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Apr 25, 2017, 08:45 ET Five Innovative Community Colleges Named Awards Of Excellence Winners

The nation's community colleges educate nearly half of all undergraduate students. As students' needs change, so do these institutions,...


Apr 20, 2017, 05:06 ET Obama Administration Receives Harry S. Truman Award From AACC

For eight years, the Obama Administration placed community colleges in the forefront of discussions on workforce development, the nation's economy...


Apr 20, 2017, 05:01 ET Outstanding Community College Alumni To Be Honored By National Association

Community colleges are the gateway to educational and career success for millions of students. This year, the American Association of Community...


Mar 10, 2016, 14:15 ET New Credentialing Initiative

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is proud to announce the Right Signals initiative. Supported by a grant from Lumina...


Oct 01, 2015, 16:53 ET Community College Associations Issue Statement On Campus Shooting

The American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees have issued a statement in response to the...


Sep 09, 2015, 06:00 ET Education Leaders Join National Campaign For Tuition-Free Community College

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President J. Noah Brown and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President Walter G....


Jan 09, 2015, 00:01 ET AACC Applauds President Obama's America's College Promise Proposal

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) enthusiastically welcomes President Obama's bold proposal to eliminate tuition for...


Dec 03, 2014, 06:00 ET Community Colleges Vital To Building Resilient Communities

 Technical and community colleges are the key education partner for communities seeking to build cleaner, safer, healthier and economically...


Oct 30, 2014, 15:53 ET Final Gainful Employment Regulations Fail Students, Institutions And The Public

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) believes that the U.S. Department of Education's final gainful employment (GE)...


Sep 24, 2014, 15:15 ET AACC Statement on Release of FY 2011 Federal Student Loan Default Rates

The U.S. Department of Education's release of fiscal year 2011 cohort default rates serves as a stark reminder that community college default rates...


Sep 15, 2014, 11:00 ET AACC, AASCU, And APLU Announce Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the...


Jul 15, 2014, 10:45 ET Community Colleges To Advance Innovative STEM Programs Through MentorLinks

 Ten community colleges have been selected as the latest cohort to participate in an initiative that advances STEM (science, technology,...


Jul 15, 2014, 00:05 ET Community Colleges are Committed to Access, Success for All Students

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), on behalf of more than 1,100 community colleges, commends the recent report by the...


May 01, 2014, 07:30 ET Walmart Foundation Provides $4.19 Million in Support of Community College Workforce Training Programs

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced a $4.19 million three-year grant from Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready,...


Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET Three Community College Legends Recognized for Contributions to Higher Education

The future of community colleges is dependent on the foundation set by the leaders of yesterday and today. With nearly 150 years of higher...


Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET Penny Pritzker to Receive Harry S. Truman Award from AACC

Community colleges play a vital role in training workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker understands this....


Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET Implementing A 21st-Century Student Success Agenda Is Focus Of 94th Annual AACC Convention

More than 2,000 community college presidents and other senior leaders will attend the 94th Annual Convention of the American Association of...


Feb 18, 2014, 11:30 ET New report shows community college yields solid ROI for economy and students

Today the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a new report, "Where Value Meets Values: The Economic Impact of Community...


Jan 31, 2014, 11:00 ET AACC Announces Partnership With Rowman & Littlefield

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) signed an agreement with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (R&L) to manage...


Jan 30, 2014, 13:00 ET AACC, Walmart Foundation Announce Job Ready, Willing and Able Initiative

Initiative expands capacity of community colleges to train and place students in middle-skill jobs Through a new $4.19 million grant from the...


Jan 28, 2014, 15:30 ET Workforce And Training Experts Share Ideas For Preparing A Skilled Workforce

Workforce Development Institute brings together community colleges, industry in Florida How do you prepare for the changing workforce...


Jan 27, 2014, 14:00 ET 24 Community Colleges Recognized for Visionary Work

American Association of Community Colleges to Spotlight Winners April 7 in Washington, D.C. The extraordinary—often visionary—work...


Nov 05, 2013, 10:00 ET Community Colleges Expand Commitment To Building A Clean Economy With Funding From The Kresge Foundation

AACC Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Enhance Clean Technology Training and Community Resiliency Planning  A new $1.1-million grant awarded...


Oct 23, 2013, 10:00 ET AACC Launches First National Comprehensive Accountability System For Community Colleges

VFA Will Revolutionize Community College's Ability to Measure Student Outcomes  In an unprecedented effort, the American Association of...


Oct 01, 2013, 10:00 ET Community Colleges and Siemens Building Campus Living Laboratories

Colleges reducing their carbon footprints while providing hands-on learning for students Thirty community college leaders and Siemens...