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Anne Arundel Community College

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Introduction

Established in 1961, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is situated near Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis and the Naval Academy. It is a fully accredited, two-year institution that offers associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as letters of recognition in a variety of fields of study. After earning an associate degree, students may opt to continue their education at a four-year institution or enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

Academics

The School of Arts & Sciences provides students with a solid foundation in liberal arts within 14 academic departments, preparing them for transfer, as well as for entry into the workforce.

The School of Health Professions, Wellness & Physical Education prepares students in the field of personal or community health. Students in this program usually move onto four-year institutions to further their education. In addition, three new programs will be offered: Health Information Technology degree program; Electrocardiogram & Intravenous Therapy Technician certificate; and, Home Health Caregiver Option certificate.

The School of Business, Computing, & Technical Studies provides a wide variety of programs, degrees, transfer options, and certificates with hands-on training as well as other essential courses and skills to prepare students for entry into the workforce.

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies offers a variety of courses for all age groups including personal enrichment classes, job skills and professional certifications, youth courses, culinary arts classes, career training, basic skills courses, and more.

Distance learning programs are also offered. Students enrolled in distance learning can choose hybrid courses or telecourses. Hybrid courses incorporate classroom meetings on-campus, as well as Internet coursework. Telecourses consist of lectures on video, several discussions and labs on-campus either in the evenings or on Saturday, reading assignments, and access to the course instructor via email or phone. Distance learning students may pursue an online degree, certificate, or a letter of recognition.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

High School students wishing to gain an edge in their college careers can take part in one of the following programs to earn college credit:

  • Early College Access Program
  • Program Pathways
  • Advanced Placement
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Concurrent Enrollment

Credit earned can be applied to a four-year university, which in the long run can be a savings in future tuition charges.

Admissions

All students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent are welcome to apply. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission. Students may send a paper application directly to the school, or apply online at the school website.

The Admissions Office provides many services for students including assistance with the enrollment process, admissions presentations, as well as catalogs and class schedules. Campus tours are also available for students wanting to visit the campus prior to applying.

Financial Aid

Various types of financial aid are available for eligible students. Aid may include grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and veterans’ benefits. Tuition payment plans are also offered.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed be considered for financial aid. Students interested in tuition payment plans should contact the business office for more information.

Financial aid may be available to students enrolled in continuing education courses. Please contact the financial aid office for further information.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5645th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

There are many opportunities for students to get involved in campus life, including intercollegiate sports and cultural events such as performing arts, music groups, and a fine arts gallery. In addition, the campus offers over 60 clubs and organizations, a bookstore, and a library with an online catalog, databases, and tutorials.

Services provided to students include academic advising, a career center, disability services, and health services.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

AACC supports 11 intercollegiate sports teams including men’s baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, and soccer as well as women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, volleyball, and softball. The Pioneers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the MD JUNO Athletic Conference.

The Pioneers have a strong history of accomplishments within their athletic programs. The women’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team each won the 2009 NJCAA Region 20/District G championships, while the men’s lacrosse team took the 2009 Runner Up for Region 20. In addition, the men’s baseball team won the 2009 MD JUNO Conference Championship.

Many student-athletes continue playing intercollegiate sports at four-year institutions while earning a bachelor’s degree.

Information Summary

Ranks 33rd in Maryland and 2175th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 15 0.08

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Arnold, MD 21012-1895
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population21,001 (21,001 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,500 (2.76 people per house)
Median Household Income$76,326
Families5,742 (3.16 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2404

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3282nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,970 $5,700 $10,110
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $770 $770 $770
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $99 $190 $337
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,792 $8,522 $12,932
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,155 $22,885 $27,295
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,253 $12,983 $17,393

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,652 $4,139 $6,142 $6,809 $10,132 $11,129
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,517 $1,508
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,444 $9,746
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,255 $4,390
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,255 $4,390

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 29 306 73 80 12 1,424 235 2,189
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 3 1 1 13 4 24
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 1 4 5
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 1 1 3
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 3 17 3 23
Business Administration and Management, General 4 41 11 3 1 111 22 194
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1 17 2 21
Business/Commerce, General 4 9 8 7 1 69 8 106
Chemistry Teacher Education
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 1 12 4 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 5 2 17 4 28
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other 2 1 9 1 13
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 6 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 2 13 2 19
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 30 3 14 1 71 10 134
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 1 4 1 7
Criminal Justice/Police Science 17 3 36 10 67
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 1 1 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 2 27 3 37
Education, Other 1 5 6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1 3 4
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 17 1 20
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 1 1 12 1 16
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 8 9
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1 5 8
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Engineering, General 1 2 1 1 1 18 26
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 2 3
Environmental Science
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 1 8 2 6 2 19
Gerontology 1 1
Graphic Design 1 5 1 7
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 1 9 11
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 1 1 15 4 23
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 4 1 20 2 29
Information Technology
Interior Design 3 5 1 9
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 5 2 1 31 5 44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 3 73 21 26 3 449 78 665
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 12 7 4 1 74 18 122
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 1 6 8
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 1 5 6
Management Information Systems, General 2 3 1 1 11 2 20
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General 1 4 1 6
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1 6 1 32 4 44
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 11 1 14
Music, General
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 4 1 1 9 15
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 7 32 7 46
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 8 5 13
Physician Assistant 1 3 7 24 35
Physics Teacher Education
Pre-Law Studies 2 1 4 7
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 14 6 3 23
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 6 2 1 101 16 129
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3 1 4
Retailing and Retail Operations 2 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 2 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 10 2 13
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 12 1 27 4 44
Surgical Technology/Technologist 8 2 10
Transportation/Mobility Management 1 1 2
Women's Studies 1 7 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1470th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $68,310 ($69,852 male / $65,094 female)
Number of FT Faculty 263 (101 male / 162 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,097
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $10,981,038
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