About us

Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college. ACC serves Central Texas as the primary gateway to higher education and technical training. ACC’s mission is to provide open door access to an affordable college education for those who want to earn a degree, learn a marketable skill, and advance their careers.

At-A-Glance

ACC is home of the Riverbat. Here, we are focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways.

  • Total annual enrollment - 70,000 plus
  • Dual credit students - 5,500 plus
  • Areas of study - 10
  • Programs of study - 100
  • Campuses - 11
  • Mascot - Riverbat
  • Motto- Start Here. Get There.

The Forefront of Education

ACC is leading the nation in transforming how students learn. The college provides flexible, accelerated learning opportunities and real-world experiences to help students complete their education on-time and graduate workforce-ready.

Transformation

ACC reimagined Highland Mall and transformed the former shopping center into centers of learning.

Innovation

The ACC Bioscience Incubator offers research space for biotech companies and real-world training for students.

Collaboration

ACC works with its ISD partners to provide high school students pathways into higher education.

Accreditation

Austin Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College.

Recognition & Achievements

ACC is among the largest colleges and universities in the nation and is recognized as a national leader in excellence and innovation.

  • Achieving the Dream Leader College
  • 2016 Forbes Magazine Best Places to Work
  • Top 20 largest colleges in the U.S.
  • # 1 choice for high school graduates and older adults
  • Top 25 community colleges for Hispanics
  • Top 100 associate degree producers
  • 1 of 10 National Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers
  • League for Innovation in the Community College Board Member

History

ACC opened on September 17, 1973, with one campus serving 1,726 students. What started as an extraordinary vision among community leaders and education pioneers is today the primary gateway to higher education and career training in the region. Over the past 40 years, ACC has grown to become one of the largest colleges and universities in the nation with 11, soon to be 12 campuses. Today, nearly 76,000 students choose ACC annually.

Programs taught in:
  • English
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