ACC Description

Austin Community College (ACC) in South Austin, Texas, is Austin’s leading two-year college. The school’s academics, services and student activities are as diverse and plentiful as the goals of the student body.

Those who are interested in moving on to University of Texas or another four-year school may pursue a preparatory associate’s degree in subjects like:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Creative Writing
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Latin
  • Religion

Students who are seeking a career-focused education may get an associate’s degree or certificate in professions like:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Jewelry
  • Legal Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Real Estate

At every phase of their education, students may seek out support from career and personal counselors, academic advisors and tutors.

The Austin campus is also teeming with life. College life activities include entertainment and other events, and dozens of student clubs and organizations.

Austin Community College also has seven sister campuses throughout the Austin region. Collectively, all of the colleges in the ACC district offer more than 235 degrees and certificates. Those who live some distance from South Austin or are interested in other programs of study can most likely find them at one of the other campuses.

All of ACC’s campuses offer scholarships to outstanding students in particular majors. They also provide need-based aid grants, loans and work-study money.

Most of ACC’s programs of study have an open admissions policy, which means that students need only have a high school diploma or GED. Certain fields, like healthcare, have additional requirements.

Quick Facts about Austin Community College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$7,200

Out-of-State Tuition

$9,720

Retention Rate

54%

Enrollment

35,798

Year Established

1972

ACC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  3 reviews
4 star
  5 reviews
3 star
  3 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

45% of students gave Austin Community College 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

Signing up for the classes you need is super easy. Parking is a nightmare. Quality of instruction is ok for the most part. I'm using ACC to get transfer credits to go to a four-year university, and I think a lot of students find it useful for that.

Former Student - Last Attended 2011

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

My overall though of Austin comunity college, would be that the school is very helpful in allowing student the opprutunity to advance in their education, as well to guide you in the direction thats needed, for your future.

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ACC Students

Total Students
35,798

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
27%
Part-Time
73%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
28%
African American
9%
Caucasian
51%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
6%
Unknown and Other
5%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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