Austin Community College was established in accordance with the Texas Education Code and as approved by the voters of the Austin Independent School District on December 9, 1971. In the fall of 1973, Austin Community College opened with 2,363 students. The College was governed by a seven-member Board with the same membership as the Austin Independent School District. The College had no taxing authority and owned no real estate. Its boundaries were the same as the School district.

Highlights of ACC Organizational History

  • Initial Approval -1971
  • SACS accreditation – 1978
  • Separate Board approved – 1982
  • Leander ISD joined – 1985
  • Tax base approved – 1986
  • Manor ISD joined – 1998
  • Tax increase approved – 2003
  • Del Valle ISD joined – 2004
  • Remainder of City of Austin annexed – 2005
  • All of Round Rock ISD annexed – 2008
  • Hays CISD and Elgin ISD annexed in 2010

More info about ACC

Residents of the city of Austin, or any of the independent school districts (ISD) areas noted above, are eligible to vote in ACC elections.  You must be registered to vote. Last day to register to vote for the November 8 Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

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