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Austin Community College

Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752

One of 50 community college districts in Texas, Austin Community College stands out for its quality education at affordable tuition rates. The faculty and staff at Austin Community College really CARES, as that is their value mission: Communication, Access, Responsiveness, Excellence and Stewardship.

The Texas college offers over 180 programs, including transfer degrees, technical certificate programs and associate degrees, as well as a continuing education program and English as a Second Language courses. Degree choices include creative writing, geology and biotechnology.

True to Texas fashion, Austin Community College is large, spanning seven campuses across the district and enrolling over 30,000 students last fall alone. In addition to its traditional campuses, Austin Community College also offers distance-learning classes via the Web. Austin Community College isn't all work and no play -- the Texas college's office of student life is home to such clubs and organizations as the Fighting Dreamers Anime Club, the Gay Straight Alliance and the Hispanic Student Association. These clubs provide opportunities to get involved and become leaders, a perfect compliment to Austin Community College's educational offerings.

The Texas college also has a strong tie to the community, as Austin Community College is the primary trainer and re-trainer of the local workforce, offering foundation skills and training. In Fact, Austin Community College graduates make up a large portion of the public service infrastructure for fire, police and health care workers.

Quick Facts:

  • Last fall, Austin Community College had 31,908 students enrolled in for-credit courses.

  • At this Texas college, 72.3 percent of students attend part-time.

  • Austin Community College was founded in 1973.

  • Austin Community College Foundation has raised over $3 million in scholarships for students.

  • Almost 80 percent of students are enrolled at this Texas college to transfer to a four-year institution.
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