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5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
p. 512-223-7000
w. www.austincc.edu

Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District Rating: 4.9/5 (31 votes)

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Austin Community College (ACC) District is comprised of ten campuses and eight centers throughout the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. It is is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

The college offers a variety of associate degrees including associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS), and associate of applied science (AAS), as well as a number of certificate programs. Students who earn associate degrees either use them to enter the workforce or move onto four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The certificate programs provide real-world knowledge for entry-level positions in the workforce.

In addition, the district offers continuing education, international studies, distance learning online classes, adult education classes, community programs for all ages, apprenticeship programs for hands-on job training, customized training for area businesses, and a high school and pre-college program for high school students wanting a jump start on their college education.

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Admissions are non-competitive. To be admitted, students should have a high school diploma or equivalent; or, be a non-high school graduate who is at least 18 years old and shows the ability to benefit from college-level courses; or, a current high school sophomore or a home-schooled 16 year old and is academically ready for college-level courses.

To be considered, prospective students should:

  1. submit an application for admission (students may do so online)
  2. take an assessment test
  3. meet with an advisor or counselor
  4. attend student orientation.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office assists with a variety of options for qualifying students, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. The school provides a detailed website with a list of aid available as well as descriptions for each. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Financial Aid Institution Application to be considered.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5866th for the average student loan amount.
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ACC District is a commuter campus made up of seven campuses: Cypress Creek; Eastview; Northridge; Pinnacle; Rio Grande; Riverside; and, South Austin. This network serves a wide range of students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees and certificates, continuing education students, and working professionals.

Student programs offer many opportunities, including intramural sports and recreation, leadership programs, over 35 clubs and organizations, a shared governance committee, and a student newspaper—ACCENT—published 12 times a year and available in print and online.

The district also offers disability services and a library which provides online tutorials, an online catalog, as well as many articles and research information. Library hours vary by campus.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Students have opportunities to play several intramural sports including soccer, volleyball, and basketball. In addition to regularly scheduled games, each sport organizes its own tournament to wrap up the season.

Information Summary

Ranks 155th in Texas and 2662nd 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 1 0.00
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.00

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,126 0.26
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 28 0.00
Forcible Rape 211 0.03
Robbery 1,106 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,042 0.87
Larceny 33,069 4.10
Vehicle theft 2,139 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Austin, TX 78752
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population18,030 (18,030 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,862 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,207
Families3,418 (3.47 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large 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 District4835

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3594th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,010 $2,010 $9,390
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $480 $5,850 $480
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $67 $67 $313
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 $3,690 $9,060 $11,070
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,512 $21,882 $23,892
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,240 $12,610 $14,620

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,115 $2,340 $6,375 $7,200 $9,495 $9,720
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,172 $9,272
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,550(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,668(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 890th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,714 ($78,431 male / $61,517 female)
Number of FT Faculty 510 (233 male / 277 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,794
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $19,099,566

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