Official ACC Press Releases

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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 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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ACC closed Thursday & Friday, Feb. 3-4, due to winter weather conditions

Posted on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is monitoring winter weather conditions. Regional forecasts predict freezing temperatures and precipitation beginning 2/2 and continuing through 2/4.  Out of an abundance of caution, and with students' and...

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ACC’s first student elected to the Board of Trustees resigns for full-time position

Posted on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 5:11pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing for a transition in its board leadership with the departure of Trustee Nicole Eversmann. “ACC would not be where it is today without the leadership of Trustee Eversmann,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes,...

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ACC kicks off a series of events to honor Black History Month

Posted on Mon, 01/31/2022 - 11:39am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture, society, and community. Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes students, employees, and the community to...

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Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Week 2022: It Takes Everyone!

Posted on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 3:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Week 2022, Monday, January 17 through Friday, January 21. The events include workshops, film...

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

Posted on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 8:41am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center will host a virtual remembrance event in honor of...

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ACC Expanding Career Scholars: Get up to $5,000 for tuition & fees

Posted on Wed, 01/12/2022 - 4:34pm

Applications for fall 2022 open January 15 — Selected students get money to pay for college plus personalized support services The push to make college free for everyone continues to grow, and Austin Community College District (ACC) is doing more...

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ACC announces new health and safety measures for Spring 2022

Posted on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 9:45am

Due to the recent spread of COVID-19 in Central Texas, Austin Community College (ACC) announces temporary changes to scale back the number of individuals on all campuses and increase safety protocols.  “While the Omicron variant is less severe, it...

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ACC recognized for 5 top programs in state and nation in new rankings report

Posted on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of the top institutions in the state and nation in 5 key programs according to a new report released by The national research group provides unbiased research to help students...

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Two Years in a Row: ACC named among best Engineering Degree Programs in the nation by

Posted on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 3:44pm

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College District (ACC) is ranked with the best engineering associate degree in the nation. The recent report, released by, compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges...

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Happy Thanksgiving. ACC will be closed November 25-28

ACC closes in observance of Thanksgiving — Spring registration remains open

Posted on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 25, and reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 29. Registration for spring 2022 courses remains open during the break. The college is fully open next...

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ACC names Dr. Monique Umphrey as new college Provost

Posted on Thu, 11/18/2021 - 4:19pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) names Dr. Monique Umphrey as the college’s new Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. In her role, Dr. Umphrey leads strategic planning for ACC’s academic mission.  “I believe in...

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Enrollment Express is Back! Schedule an appointment for 1-on-1 registration support

Posted on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 9:04am

Spring registration is now open for everyone, and Austin Community College District (ACC) is hosting two days of Enrollment Express events with in-person and online options to help students through the registration process. The first events will be...

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Career Ready Week October 25-29

ACC’s Career Ready Week connects students with job prep skills

Posted on Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:04am

Learn how to job search, get employment resources & connect directly with employers hiring today  Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Career Ready Week October 25 through 29. Participants can sign up for specialized training...

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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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