Alpena Community College

102 reviews
  1. Alpena, MI
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    B-
Alpena Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
665 Johnson St
Alpena, MI 49707

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$3,626/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,604/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,607/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,260/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,322/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,162/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
91%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
812Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After Alpena Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Reviews

102 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    8
No employers recruited the campus for nurses, students were invited to the local hospital where clinical were held for recruiting but I have no interest in working at ARMC. Value of the degree earned is not good considering how much time I have invested in this degree. I am disgusted with ACC and how they were so quick to say the nursing program was a 2 year degree but I spent over 2 years taking prerequisites and over 2 years waiting to get into classes was overcharged in the process. With all the time I have spent there are many other fields I would have chosen if I would have known I would spend this much time towards an associates degree. With the time I have invested in school I should be looking at a possible six figure income but that will not happen in nursing, I can guarantee that. I could have easily gone for a speech pathologists degree and be making six figures. I feel ACC let me down in so many ways it is unforgivable. I did not even attend the pinning ceremony for my RN degree. I will never step foot on that campus again for anything! I really don't have anything good to say unfortunately.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago
I still cannot believe some of the things that happened at ACC while I attended. The couple good instructors are overshadowed by the overwhelmingly arrogant yet pretty much useless instructors. If you sent an email or left a voicemail it was all in vain because you were not going to get any type of answer. Basically you were stuck dealing with the problem at the next class when you would physically see the instructor. Sometimes this did not work out for the best obviously. My classmates dealt with this as well of course. Some instructors were also very vague with their assignments, I failed one of my psych exams because I was wasting time working on a paper where the instructor drastically changed what he wanted the paper to cover and how he wanted it layed out There was no way to change what I had already done I had to start from scratch, and this was not an unusual occurrence. My classmates all had to deal with it too and many were not happy. Class size was small in the nursing program was prerequisites had more students, but this is relative, still small classes really. In my opinion the class size does not matter if the quality of the instructors and programs suck. Most instructors 95% would read off power points for lecture, not exciting or dynamic by any means. The vast amount of negative overshadows the few positive things so much I could not possibly recommend ACC to anyone and in fact that I why I am here typing this review. If it was a good experience I am sure I would not be doing this. Its not just the instructors who make this a negative experience, its the whole college, from the registrars office to the deans, I had no problem with the janitors. Besides them everyone else made the experience negative in one way or another. To the point where I truly believe some of these people are sick. To the point they enjoyed messing up other peoples lives. I've dealt with passive aggressive people before but ACC is bursting at the seems with them.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago
I cannot think of much more that could have gone wrong for me at ACC. I was overcharged (wrongfully charged as non resident when I was resident) for 3 semesters costing me thousands in tuition I should not have payed and of course they would not give a refund. The wording on the registration was misleading, I believe intentionally and I was told multiple times by registrars office I was getting charged the rate for a resident. They cost me extra money by having me and my classmates take classes that were not needed for our degree by saying they would be needed by the time we graduated, they were not needed in the long run though so more time and money wasted. Some instructors literally refuse to answer emails, voicemails or even hand you back your work. My portfolio was missing a large portion of the work I did because my instructor never gave our work back to us or even met with like she was supposed to to review our clinical performance. I never signed the paperwork for my clinical evaluation because I never had one. Simply pathetic. The instructors at this college think they can do whatever they want and apparently they are right because to my knowledge there have been no ramifications yet.

I was held up over a year at the beginning of my nursing program because of misinformation the college gave me. Add another year on at the end because of misinformation a instructor gave me. I have nothing but bad things to say about ACC. If I could go back I would have not chose ACC, but once you start a nursing program you must finish it there, so they got ya. The student is stuck putting up with their B.S. and jumping through their hoops if they want their degree which I finally have after almost 7 years. I could have gotten a degree for speech pathology in this time and be making much much more than nurses make. The worst part is I still want to pursue my bachelors but I am burned out on school. My negative experience at ACC has taken much of my drive away.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago