The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
06-22-2010 -- CCAC ranked second nationally among two-year colleges in nursing health professions
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
awards the second-largest number of both nursing and health
professions associate's degrees in the nation among two-year
institutions, according to a report by Community College Week.
In the annual rankings, CCAC is second among two-year
institutions in the number of nursing associate's degrees awarded,
an identical standing to last year's rankings. CCAC presented
degrees to 405 nursing graduates in the 2008-2009 academic year,
the period included in the current study. That total reflects a 4
percent increase from 2007-2008. The college is the only
Pennsylvania institution among the top 10.
Community College Week also ranks CCAC second among two-year
institutions in the number of degrees awarded in the Health
Professions and Related Clinical Sciences. In 2008-2009, the
college awarded 593 degrees in the category. Again, the college is
the only Pennsylvania institution in the top 10. In the previous
rankings, CCAC was ranked fourth among two-year institutions.
"CCAC is proud to be among the top institutions nationally
providing qualified nurses and health professionals to this
critical sector of our workforce. We are also proud that more than
92 percent of our career program graduates are working in this
region," said CCAC President Alex Johnson. "But more important than
size is quality. We are honored to be the first choice of 73
percent of our freshman to help them toward their educational
goals, whether they seek fast entry into the workforce or an
affordable start toward further education."
Additionally, CCAC is ranked in the top 50 institutions
nationally in the two categories of Business, Management, Marketing
and Related Support Services as well as Family and Consumer
Overall, CCAC is 58th in the number of associate's degrees
awarded by all institutions in 2008-2009, with 1,661 graduates. The
college was ranked 49th in the previous listing. CCAC annually
enrolls about 31,000 credit students who choose among certificates
and associate's degrees in nearly 170 programs.
The annual Community College Week rankings of associate's degree
and certificate producers may be found at the publication's web
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.