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Anne Arundel Community College is a public institution located in Arnold, Maryland. Arnold is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

237 Undergraduate Degrees

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Anne Arundel Community College Rankings

AACC landed the #28 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 408 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

AACC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at AACC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Anne Arundel Community College?

Location of Anne Arundel Community College

Contact details for AACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College Pky, Arnold, MD 21012-1895
Phone: 410-777-2222
Website: www.aacc.edu

How Do I Get Into AACC?

You can apply to AACC online at: https://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/

Anne Arundel Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Anne Arundel Community College?

11% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At AACC, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,750 a year. That adds up to $19,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AACC is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Anne Arundel Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,604 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,655 undergraduate students at AACC, with 3,604 being full-time and 9,051 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  AACC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,604 full-time undergraduates at AACC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  AACC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anne Arundel Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of AACC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 212
Black or African American 554
Hispanic or Latino 386
White 1,934
International Students 94
Other Races/Ethnicities 424

Over 42 countries are represented at AACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.

Online Learning at Anne Arundel Community College

2,458 Took All Classes Online
5,686 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,686 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at AACC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of AACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Anne Arundel Community College was -1.6%. This is the #1,736 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at AACC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of AACC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 19%
General Computer & Information Sciences 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at AACC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at AACC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer & IS Security #82
Information Technology #135

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Anne Arundel Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Computer & IS Security 97 87 184
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 36 36
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 0 7 7
Web & Multimedia Design 5 0 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 3 5
Information Technology Management 0 0 0
TOTAL 104 133 237

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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