Austin Community College is a nationally recognized college serving Central Texas as the primary gateway to higher education and technical training opportunities. Our mission is to provide open-door access to an affordable college education for students who want to earn a degree, learn a marketable skill, or advance their careers. We pride ourselves on offering an extraordinary learning experience that puts every student on their path to success.
ACC is home of the Riverbat. Here, we are focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways.
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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.
ACC reimagined Highland Mall and transformed the former shopping center into centers of learning.
The ACC Bioscience Incubator offers research space for biotech companies and real-world training for students.
ACC works with its ISD partners to provide high school students pathways into higher education.
Austin Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
ACC has a long history of producing highly successful graduates. ACC alumni are leaders and innovators in their fields.
ACC is among the largest colleges and universities in the nation and is recognized as a national leader in excellence and innovation.
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 campuses. Today, nearly 76,000 students choose ACC annually.
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.
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart serves as the ninth Chancellor for Austin Community College District. Russell, as he prefers to be called, is dedicated to improving student success by building a dynamic community that “LOVES" its students to success.
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.
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.