AACC is currently surveying community colleges to determine the impact on students of the year-round or “summer” Pell Grant. Responses from all community colleges are encouraged. Dear Colleague, Community college leaders from across the country lobbied vigorously to secure the year-round Pell Grant that was enacted last year. This change allows students to receive a second […]
The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (BSIRA) of 2018 would grant Dreamers contingent non-immigrant status with a subsequent path to citizenship. This is a positive step forward but Congress must do better than what is contained in BSIRA. AACC has joined the other major higher education associations in a letter that expresses appreciation for […]
While overall enrollment in community colleges is decreasing, their enrollment of high school students is rising. Read the full PDF.
Download the letters: Approps FY 2019 AACC ACCT Senate (PDF) Approps FY 2019 AACC ACCT House (PDF)
Download June 2018 community college priorities and legislative background documents. Community College Legislative Priorities, June 2018 (PDF) FY 2019 Appropriations (PDF) Dream Act / DACA (PDF) Higher Education Act Reauthorization/PROSPER Act (PDF)
Staff and faculty are less diverse than the student populations attending community colleges. Read the full PDF.
In this free joint webinar, the AACC and ACCT government relations teams provide an up-to-date briefing on the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization and the PROSPER Act. Download ‘The PROSPER Act and Community Colleges’ webinar slides in PDF format.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 Contact: Martha Parham 202-728-0200 x209 firstname.lastname@example.org American Association of Community Colleges Honors Visionary Work of Community Colleges Dallas, TX—The nation’s community colleges represent the best in American higher education. They are constantly innovating to increase access and success for the 12 million students they serve. Five community colleges were […]
The urgency attached to the board’s role in selecting, supporting, and positioning their institution and new presidents to thrive and excel cannot be overstated. In 2016, more than 50% of the presidents of colleges that award associate degrees reported that they anticipated stepping down within the next five years1 , yet only 21.2% of these […]
Nearly 60 percent of adult workers have some postsecondary credential. Among credentialed workers with no degree, 43 percent have a postsecondary certificate. Read the full PDF.