Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

07/25/2012 -- CCAC ranks first nationally for nursing graduates

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH— The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) graduates the largest number of registered nurses among the nation’s two-year institutions, according to a report by Community College Week. CCAC also awards the third-largest number of associate’s degrees in health careers. 

In the annual rankings, CCAC is first among two-year institutions awarding associate’s degrees in the category of Nursing: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. CCAC presented degrees to 413 nursing graduates in the 2010–2011 academic year, the period included in the current study. This is the second year in a row that CCAC has garnered the top spot in the rankings and the college remains the only Pennsylvania institution in the top 10. 

Community College Week also ranks CCAC third among two-year institutions in the number of degrees awarded in the Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences. In 2010–2011, the college awarded 625 degrees in the category. CCAC is the only Pennsylvania institution in the top 20. 

“CCAC is again honored to lead the nation’s community colleges in providing qualified nurses and health professionals in the critical field of healthcare. We are proud that 95 percent of our career program graduates choose to remain in the region, contributing to the health and economic vitality of our community,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson. “Given today’s challenging economic landscape, we are also proud that we continue to offer world-class education at an exceptional value. This is one of the reasons why CCAC educates one in every three county residents over age 18 and is the first college choice for 79% of our students.” 

Additionally, CCAC is ranked in the top 50 institutions nationally in the two categories of Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services as well as Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. Overall, CCAC is 69th in the number of associate’s degrees awarded by all institutions in 2010–2011, with 1,793 graduates. CCAC annually enrolls about 33,000 credit students who choose among diplomas, certificates and associate’s degrees in 170 programs. 

The annual Community College Week rankings of associate’s degree and certificate producers may be found at the publication’s website, www.ccweek.com

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.  

 

 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.