Community College of Allegheny County: Narrative Description

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800 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1894
Tel: (412)323-2323; Web Site:

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 242-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2839 per student. Total enrollment: 18,964. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 6,273 applied, 86% were admitted. Full-time: 7,818 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 11,146 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 79 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 48% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program. Off campus study at members of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for automotive, culinary arts, health-related programs. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2325 full-time, $77.50 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4650 full-time, $155 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6975 full-time, $232.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $296 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities. Most popular organization: Phi Theta Kappa. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Community College of Allegheny County Library plus 4 others with 272,697 books, 12,340 microform titles, 933 serials, 13,165 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 3,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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