Founded in 1966, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is today the largest college in western Pennsylvania. The college started with a student population of only 1,500 (which was remarkable for a new college at the time) but today more than 60,000 students are enrolled. The current student population is served by the college’s four campuses – the North Campus at West Hills Center, the South Campus at Bethel Park Center, the Boyce Campus at Braddock Hills Center and the Allegheny Campus on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.
For students who might be unable to attend school at the college’s four campuses, there are six education centers spread out that makes it easy to serve would-be students in the whole of Allegheny and Washington counties. In addition, the college offers distance learning through three types of courses – internet courses, telecourses and web-enhanced courses.