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Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Public
    2 year
  • 18.8K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:14
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 38%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $17.8K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of every two adults in Allegheny County. Each year, 30,000+ students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of more than 130-degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs as well as hundreds of noncredit and workforce development courses.
Over 1,500 courses transfer into Community College of Allegheny County
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Founded 1966
Total Faculty 1,245
Full-Time Undergraduate 6,016
Part-Time Undergraduate 12,784
Transfer Students 9,176
Programs 164 Programs
Courses 1,144 Courses
Transfer Agreements 177 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 1,810 incoming Equivalencies
7,577 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $3,780
Out-of-State Tuition $11,340
Books and Supplies $1,000
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 23%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $9,192
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 53%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $8,577
  • Tuition and Fees:
    CCAC offers flat rate tuition of $1,890 for 12–18 credits, plus fees, to Allegheny County residents. Flat rate tuition for residents of other Pennsylvania counties is $3,660, plus fees; out-of-state tuition is $5,490, plus fees.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    CCAC welcomes transfer students from local and national two- and four-year institutions to begin or complete a degree, or pursue health or career programs. Last year, CCAC accepted credits from more than 2,000 students and over 250 institutions.
  • Transfer Agreements:
    CCAC has articulation agreements with the 10 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has specific articulation agreements with 40 additional four-year schools allowing graduates to transfer as juniors into 165 programs.
  • View Agreements:
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    CCAC participates in the College Credit Fast Track program for e-portfolio review. More information available at

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Official Transcripts:
    Students are urged to submit transcripts from their previous schools well in advance of the start of their first term so CCAC can complete an evaluation for the student’s first advising/registration interview.
  • SAT Scores:
    CCAC does not require SAT scores, but will review those scores for placement purposes.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Not required
  • Application Fee:
    CCAC does not charge an application fee.
  • Interview:
    All new degree-seeking students are required to see an advisor for their first registration. All continuing students are encouraged to use this service as well.
  • Other Requirements:
    Some programs are restricted and have a separate admissions process. See
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    A minimum of 15 credits need to be taken at CCAC for any degree. A certificate or diploma requires a minimum of one-half of the credits required for graduation be taken at CCAC. Credit requirements are exclusive of Advanced Standing/Prior Learning.
  • Transfer Policy Document:
  • Appeals Process Document:

Information for Transfer Out Students

Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Admission Contact:
CCAC Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
412-237-CCAC, option 4
International Admissions Contact:
Veterans Services Contact:
Dan Duffy
Director, Veterans Services Center

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

CCAC Allegheny Campus
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Director, Admissions
CCAC Boyce Campus
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Director, Admissions
CCAC North Campus
8701 Perry Highway
McCandless, PA 15237
Director, Admissions
CCAC South Campus
1750 Clairton Road (Route 885)
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Director, Admissions
CCAC Braddock Hills Center
250 Yost Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center
701 N. Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
CCAC West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
Last updated on 9/19/2023 by Community College of Allegheny County.