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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Community College of Allegheny County is a public institution. The location of CCAC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

4,317 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,080 Avg In-State Tuition

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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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Nanotechnology Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#1 Best Value Nanotechnology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Nanotechnology Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Carpentry Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Ground Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CCAC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Highest Paid Transportation & Materials Moving Graduates College Factual
#38 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#46 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#62 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#105 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#117 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Community College of Allegheny County?

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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/

Can I Afford CCAC?

$7,080 In-State Tuition
18% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time CCAC students paid $236 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $354 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,080 $10,620
Fees $1,243 $1,243
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCAC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,952 a year. That adds up to $19,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCAC is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Community College of Allegheny County Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,317 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,217 undergraduate students at CCAC, with 4,317 being full-time and 8,900 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,317 full-time undergraduates at CCAC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 183
Black or African American 610
Hispanic or Latino 195
White 2,684
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 645

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

2,818 Took All Classes Online
6,299 Took At Least One Class Online
5.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,299 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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Online Growth Rankings of CCAC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Community College of Allegheny County was 5.6%. This is the #1,353 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCAC regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 221 221
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 58 58
Electrician 0 54 0 54
Radiologic Technology 14 40 0 54
Welding Technology/Welder 43 7 0 50
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 32 0 32
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 26 0 0 26
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 23 0 0 23
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 7 15 22
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 7 14 21
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 21 0 21
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 21 0 0 21
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 19 0 19
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 5 14 19
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 3 0 15 18
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 8 10 18
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 0 0 17 17
Surgical Technology 0 10 6 16
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 0 0 15 15
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 9 4 0 13
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 10 0 10
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 6 4 10
Ironworking/Ironworker 0 0 10 10
Laboratory Technician 2 7 0 9
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 8 0 8
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 7 0 7
Building Construction Technology 0 5 0 5
Anesthesiologist Assistant 0 5 0 5
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 4 1 5
Building/Property Maintenance 0 0 4 4
Civil Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 1 3 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 2 2 4
Barbering/Barber 0 0 4 4
Civil Drafting & Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 0 0 2 2
Nanotechnology 1 1 0 2
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 2 0 2
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 0 0
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 0 0 0
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 145 284 415 844

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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