Official ACC Press Releases

Millions of dollars in federal aid now available for college students

Posted on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 3:46pm

The new 2022–23 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2021  The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form opens Friday, October 1, 2021. Current and future college students who want money to help pay for college are encouraged to apply...

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ACC’s Nursing Program recognized as one of the best in Texas

Posted on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 9:18am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing program is being recognized as one of the best in Texas. A new report released by Nursing Schools Almanac –– a comprehensive and analytical resource for prospective students — ranked ACC’s associate...

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Every dollar counts: Support ACC student scholarships through two unique events

Posted on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:16am

At a time when every dollar counts, you can help students stay on track. Registration is open now for two unique events benefiting student scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC).  Riverbat Paddle Battle: A Kayak Race on Lady Bird...

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Excelencia in Education names ACC as a national finalist for accelerating student success

Posted on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a national finalist for the 2021 Examples of Excelencia. The college’s Guided Pathways Advising Through Coaching program is one of 21 finalists and the only community college program recognized in Texas. ...

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ACC Trustees adopt lower 2021-22 tax rate with expanded exemptions

Posted on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:31am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees voted to lower the college’s tax rate for 2021-22. The unanimous decision happened during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, September 13. The tax rate of $0.1048 (10.48 cents) per $...

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NI and ACC launch new Career Scholars program

Posted on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:27am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and NI (formerly National Instruments) announce a new all-inclusive scholarship program to help students from underserved communities gain careers in STEM fields. The NI Technical Scholar Program is part of...

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ACC partners with Toyota to launch training pipeline to careers

Posted on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:58am

Austin Community College District (ACC) announces its newest partnership with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). The Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) will provide a pipeline for students to train and apply for careers with Toyota...

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ACC closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Thu, 09/02/2021 - 3:07pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 6. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 7.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week classes. These short semester options...

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ACC and No-Comply agree to extend lease for the skate shop

Posted on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 4:30pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) and No-Comply Skate Shop are moving forward with a new plan to extend the lease for No-Comply. The agreement gives the college and skate shop more time to work toward a long-term solution. “I am excited to...

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ACC issues new, temporary measures for fall 2021

Posted on Fri, 08/13/2021 - 6:03pm

Face masks and self-health screening required Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Board of  Trustees met Friday, August 13, 2021, and unanimously approved new, temporary measures for the fall 2021 semester.  Effective August 20, 2021, anyone...

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ACC closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:49am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Monday, July 5. The college reopens 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses continues through Monday, July 5. The college also will...

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Tesla Launches National Manufacturing Technician Program with Austin Community College District

Posted on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 8:24am

Tesla’s START Manufacturing program gives students hands-on experience & customized training for high-demand manufacturing careers at Tesla Austin Community College District (ACC) and Tesla announce Tesla START Manufacturing at ACC. The...

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Trustees authorize Chancellor to execute agreement to lease of Pinnacle property for staging and office site for Oak Hill Parkway Project

Posted on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 9:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees passed a motion to grant the chancellor the authority to execute an agreement for the use of the Pinnacle Campus property as a staging and office site only for the Oakhill Parkway project...

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ACC fully reopens campuses this fall with options for all students

Posted on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:21am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will fully reopen this fall. The college is expanding on-campus and online options so students have more choices to get the classes they want, when they want them, and with the support they need. Registration...

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ACC closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 9:18am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 31, and will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Registration for summer remains open through the holiday weekend. The first day of summer classes begins...

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ACC takes big step toward free college

Posted on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 9:22am

During a year many struggled to continue their education, Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new all-inclusive scholarship program to help cover the costs of college. New data on ACC’s Career Scholars program show students in the...

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

Posted on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 9:30am

For the eighth consecutive year, tuition and fees will remain at just $85 per credit hour for in-district students at Austin Community College District (ACC). The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2021...

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ACC continues record breaking graduation numbers with spring 2021 ceremony

Posted on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 2:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the accomplishments of 2,800+ graduates with a virtual spring graduation. Combined with the 3,400+ graduates being recognized during the fall commencement in December, this marks another record-...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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ACC extends deadline for priority scholarship consideration

Posted on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:10pm

Students now have more time to apply for scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college announced a one-month extension to give new and current students more time to apply for a scholarship this fall. While students can apply...

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ACC named 2021 Best Place for Working Parents in Austin

Posted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 2:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was selected as a Best Place for Working Parents in a new statewide survey conducted by the Austin American-Stateman and The Best Place for Working Parents. The college was recognized for its family-...

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ACC selected for prestigious Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 4:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was selected to participate in a new, innovative academy designed to tackle racial equity issues in higher education.  Developed by Achieving the Dream and the University of Southern California Race and Equity...

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Enrollment now open for new Travis ECHS Hospitality Management Program

Posted on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 1:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Austin Independent School District (AISD), Austin Hotel Lodging Association, and Visit Austin for a new innovative program at Travis Early College High School (ECHS). Enrollment is now open for...

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ACC launches new financial aid for students impacted by COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:28pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is helping students pay for college. ACC is launching a new federal financial aid program to support students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with tuition support. The Coronavirus Response and...

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ACC hosts Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation week

Posted on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:38am

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a weeklong series of events for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) week, Monday, January 18, through Friday, January 22. The 2021 theme is...

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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its first regular board meeting of 2021 3 p.m., Monday, January 11. The meeting is the Board’s first full meeting with newly elected Trustee Dana Walker as well as newly elected board officers.  In...

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ACC and Texas A&M University-Central Texas expand partnership

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:08am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) are expanding their partnership. Together, the institutions are building new, seamless undergraduate and graduate transfer pathways for ACC...

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ACC extends & expands tuition cuts for fast-track training programs

Posted on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 2:32pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) extends and expands deep discounts in fast-track training programs to help get more Central Texans into promising career fields — quickly. The 50-percent tuition discount is now available through August 2021...

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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ACC closes 11/26 in observance of Thanksgiving, spring registration remains open

Posted on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 10:37am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. The college will reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 30. Registration for spring courses remains open during the break. Most courses will remain...

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 3rd straight year

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:20am

For a third straight year, community voters selected Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing Program as the best program in Central Texas in the 2020 Best of the Best awards, hosted by the Austin American-Statesman.   “We are so proud of...

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Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recognized with Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Award

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:07am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees was recognized with the prestigious 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Board of Trustees Excellence Award. The distinction celebrates community college Boards of Trustees for their leadership and...

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ACC Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square launch new, virtual program

Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 12:57pm

Austin Community College District’s Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square announce a new collaboration to help aspiring fashion designers and creative business owners explore what it takes to launch their own fashion business. Together,...

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Austin Community College selected for new, national credentialing initiative

Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:40pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Education Design Lab to up- and re-skill displaced workers as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) to support Central Texas' fast-growing healthcare...

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Army Futures Command selects Austin Community College District as home for new AFC Software Factory

Posted on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 5:20pm

ACC to launch national flagship training program in software development, leadership & problem solving The Army Futures Command (AFC) names Austin Community College District (ACC) as the home for its new Software Factory. The Software Factory at...

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ACC closed Monday, 9/7, in observance of Labor Day. Registration for classes remains open.

Posted on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 7. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 8.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week sessions. The 14-week option is new this...

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ACC becomes first community college in Texas to use 100% renewable energy

Posted on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 2:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is among the top colleges and universities in Texas to promote sustainable, green energy. Two ACC campuses — the ACC Round Rock and Elgin campuses now use 100 percent clean, renewable electricity making ACC...

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ACC Board of Trustees votes to rename president/CEO position to chancellor

Posted on Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:38pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially changed the title of ACC’s president/CEO to ACC chancellor. The unanimous vote took place during the board’s regular August meeting on Monday, August 3, and is effective immediately...

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ACC distributed $3.9 million to help students pay for college & expenses amid COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:24am

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to distribute funds for students impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In spring and summer semesters, more than 3,600 students received federal aid dollars through the ACC CARES Act...

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ACC closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Most staff, faculty, and students will resume remote operations at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.   Beginning Monday, July 6, a small amount of technical...

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Fall registration opens for all students Monday, June 15

Posted on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 1:26pm

Registration for fall classes at Austin Community College District (ACC) begins Monday, June 15. Most fall courses will remain online.  “There are still a lot of unknowns about the Coronavirus, and ACC continues to monitor the situation daily with...

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ACC announces plan to begin its return to campus

Posted on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 3:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin a gradual approach to return to campus beginning in July. The college released new health and safety procedures and protocols to safely phase-in a small number of workforce classes and student...

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ACC graduates share stories ahead of virtual commencement on Saturday

Posted on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 2:49pm

Austin Community College graduates, their families and friends, and the Central Texas community are invited to join together and recognize the achievements of ACC’s spring 2020 class. ACC encourages the community to wear purple in celebration and...

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ACC closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 3:18pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. Staff will resume remote operations 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend. The college’s pass/no pass grading...

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Tuition won’t increase for 7th consecutive year at Austin Community College

Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:31pm

Austin Community College continues to be the most affordable college option in Central Texas. For the seventh consecutive year, the college recommended that the Board of Trustees hold tuition and fees steady. Trustees approved the proposed rates for...

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ACC & Round Rock ISD celebrate first cohort of ECHS graduates

Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:39pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) celebrate the first cohort of Early College High School (ECHS) graduates Monday, May 18. More than 100 RRISD students are expected to graduate from ACC’s ECHS program...

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ACC celebrates a record number of 2020 graduates

Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will recognize more than 2,900 students who are expected to graduate this semester. In addition, more than 3,200 students were invited to fall commencement in December, marking the college’s largest group of candidates...

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More than 13,700 students enroll for ACC summer classes in first 24 hours

Posted on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:51pm

Registration for summer classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May 4. Within the first 24 hours more than 13,700 students had enrolled.  To compare, the total enrollment for...

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ACC students can now apply for federal CARES financial aid

Posted on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 5:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received the first portion of federal financial support to help students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications for the ACC CARES Act Student Aid opened Wednesday, April 29. Current and newly enrolled...

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ACC extends online classes through summer semester

Posted on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will move all summer classes online for the summer 2020 semester to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of students and employees.  “We are in uncharted territories that require...

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