Official ACC Press Releases

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ACC awarded Department of Education grant to support stop-outs

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 1:02pm

Disruptions caused by the pandemic remain an obstacle for students across the nation. At Austin Community College District (ACC), students who want to complete their degree are now eligible for new support. The college was awarded a new Department...

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ACC Named Best Community Colleges in Texas by Intelligent.com

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 9:57am

College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. Intelligent.com researched and evaluated more than 3,000...

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ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard M. Rhodes Announces Retirement

Posted on Wed, 01/18/2023 - 2:03pm

College’s longest-serving Chancellor will retire in August 2023 Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, will retire in August 2023 after 12 years of service to the college and the Central Texas community. He is the...

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ACC is closed in honor of MLK Day January 16, 2023

ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/13/2023 - 9:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. With support from the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center, the college will participate in...

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ACC launches new ONLINE OPTION for bachelor’s in Nursing

Posted on Fri, 01/06/2023 - 1:11pm

Texas ranks second on the list of states with the most severe nursing shortage. The demand for BSN-credentialed nurses is increasing, especially in Central Texas, with an aging workforce and increased population. To help skill-up more registered...

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ACC closes for winter break

Posted on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 1:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, until 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 3.  Spring registration will remain open through the break. Students may view the spring course schedule...

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ACC’s online programs named Top Online College for second straight year

Posted on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 10:16am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek. The ranking is based on online degree programs, including hybrid programs with online and offline courses or exams. ACC...

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ACC celebrates 3,500+ graduates at fall commencement ceremony

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2022 - 1:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the more than 3,500 students invited to participate in its 2022 fall commencement ceremony. ACC’s celebration honors those who have completed an associate degree, workforce certificate, or high...

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ACC & Southern New Hampshire University Launch New Partnership

Posted on Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:06pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) launch a new partnership to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students seeking a bachelor’s degree. The college held its first in-person articulation...

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ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving

Posted on Fri, 11/18/2022 - 2:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24. All offices and campuses will reopen at 8 a.m., Monday, November 28. Registration remains open through the holiday weekend. The college offers...

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Registration is now open for spring classes at ACC

Posted on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 9:28am

Spring registration opens at Austin Community College District (ACC) for everyone on Monday, October 31. Students are encouraged to register early, because high-demand classes are filling up fast. “What is more important is finding a way to support...

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ACC closed in observance of Veterans Day, November 11

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:41pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. All campuses and centers will reopen on their normal schedules Saturday, November 12. Registration for spring semester courses remains open for...

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ACC adds support to plan, register, and pay for classes

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:35pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides additional support to help the community increase its earning potential. The college’s first Registration Week runs from Monday, November 14, through Saturday, November 19. Registration Week offers...

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ACC Lights Up Purple to Honor Largest Scholarship Gift in College History

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 9:45am

Paying for college is one of the biggest barriers students face. According to national data, 68 percent of students worry about having enough money to pay for school. Austin Community College District (ACC) is proud to celebrate the largest donation...

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Thank you Central Texas Voters

ACC projects victory for $770 million bond proposition

Posted on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 10:17pm

Voters in the Austin Community College District (ACC) appear to have approved the college’s $770 million bond proposition according to election results posted at 10 p.m. Tuesday evening. The bond funds projects in all regions of the District that...

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ACC hosts Austin Studio Tour to feature local artists and collaborations

Posted on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 11:26am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will participate during weekends 1 & 2 of the 20th annual Austin Studio Tour. During weekend 1,  visitors will see demonstrations, exhibitions, performances, workshops, a two-day art sale, and guided...

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Plan now for spring semester, as registration opens at ACC

Posted on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 9:47am

Registration is now open at Austin Community College District (ACC) for current and former students for spring 2023. Classes fill fast so new students are encouraged to plan now and apply ahead of registration opening to everyone on Monday, October...

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ACC Honored for Successfully, Intentionally Serving Latino Students

Posted on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 11:46am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of nine institutions nationwide to earn recertification for the National Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education for its ongoing work to support and serve Latino students. ACC was first awarded...

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ACC’s IMPACT Lab celebrates ribbon-cutting with local VIPs

Posted on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 9:28am

As the Central Texas Manufacturing sector continues to grow, Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of the ACC IMPACT Lab, the college’s manufacturing incubator.  When: Friday, October 14 Time: 9:30 a.m. Where: ACC...

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ACC hosts ACE Fellow to strengthen institutional and leadership capacity

Posted on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 8:03am

Dr. Lewis Image.jpg Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes its inaugural American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Dr. Desmond Lewis. Lewis is one of 46 Fellows selected nationwide for the 2022-23 academic...

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ACC Trustees approve tax rate for 2022-23

Posted on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:48am

The tax rate remains among the lowest of community colleges statewide The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a new tax rate for the 2022-23 property tax rate during a special meeting Thursday, September 22. The tax...

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Unveiling of New Amado Peña Mural at ACC Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 8:01am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts an art exhibition honoring the works of Texas native and internationally acclaimed Southwest artist Amado Peña at ACC Highland Campus. Peña’s high-anticipated mural at ACC Highland — ‘Bridges to Success...

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ACC closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Wed, 08/31/2022 - 3:39pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 5. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 6.  It’s not too late to register for fall classes at ACC. Registration remains open for 14-, 12...

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ACC Trustees Unanimously Approve 2022 Bond Election

Posted on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:35pm

Funds to grow talent pipeline and expand in-demand programs The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously approved a $770 million general obligation bond for the November 2022 ballot. If voters approve the bond,...

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Take three classes for FREE this fall at Austin Community College

Posted on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:13am

Want a free college class this fall? It’s not too late to sign up. This fall Austin Community College District (ACC) offers up to three FREE classes that can lead to an in-demand workforce credential.  The college’s Level Up Program, provided in...

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Additional back-to-school support at ACC’s Resource & Registration Fairs

Posted on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:59am

It is officially back-to-school season! Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a special fair to help students get support to start classes this fall.  The ACC Registration & Resource Fair is happening at FIVE campuses across the district...

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Three ACC students selected for NASA scholars programs

Posted on Wed, 08/03/2022 - 4:16pm

Three Austin Community College District (ACC) students will participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Virtual Experience. The week-long program runs from Wednesday, August 3, through Tuesday, August 9.  ACC students Connor...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves FY 2022-23 budget

Posted on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a $467 million budget for fiscal year 2022/23, during its regular board meeting, Monday, August 1.  The balanced budget includes raises for all employees and funds the operations of...

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ACC to build Study Abroad programs through national grant

Posted on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:26pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has been selected to receive funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. ACC is one of 44 colleges and universities across the...

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ACC awarded $40,000 to develop new nursing & health AI incubator

Posted on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 1:42pm

The college is one of 15 selected nationwide to join national AI Incubator Network Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies, and Intel, as part...

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ACC & UFCU Expand Partnership to Launch New Scholarships & Create Event Pavilion at ACC Highland

Posted on Thu, 06/30/2022 - 8:22am

UFCU commits $5 million to fund student scholarships & name a new park pavilion at ACC Austin Community College District (ACC) and University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) are expanding their partnership to fund new student scholarships and help...

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Happy 4th of July. Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day Monday, July 4.

ACC is closed Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. Registration for fall classes remains open!

Posted on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:33am

Summer and fall registration remains open for everyone Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day Monday, July 4. The college reopens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses...

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ACC to close on Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 9:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.  Registration for summer and fall classes remains open. For summer sessions, eleven-week, 9-week, and 5...

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ACC appoints college’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Posted on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 9:55am

JacksonNicole.jpeg Austin Community College District (ACC) has named Nicole Jackson as the college’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).  The EIR was created to bring real-world expertise and entrepreneurial...

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ACC launches fall registration 1 week early to support new students

Posted on Tue, 05/17/2022 - 1:02pm

Putting off college for even one year can lead to the potential loss of $90,000 in lifetime earnings, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To help high school seniors stay on track after graduating, Austin Community College District (...

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ACC celebrates record number of graduates during Spring Commencement

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2022 - 9:23am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates another record-breaking graduating class at its spring 2022 commencement. More than 3,340 students are invited to participate. Combined with the almost 3,400 graduates who were recognized at fall...

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Get your bachelor's in manufacturing at ACC

Get a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing at ACC. Information session happening July 6

Posted on Sun, 05/01/2022 - 11:17am

Registration is open for the first cohort in Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest bachelor’s degree program. The Bachelor’s of Applied Technology (BAT) in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to move working professionals in...

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 earns LEED Gold certification

Posted on Wed, 04/20/2022 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus, Highland Phase 2, is being recognized for its sustainable design and construction. The campus was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S....

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10+ years in the making: ACC celebrates grand opening of Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 9:37am

Meet us at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus. More than a decade in the making, ACC celebrates the grand opening of its flagship Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.) with a celebration and community open house. ACC...

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ACC Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Manuel Gonzalez as interim Trustee

Posted on Tue, 04/12/2022 - 6:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees appointed an interim Trustee, Dr. Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez, in a split decision, to the vacant Place 5 seat during a special meeting on Monday, April 11.   “We are extremely fortunate to have...

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9 years in a row: Austin Community College District keeps tuition low

Posted on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Trustees voted to keep tuition and fee rates unchanged for 2022-23 to help make college more affordable for more students. The decision came during the Board’s regular meeting on Monday, April 4. It marks a...

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ACC helps connect the dots to resources through Adulting 101

Posted on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 2:34pm

Figuring out life can be tough, but we’re here to help.  Registration is now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) one-day showcase called Adulting 101. Join us online or in-person to learn skills that can help you find success beyond...

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ACC to close for Spring Break March 14 through March 21

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for Spring Break starting on Monday, March 14, through Sunday, March 21. The college reopens 8 a.m., Monday, March 21. Registration remains open for the second 8-week session. Short semester courses...

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ACC announces new updates to health and safety protocols for Spring 2022

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 4:15pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) announces updates to its health and safety protocols, after the Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor the flexibility to increase or decrease COVID-19 health and safety measures of ACC students,...

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ACC at Center of Technology, Innovation, and Defense at SXSW

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 9:29am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will welcome prominent figures across government, the tech sector, and academia as it opens SXSW 2022 at the downtown Rio Grande Campus. The two-day event begins on Friday, March 11 with a focus on information...

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ACC disbursed $55 million+ to help students cover expenses during COVID

Posted on Wed, 03/02/2022 - 2:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues its work to make college something everyone can afford and pursue. To date, the college has distributed more than $55 million to over 15,500 students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief...

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ACC Board of Trustees seeks applicants to fill Place 5 vacancy

Posted on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 3:38pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) is now accepting applications for its Place 5 seat. The board adopted a process to select the new Trustee during a special meeting Monday, February 21.  “While 2022 continues to be...

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First ACC IMPACT Lab company develops sensing drone for severe weather

Posted on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 5:49pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes the first company to its manufacturing incubator, the ACC IMPACT Lab.  Zpryme LLC is a research, media, and events agency focused on energy. Date: Tuesday, February 22 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where...

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ACC offers two new scholarships for Certified Information System Security Professional

Posted on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 1:24pm

Applications are now open for two new scholarships for students who want to start a career in cybersecurity.  The new Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) scholarship, offered in partnership with (ISC)² Chapters, will help...

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Getting the best value for a college degree: Transfer Tips from ACC to a University

Posted on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 9:12am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops for Transfer Week Monday, February 7, to Friday, February 11. The events offer students an opportunity to connect with universities and ACC's transfer team to learn more about what...

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