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Aug 13, 2015, 16:23 ET

Building Pathways for Community College Students

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is launching a major project focused on helping community colleges design and implement...

Apr 21, 2015, 06:00 ET

Seven Innovative Community Colleges Named Awards Of Excellence Winners

 The nation's community colleges are making great strides to increase completion rates. Seven community colleges were honored for their work...

Apr 17, 2015, 05:00 ET

Focus Is On The Next Big Things At 95th Annual AACC Convention

More than 2,000 community college presidents and other senior leaders will attend the 95th Annual Convention of the American Association of...

Apr 17, 2015, 05:00 ET

Vincent Tinto To Receive Harry S. Truman Award From AACC

The continuous work of community colleges to increase student success rates has been shaped by the research and recommendations of Vincent Tinto,...

Apr 17, 2015, 05:00 ET

Two 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. Through their innovative leadership,...

Apr 01, 2015, 15:21 ET

Nation Shines the Spotlight on Community Colleges in April

Have you hugged your community college lately?  Thanks to community colleges, millions of Americans—of all ages and...

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,...

Apr 09, 2014, 10:30 ET

Six Innovative Community Colleges Named Awards of Excellence Winners

 The nation's community colleges are making great strides to increase completion rates. Six community colleges were honored for their work...

Apr 03, 2014, 09:07 ET

**UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY** Vice President Biden to Deliver Remarks to Community College Leaders

 On Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m., Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to community college leaders during the American Association...

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

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...

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 21, 2014, 10:00 ET

Vice President Biden to Deliver Remarks to Community College Leaders

 On Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m., Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to community college leaders during the American Association...