ACC was founded in 1973 with one campus and 1,726 students. Today the college boasts:
- 43,315 credit students, fall 2012
- 15,000 non-credit students
- 5,000 faculty and staff
- 7,000 sq. mile service area
- 8 campuses (+2 in progress – Elgin Campus opens fall 2013; Hays Campus opens spring 2014)
- 10 centers
- 1 mall (austincc.edu/highland)
- 100+ fields of study
- 43% transfer + graduation rate over 3 years
- 22 students per class, on average
- 1 mascot uniting ACC’s campuses – the Riverbat
Austin Community College has an open-door admissions policy that encourages everyone to pursue quality, affordable education. Check out the links below to learn more about becoming an ACC Riverbat.
- Steps to taking credit classes
- Enrollment eligibility
- In-district versus out-of-district residency
- Educational choices
- Course schedule
Have more questions? Click here for a list of advisors and counselors at all ACC campuses.
The Future of Community Colleges
Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO, serves on the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. The commission released a report that calls for dramatic changes to ensure the nation’s competitiveness and student success.
Read the report here.
Learn about how ACC is embracing strategies to achieve these goals.