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.
06-10-2010 -- CCAC trustees pass budget with no tuition or fee increase for Allegheny County residents
PITTSBURGH-The Board of Trustees of the Community College of
Allegheny County (CCAC) this evening unanimously passed a budget
that includes no tuition increase for Allegheny County residents
for the second straight year. In-county tuition will remain at
$85.25 per credit, much more affordable than most other colleges in
"CCAC recognizes that although economic indicators may be
improving, the reality is still difficult financial times for many
Allegheny County residents," said CCAC President Alex Johnson, PhD.
"We are able to hold in-county tuition steady thanks to a lean
budget and strong support from County Executive Dan Onorato and the
members of Allegheny County Council."
Allegheny County, CCAC's local sponsor, committed to a 2 percent
annual increase in their share of the college's operating expenses
and has contributed $3 million to CCAC's capital needs over the
past two years.
CCAC receives approximately 40 percent of its annual budget of
$116 million from tuition revenue. Allegheny County contributes
approximately 20 percent, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
contributing about a third. Other revenue sources contribute the
remaining 10 percent. Pennsylvania's funding for the state's
community colleges decreased slightly for the 2009-2010 fiscal
year, with 10 percent of the state allocation filled with Federal
The operating budget estimates a 3.5 percent credit enrollment
increase year-on-year for the fall. CCAC saw year-on-year growth of
4.5 percent for fall 2009 and 12 percent for spring 2010.
CCAC's 2010-2011 budget includes an $11 per credit increase in
tuition for residents of Pennsylvania counties without a community
college, to $139 per credit. Most other community colleges in
Pennsylvania charge double tuition to residents of all other
counties, making CCAC's rate considerably more affordable for
Pennsylvania residents in areas without a community college. CCAC
students who are residents of Pennsylvania counties with a
community college will continue to pay double in-county tuition, or
$170.50 per credit.
In addition, due in part to cuts in the state budget for
community college capital needs, CCAC's capital fee for
out-of-county residents will increase from $3.25 to $6.50 per
credit. The college's capital outlay plan for 2010-2011 includes
$34.5 million in spending requests for construction, equipment and
renovation projects, including the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center
project, deferred maintenance and matching sources of funds.
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.