College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support

Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. researched and evaluated more than 3,000 community colleges based on academic quality, graduation rate, cost and return on investment, and student resources.

“ACC has been committed to serving as the top workforce trainer for fifty years. We couldn’t do this without everyone working together,” says ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes. “The college remains at the forefront of higher education. We are honored to add this award to all the ACC achievements. It proves we are honoring our commitment to closing equity gaps and serving our community.”

On this list, ACC also was named Best for City Learning. “If you’re looking for a great school in a fun city, ACC wins on both points,” states the report. “The college partners with industry and university leadership in Texas to ensure that students graduate ready to achieve their goals. The desirable urban location of ACC ensures that the college can draw talented faculty and their state-of-the-art campuses mean that students can gain valuable real-world experience while they work toward graduation.” provides research to help students make decisions about higher education programs. The rankings evaluate an institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. ACC received an intelligence score of over 96 points. The scoring system looks at tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, reputation, and resources provided for online students.

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ACC remains committed to closing equity and workforce gaps and has been recognized with the following: 

  • A top workforce trainer in Central Texas, with about 80% of graduates staying in the area to work. 
  • A Minority-Majority and Hispanic Serving Institute serving approximately 70,000 students every year.
  • A multi-campus district with 11 campuses located in North, Central, and South regions of Central Texas. 
  • A flexible learning system with in-person and virtual class options, including in-person, flexible online, scheduled online, hybrid, and hyflex options.

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