234,268 $562
State/local government grant or scholarships 553 19% $265,305 $480
Institutional grants or scholarships 176 6% $271,566 $1,543
Student loan aid 684 23% $2,752,491 $4,024
Federal student loans 679 23% $2,739,156 $4,034
Other student loans 9 0% $13,335 $1,482
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 10,557 51% $32,458,703 $3,075
Pell grants 8,143 39% $29,053,494 $3,568
Federal student loans 4,739 23% $21,243,170 $4,483


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,309 $5,152 $5,197
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,550 $4,434 $4,370
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,723 $5,414 $5,272
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,986 $7,722 $7,663
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,788 $9,428 $9,244
$110,001 and more $9,954 $9,552 $9,496

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 20,430
Undergraduate enrollment 20,430
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,009
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 51-
Basketball 1212
Bowling 811
Golf 23-
Track and Field, X-Country 83


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1970 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1970 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1970 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1970 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

04/01/1985 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/04/1990 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1988 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1992 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

06/01/1973 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

06/01/1978 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

10/18/1978 - 06/13/2011Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations030
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 022
Motor vehicle theft 101
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate13.5%
Number in default350
Number in repayment2,575

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00323100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Landscaping and Groundskeeping0--
Turf and Turfgrass Management-1-
Category total01-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Area Studies, Other--0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-00
Women's Studies--0
Category total-00
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2-
Environmental Biology--0
Category total-90
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping2364-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General18-
Banking and Financial Support Services--0
Business Administration and Management, General14173-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--8
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--0
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-3-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management1--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General719-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-13-
Restaurant/Food Services Management1--
Tourism Promotion Operations-1-
Category total472818
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-3333
Computer and Information Sciences, General-18-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--17
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--0
Category total-5250
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance01-
Construction Trades, Other04-
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General00-
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer-0-
Plumbing Technology/Plumber10--
Category total24825-
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide66-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-46-
Category total652-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-7-
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-1-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-313
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD1--
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-5-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-216
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician--1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-80
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-3-
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-0-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-30
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-2-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician00-
Robotics Technology/Technician-3-
Category total15620
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant183712
Child Care and Support Services Management--8
Child Development-328
Category total184048
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-04
Category total-04
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-124
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician033-
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other58-
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist0--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-13-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other01-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage41010
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--23
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist00-
Medical/Clinical Assistant8107
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist1713-
Nurse Anesthetist0--
Occupational Therapist Assistant-19-
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing--0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant02-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--40
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-15-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-4629
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-413-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-17-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--28
Surgical Technology/Technologist1013-
Category total44625141
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-31-
Criminal Justice/Police Science-19-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician06-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-00
Category total0560
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Court Reporting/Court Reporter22-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-3028
Category total23228
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-184-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-227-
Category total-411-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-21-
Category total-21-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-220
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology--0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/2411-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician0--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology1--
Category total25330
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-3-
Category total-3-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-0-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training06-
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant--0
Category total060
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-2-
Physics, General-4-
Category total-6-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--0
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking320-
Welding Technology/Welder-1172
Category total851172
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-15-
Category total-15-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-1718
Social Work, Other630
Category total62018
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-1-
Category total-1-
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General-9-
Category total-9-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-10
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-0-
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation0--
Category total010
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-6-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-4-
Graphic Design715-
Industrial and Product Design-0-
Music, General-2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology--1
Category total7271
Grand total4891793390