Monday, June 30, 2008
The Community College of Allegheny County is ranked 2nd nationally when it comes to the number of nursing associate's degrees awarded. The only school ranked higher is Miami-Dade Community College which enrolls over 100,000 students. CCAC is also ranked 5th nationally when it comes to awarding associate's degrees in health care. CCAC President Dr. Alex Johnson says that about 60% of nurses employed in the region are CCAC grads. The school will try to improve its ranking by utilizing a $1 million dollar grant it recently received to promote diversity and to help disadvantaged and minority students.