About ACC

About ACC

Building Better Futures

Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college.

ACC serves Central Texas as the primary gateway to higher education and technical training. ACC’s mission is to provide open door access to an affordable college education for those who want to earn a degree, learn a marketable skill, and advance their careers.

Read the ACC Mission Statement

At-A-Glance

ACC is home of the Riverbat. Here, we are focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways.

  • Total Annual Enrollment
  • Dual Credit Students
  • Areas of Study
  • Programs of Study
  • Campuses
  • Mascot

    Riverbat

  • Motto

    Start Here. Get There.

The Forefront of Education

ACC is leading the nation in transforming how students learn. The college provides flexible, accelerated learning opportunities and real-world experiences to help students complete their education on-time and graduate workforce-ready.

Transformation

ACC reimagined Highland Mall and transformed the former shopping center into centers of learning.

Innovation

The ACC Bioscience Incubator offers research space for biotech companies and real-world training for students.

Collaboration

ACC works with its ISD partners to provide high school  students pathways into higher education.

Accreditation

Austin Community College Seal

Austin Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College.

Alumni Pride

ACC has a long history of producing highly successful graduates. ACC alumni are leaders and innovators in their fields.

Dr. Christine Sheely, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Christine Sheely, D.O.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Ronny Washington, Jr. Co-Founder, Higher Ed Path
Ronny Washington, Jr.
Co-Founder, Higher Ed Path
Christine Napierkowski Owner, Snapology
Christine Napierkowski
Owner, Snapology
Jon Austin Love, Founder, House of Torment
Jon Austin Love
Founder, House of Torment
Milan Sretenovic, Owner, Minja’Sound Recording Studio
Milan Sretenovic
Owner, Minja’Sound Recording Studio
Darrell Hubbard  Teacher & Educational Video Game Designer
Darrell Hubbard
Teacher & Educational Video Game Designer
Sergio Chavez | Oil Electronic Technician
Sergio Chavez
Oil Electronic Technician
Sonja Tellez Biotechnology Technician
Sonja Tellez
Biotechnology Technician
Regina Rodriguez, News Anchor, Univision
Regina Rodriguez
News Anchor, Univision
Henry King, Owner Hulk Automotive Service
Henry King
Owner, Hulk Automotive Service
Brooke Crowder, Founder, The Refuge Ranch
Brooke Crowder
Founder, The Refuge
Andrew Sanderson, Founder, Modern Fuel Design
Andrew Sanderson
Founder, Modern Fuel Design

Recognition & Achievements

ACC is among the largest colleges and universities in the nation and is recognized as a national leader in excellence and innovation.

  • Achieving the Dream Leader College
  • 2016 Forbes Magazine Best Places to Work
  • Top 20 largest colleges in the U.S.
  • # 1 choice for high school graduates and older adults
  • Top 25 community colleges for Hispanics
  • Top 100 associate degree producers
  • 1 of 10 National Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers
  • League for Innovation in the Community College Board Member

History

ACC opened on September 17, 1973 with one campus serving 1,726 students. What started as an extraordinary vision among community leaders and education pioneers is today the primary gateway to higher education and career training in the region. Over the past 40 years, ACC has grown to become one of the largest colleges and universities in the nation with 11, soon to be 12 campuses. Today, nearly 76,000 students choose ACC annually.

Business & Community

ACC is an integral resource in Central Texas. The college partners with business and industry, universities, school districts, lawmakers, and nonprofit organizations to meet the community’s evolving needs.

Leadership

ACC President and CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes works closely with the college’s senior leadership and Board of Trustees to address issues that affect the college, its faculty and staff, and students.

ACC Foundation

Led by a volunteer board of business and community leaders, the ACC Foundation creates opportunities to connect interested donors with college initiatives to ensure student success, and develop community support for ACC.

Bond Program

ACC is transforming the higher education landscape in Central Texas with districtwide construction and renovation projects that will create world-class facilities for innovative instruction and cutting-edge career training.

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ACC Newsroom

The official news site for ACC. The ACC Newsroom is a collegewide resource featuring the latest news and announcements and expert resources for the community.