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 Anne Arundel Community College 

Name: Anne Arundel Community College
President/CEO: Dr. Dawn Lindsay
City: Arnold
State: MD
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Suburban
Year Established: 1961

Governing Board Website  


Anne Arundel Community College

Student Characteristics
Based on
Fall 2016 IPEDS Data

2016 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 14,689
Part Time: 10,429
Full Time: 4,260

Male: 41%
Female: 59%

African American: 17%
American Indian or Alaska: 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4%
Hispanic: 7%
Native American: 0%
Race unknown: 7%
Two or more races: 4%
White: 60%


 Dr. Dawn Lindsay

Dr. Dawn Lindsay

Board Chair 

Rev. Dr. Diane R. Dixon-Proctor
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Through hundreds of academic and workforce programs, Anne Arundel Community College proudly leads our 46,000 students to sustainable wages and a more meaningful life. In fact, last year AACC (along with our students and alumni) generated $520 million in revenue for the local economy. We’re very proud of the services we are able to provide our students, and for the stronger community and region that exists today as a result."

Interesting Facts

  • A wildly popular Science Night program for children wasn't reaching under-served students, so a science professor created Science Day. This promotes a partnership between AACC and public elementary schools, allowing children from different demographics and backgrounds to learn and get excited about science.
  • Students study abroad for credit. For example, the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute students study in Scotland and Italy, and architecture students tour London, Paris and Amsterdam.
  • A number of programs are ranked highly: Besting many four-year colleges, nursing ranked No. 1 in the state with a 93.4 percent pass rate and ranks well above the 2016 84.5 percent national average in pass/fail rates for the National Council Licensure Examination, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing; architecture and the hotel, culinary arts, and tourism programs are ranked No. 1 by Maryland’s Department of Education, and the hotel, culinary arts and tourism program ranked No. 14 nationally.
  • In 2015 the college transformed, moving from the Pioneers to a more regionally appropriate representative – a riverhawk dubbed Swoop. The wildly popular bird is now a mainstay at campus events and throughout the community.


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