Aug 8 2017

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About ACC

Serving Central Texas for 40 Years

Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college serving Central Texas. ACC is focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways to help students reach their education goals, learn new job skills, or advance their career.

The college currently enrolls more than 43,000 credit students and serves an additional 15,000 students each year through noncredit programs. Check out their inspiring stories at .

Start here. Get there.

  • Earn a degree and transfer
  • Train for a rewarding career
  • Advance your career
  • Start college in high school
  • Build skills to start college
  • Continue your education

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ACC’s commitment to student success

ACC is committed to helping students reach their goals. We provide extensive support services – including free tutoring, advising and counseling, and specialized help for veterans – to put students on the path to success. We’re also redesigning curriculum and implementing new ways of teaching. The college is focusing its efforts on five areas:

Goal 1: Increase persistence (term to term and fall to fall)

Goal 2: Complete developmental and adult education course progression to credit courses

Goal 3: Increase completion of all attempted courses with a C or better

Goal 4: Increase degree/certificate graduates and transfer rates

Goal 5: Increase success equity across all racial/ethnic/gender/income groups

For more information on student success, visit .

What it means to be in-district

ACC serves eight counties in Central Texas. The Service Area is defined by the legislature and includes Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco, and Gillespie counties, plus a portion of Gonzales County.

Many communities within the Service Area have chosen to join the ACC District through the annexation process. Those residents pay property taxes to help support the college (about 9 and a half cents per $100 valuation, significantly below the state average) and receive benefits such as:

  • In-district tuition
  • Full-service campuses in close proximity to home
  • Customized training programs designed for the local workforce

The ACC District includes the city of Austin as well as the Austin, Leander, Manor, Del Valle, Round Rock, Elgin, and Hays school districts. See ACC District service area map.

The Master Plan and Strategic Plan

ACC is creating an Academic Master Plan that will guide the college’s instructional programs and student services to increase student success and continue to meet the needs of an evolving workforce. The Academic Master Plan will drive facilities needs and dovetails with the development of the college’s Strategic Plan, which will provide broad goals and general guidance for college operations and programs.

ACC’s economic impact

Community colleges play a key role in returning the country to economic vitality. From boosting students’ earning potential to growing local tax bases and diminishing the need for social services funded by taxpayers, ACC and other community colleges have a major economic impact.

ACC’s accreditation

Austin Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

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