Exciting renovations are underway at ACC's Rio Grande Campus, which is more than 100 years old. Located near the heart of Austin, the campus served as a middle and high school for decades. It was converted into a college in 1975. The main building will soon open with two enclosed courtyards, state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, and a new ACCelerator— an interactive learning hub that has been extremely successful at our Highland Campus. In the meantime, Building 3000 remains open for classes.
Rio Grande houses the Army Future's Command Software Factory and the popular PACE co-enrollment program where students take classes at ACC and the nearby University of Texas-Austin with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree. We also have American Sign Language Interpreter and Human Services programs, along with general education courses intended for associate degrees, and university transfer. Rio Grande students have access to lots of services such as academic advising, career counseling, and free tutoring services.
The campus is home to the American Sign Language-Interpreter Training Program and a gathering place for the college’s deaf community.
While ACC Rio Grande is closed for construction, classes and student services have relocated to Building 3000.
The No. 1 college for transfers to UT and Texas State, ACC is an affordable route for core classes like history, math, and English.