A Message from Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, President and CEO:
Welcome to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Founded in 1920, AACC is the national voice for community colleges. AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through leadership development, policy initiatives, award-winning publications, innovative programs, research, and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media.
AACC proudly serves nearly 1,200 of the nation’s two-year, associate degree-granting institutions. These colleges enroll nearly half of the country’s undergraduates and serve the majority of underrepresented student populations in the United States. Responsive to their local community, the community colleges provide innovative, high-quality curriculum for traditional degree programs and workforce education for more than 12-million students annually.
Headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, DC, our staff interacts with legislators and key federal departments and agencies including the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, and Commerce, and the National Science Foundation.
I invite you to engage with AACC and explore all that we have to offer.