ACC (formerly Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges) has a long and successful history of collaborating with government agencies, educational institutions, private foundations and others on projects that improve the ability of member colleges to meet the needs of their students, as well as the needs of their local business and industry leaders. As a result, Arkansas is hailed nationally as a model for student success and workforce training initiatives.
“You're able to have a platform of people who are building you up and wanting you to succeed and will then give you connections at a four year university.”
–Bailey Moses, Arkansas State University Beebe
ACC member colleges serve more than 80,000 students annually.
In 2014, they awarded nearly 16,000 college credentials including associate degrees and short-term training certificates.
Average annual tuition and fees are $3,437 for full-time students, less than half the cost of a four-year university.
Additionally, member colleges partner with hundreds of businesses each year to provide customized workforce training to Arkansans.
32% of students are minority.
62% of students are female.
27 is the average age.
56% of students are part-time.
96% of students are Arkansas residents.