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Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction”

Posted on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:51am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader for its work to support underserved students, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. The college was awarded the Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the...

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Changes to Developmental Math curriculum adding up to student success

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:17am

The number of students enrolled in Developmental Math at Austin Community College (ACC) is declining — and that's a good thing. "That means we are getting them into their college credit courses faster," says Dr. Charles Cook, provost/executive vice...

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Top 5 reasons for ACC’s new tuition payment structure

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:59am

Starting with the spring 2020 semester, Austin Community College (ACC) students have a new tuition payment structure. Since the announcement went out in October, the college has been using various methods to communicate to students and staff to make...

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ACC named finalist for national Excelencia award

Posted on Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:26pm

ACC only community college in Texas recognized for Latino success by Excelencia in Education Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist, and the only community college in Texas, for the 2019 Examples of Excelencia recognition. The award,...

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ACC named among Top 10 Highest Hispanic Enrolling 2-year Institutions

Posted on Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) was ranked the ninth largest Hispanic-enrolling two-year institution in the country in The Hispanic Outlook on Education annual top 100 issue. Also, among all two-year and four-year schools, ACC ranks 25th in the...

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National surveys show ACC student success, satisfaction & engagement above average

Posted on Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:19pm

Results from the 2019 Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) and the Community College of Student Engagement (CCSSE) show that recent collegewide efforts to better support student success through Guided Pathways are improving student...

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ACC doubles graduation rate in one year

Posted on Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:02pm

ACC expects to double its graduation rate from 7.2% last year to 14.9% in 2020 as a result of a focus on multiple approaches with student retention and success strategies undertaken in recent years. "This is a testament to the work and dedication...

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President's Podcast: Implementing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Posted on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:53am

In 2016, the Austin Community College District (ACC) began its work to implement Guided Pathways at the college to provide a clear, easy to follow road map to on-time completion so students can achieve their academic and career goals. ACC President/...

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Top 3 Reasons to Attend General Assembly 2019

Posted on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 3:46pm

General Assembly 2019 Connections.png Each year, ACC employees from across the district gather at General Assembly to hear key college updates. This event helps connect the dots between daily work and the strategic...

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Better coaching, bigger gains

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:29am

Community College Daily: BY ELLIE ASHFORD JUNE 12, 2019     A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. An...

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ACC celebrates record high graduation numbers at Spring Commencement

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:58pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at spring commencement 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. "Our students leave ACC with...

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The Provost's Corner: Guided Pathways at ACC - An ongoing journey

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:39am

Despite significant efforts by talented and dedicated faculty, staff and administrators across our college for the past three years, we recognize that many still have questions about what Guided Pathways is and what it means for how we all think...

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