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Apr 16, 2019, 00:00 ET Five Innovative Community Colleges Take Home Top Honors

The nation's community colleges serve more than 40 percent of all U.S. undergraduates, providing a pathway to the American Dream for 12 million...


Feb 13, 2019, 11:25 ET Bumphus Appointed to National Advisory Board

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, has been appointed to serve on the American Workforce...


Jan 28, 2019, 17:31 ET U.S. Department of Labor Looks To Community Colleges To Build The Nation's Workforce

Community colleges provide a pathway to educational and career success for millions of students. That pathway is recognized as a key component to...


Mar 30, 2018, 03:28 ET What are community colleges? Are they vocational schools?

While community colleges are no stranger to the national spotlight, recent attention has brought with it questions about the very definition of a...


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, always...


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...


Apr 12, 2016, 03:00 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 toward...


Mar 10, 2016, 02:15 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 Foundation, ...


Oct 30, 2015, 05:00 ET The Pathways Project - Guiding Students to College Completion

Implementing guided academic and career pathways at scale – for all students – is the shared commitment of 30 colleges that will participate in the...


Oct 01, 2015, 04:53 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 shooting...


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....


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 toward...


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 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 Community ...


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, 03:21 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 backgrounds—are getting a...


Jan 09, 2015, 12:01 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 students in...


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 viable...


Oct 30, 2014, 03:53 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) regulations are...


Sep 24, 2014, 03:15 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, 12:05 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 Institute...


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, engineering...


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 toward the...