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Austin Community College

Address: 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758, United States

Description Austin Community College

  • Location: Austin, USA
  • Year of opening: 1973
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 40 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Austin Community College (ACC) is a two-year national-level college. This institution is the gateway to higher education in Central Texas. The history of the university begins in 1973, when 1726 students studied on campus. At the moment, the number of students exceeds the mark of 40,000 people.

More than 100 undergraduate programs are taught here in 10 areas:

  • Humanities
  • Computer science, information technology
  • Design, production, construction, applied technologies
  • Education
  • Science, engineering, mathematics
  • State, social services
  • Medical sciences
  • Cooking, hospitality, tourism
  • Art, Digital Media, Communications
  • Business.

The teaching staff consists of more than 5000 highly qualified specialists of various profiles.

Options for studying at the university:

  • Asynchronous flexible online classes – fully distance learning on your schedule
  • Scheduled synchronous online classes – scheduled distance learning
  • Hybrid classes – online and face-to-face learning, all exams are held on campus
  • Face-to-face classes – attendance at courses on campus.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices at Austin Community College

Program name


  • Age – from 18 years (completed secondary education)
  • Duration of training – 2 years
  • The cost of training per credit hour is 85-434 $.

Some programs:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Bookkeeping
  • Architectural and engineering computer-aided design
  • Vehicle repair technologies in case of an accident
  • Hotel business, organization of meetings and events
  • International Business
  • Training of sign language interpreters
  • Astronomy
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Business, government, technical communications
  • Journalism
  • Korean
  • Technologies of heating, air conditioning, cooling
  • Health Information Technology
  • Diagnostic medical imaging – radiology.

Accommodation, housing and meals

The ACC does not provide dormitories, but assists students in finding off-campus accommodation.

Student organizations are partnering with central Texas Food Bank to provide students with free healthy food. Student Life offices have food pantries where students can dine.

Events at Austin Community College

Leading sports in ACC:

  • Softball, volleyball, basketball
  • Esports: Fortnite, League of Legends, Mario 8, etc.
  • Chess.

Spartakiads of interfacultural and interuniversity levels are regularly organized for athletes. The Health and Kinesiology fitness center offers fencing, martial arts and strength training lessons.

For creative directions in ACC are equipped with studios of music, performing skills, ultra-modern editing compartments, dark rooms for photographers.

On a regular basis, the university hosts scientific lectures, creative exhibitions, sports competitions, concerts and events. For those who study remotely, most activities are available online.


  • Forbes: "The Best Places to Work," 2016
  • included in the TOP-20 largest colleges in the United States
  • Top 25 Best Community Colleges for Latinos
  • 1 of 10 National Centers for Racial Healing, a Transformation of the Personality of the League of Innovation.

Equipment at Austin Community College

ACC is 11 campuses of educational activities.

  • Cypress Creek is located north of Austin in Cedar Park. The campus provides a full range of support services to enhance academic and off-campus success. In the buildings you will find a library, training laboratories, a testing center, classrooms, etc.
  • The Eastview campus has low-cost childcare services, a dental clinic and an African-American Cultural Center that hosts events throughout the year to showcase african American contributions to the history of the state and the region.
  • Elgin is located just off the busy Highway 290, but the campus has a tranquil rural environment. The Sustainable Agriculture Development Program is based here, so a working farm and greenhouses are equipped on the territory. Also on this campus is the Veterinary Technology Program: for this purpose, sheep, cows, dogs and other animals live on the territory.
  • Hays is a rising star among ACC campuses. Hays is home to an emergency response training center. On the territory there is an operational route for ambulances, a 50-yard closed tactical shooting range.
  • Highland,located inside a former shopping mall, represents a national model of material reuse. It is the largest college campus that continues to expand. There are internal fountains, unique educational premises, a park.
  • Northridge borders the Walnut Creek Green Area. This campus is home to several creative, high-tech programs: creative design technologies, radio, television, film, communications, etc.
  • Some Rio Grande buildings are more than 100 years old. The campus has served as a middle and high school for decades. Several locations are undergoing renovations, but there will soon be two enclosed courtyards, modern classrooms and an ACCelerator, an interactive learning center. Despite the renovation work, classes are held on campus to train interpreters from sign language, study social services.
  • Riverside has an engineering technology program. The campus has been around since 1984, but remains one of the most forward-thinking and technologically advanced college campuses. It is home to the Center for Latin American Studies.
  • Round Rock, a spacious and bright campus near University Boulevard, is a vital part of the Round Rock higher education district. There are general education courses intended for transfer to the university, vocational courses: welding, construction, automotive technology. In addition to the technical direction, several areas of health care are taught here.
  • San Gabriel is one of ACC's newest 100-acre campuses in Leander, one of Texas' fastest-growing cities. Here, students receive the degree of junior specialists, complete vocational courses.
  • South Austin is located near the corner of Manchaka and Stassney streets. It offers programs with double credit for high school students, vocational training is available in the following areas: car repair after an accident, visual communication.
  • The Pinnacle campus is closed for renovations (data for 2021).

All campuses are equipped with classrooms for lectures, practical laboratories, libraries.

The roof of Building 3000 serves as a place for observing astronomy, holding "star parties", special events.

ACC students can receive care for their children between the ages of 12 months and 12 years as part of a program offered by the YMCA on the Highland campus. The cost is $ 4 per hour per child, the maximum stay in the group is three hours a day / 12 hours per week. In the case of several children, parents receive a 50% discount: 2 children for $ 6 / hour, 3 children - $ 8 / hour, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is:

  • Autumn semester: August-December
  • Winter holidays: December-January
  • Spring semester: January-May
  • Summer semester: May-August.

Students rest on Saturday-Sunday, national and calendar holidays.

Additional costs include:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Books, consumables
  • Medical care
  • Sections, mugs
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
  • Annual contributions.

Classes that are classified as Z-Degree and OER use free materials, open educational resources.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Registration of new students by semester:

  • For autumn: June 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • For summer: April 18.

Requirements for applicants for undergraduates:

  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalent Certificate
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • Age – from 18 years
  • Possible test exams for reading, writing, mathematics TSI
  • Registration fee – 100$.

International students also need to provide:

  • Visa documents (F-1)
  • Certificate of English proficiency: TOEFL (iBT from 79/pBT from 550) or IELTS (from 6.5)
  • Registration fee – 100$.

Scholarships Austin Community College

Financial assistance:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships of university, faculties
  • Work-study programs.

Federal assistance is provided in the form of loans and loans, as well as under the Pella grant programs, Fafsa. For emergencies in the life of a student, a reserve fund is opened to cover the costs of housing, medical care, childcare, and other needs.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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