Austin Community College District

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Austin Community College District
Austin Community College Highland Campus ACCelerator
Austin Community College Highland Campus ACCelerator
Motto Start Here. Get There.
Established September 17, 1973
Type Community college district
President Dr. Richard Rhodes
Provost Dr. Charles Cook
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Sports Intramurals available
Nickname Riverbats[1]
Mascot R.B. Bbhoggawact[1]
Austin Community College (logo).jpg

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is a multi-campus community college system serving the Austin, Texas metropolitan area and surrounding Central Texas communities. The college maintains numerous campuses, centers, and distance learning options to serve about 100,000 students in academic, continuing education and adult education programs.

ACC is the sixth largest community college system in the United States,[2]and the fourth largest college in Texas.[3]

ACC offers associate degree and career/technical certificate programs in 100 areas of study. Most courses taken within the district are meant to apply for associate degrees which help students qualify for jobs or which can be transferred to four-year institutions.

District and Service Area[edit]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of ACC is the following:

ACC District includes a tax base that spans the city of Austin as well as the Austin, Leander, Manor, Del Valle, Round Rock, Elgin, and Hays school districts.

ACC has administrative offices in north-central Austin at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road.


ACC offers associate degrees in numerous fields. In October 2014, the Senate Higher Education Committee met to discuss adding bachelor's degrees to ACC's programs.[5] ACC also has an honors program which is intended to "develop the ability and potential of highly motivated students."[6]


Current ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes speaking at the Hays Campus groundbreaking ceremony, June 2012
  • Dr. Richard Rhodes: 2011–Present
  • Dr. Stephen B. Kinslow: 2005-2011
  • Dr. Stephen B. Kinslow (interim): 2005
  • Dr. Robert Aguero: 2004-2005
  • Dr. Stephen B. Kinslow: (interim) 2004
  • Dr. Richard Fonté: 1997-2004
  • Ms. Janis M. Koenig (interim): 1997
  • Dr. Hosni Nabi (interim): 1996-1997
  • Dr. William E. Segura: 1993-1996
  • Mr. Roland K. Smith (interim): 1992-1993
  • Dr. Daniel D. Angel: 1985-1992
  • Mr. Roland K. Smith (interim): 1984
  • Dr. Brent Knight (interim): 1983-1984
  • Mr. Roland K. Smith (interim): 1983
  • Dr. Cecil L. Groves: 1977-1983
  • Mr. Marvin D. Shwiff (interim): 1977
  • Dr. Thomas Hatfield: 1973-1977[7]


ACC's mascot is R.B. the Riverbat. The mascot was officially adopted on November 18, 2010 after student and community consultation.[8]


  1. ^ a b "About Our Mascot". Austin Community College. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Fishel, Heather (5 November 2014). "10 Biggest Community Colleges". Campus Explorer. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Largest Colleges in Texas". CollegeStats. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "TEX ED. CODE ANN. § 130.166: AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA". FindLaw. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Bramson, Lindsay (October 13, 2014). "Austin Community College could soon offer 4-year programs". KXAN. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "ACC Honors Program | Honors Program". Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  7. ^ "History of ACC". Austin Community College. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "History". Austin Community College. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 

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