Your Guide to Apartments in Highland
With satellite campus's in Austin and the surrounding areas of San Marcos, Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lockhart, and Fredericksberg, Austin Community College is a great place for the free spirited apartment goers to get their advanced education underway.
Austin Community College or ACC, as it is more popularly known, is a two year college that offers core classes in many areas of study as well as associates degrees and certifications in everything from geography to automobile repair to nursing. Night classes for continuing adult education is available as the perfect solution for those full-time working Apartment-ites and suburbanites who want to go back to school to get their high school equivalence diploma, popularly known as the “GED.”
ACC offers a student coming out of high school a way to adjust to college life by taking the “Core” classes they need in a less intimidating setting. At larger Universities these same basic classes sometimes have hundreds of students, so the attention that students get at ACC helps them easily transition from high school into their higher education.
My personal experience with ACC goes back to 1993. I found that I was woefully unprepared after high school for any college, and the slower pace of ACC helped me tremendously. My classes were small, usually about 15 students to a teacher and I met people from every conceivable walk of life. The professors that worked there were very helpful and at no time did I feel that I was a burden to them or that I wasting their time by asking for help. One of my professors actually called my apartment after I had been sick for about a week with bronchitis to ask how I was doing!
Relatively inexpensive, tuition for the 2008-2009 school year starts at $54 per credit hour, breaking out to $648 for a full semester of 12 hours with fees included.
Because ACC does not offer any dorm or residence living, you will be commuting from home or your very own apartment. There are a number of wonderful, amenity rich and affordable apartment communities near all of ACC's 7 satellite campuses. Whether you are taking classes at Cyprus Creek, North Ridge, Rio Grande, Eastview, Riverside, South Austin, or Pinnacle, you can easily find a great apartment nearby. Use Apartment Home Living's Find An Apartment search tool to find an apartment that is perfect for you.
The bottom line is: If you want to take basic classes for virtually any area of study, it can be done here very easily and inexpensively. You can then apply to transfer to any major university with the core classes out of the way.