KYLE - The new Austin Community College (ACC) Hays County campus is on track to open in spring of 2014.
Construction of the 88,000-sf building is about 65 percent complete. The campus will offer a range of transferable courses as well as specialty programs for about 2,000 students.
Still in the construction phase, the campus is at the intersection of Kohlers Crossing and Kyle Pkwy. (FM 1626), across from the Performing Arts Center.
Spokesperson Alexis Patterson Hanes said construction is about 65 percent complete and is on track to open for the spring semester.
According to Mike Midgley, director of curriculum, most of the courses at the new ACC Hays will be transferable to four-year colleges.
Tuition at ACC Hays is several hundred dollars less per credit hour than a four-year university. Under a new co-enrollment program with Texas State University starting in the fall of 2014, students will have the option to be admitted to both schools simultaneously.
Registration begins in November for new students. Midgley said registration for current ACC students begins in October.
ACC Quick Facts from 2012:
ACC enrolled 11,385 first-time students
Of those, 712 (6 percent) held a bachelor’s degree or higher
Part-time students - 77 percent
Full-time students - 23 percent
Average age of students: 26 years old
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