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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2018 Contact: Martha Parham 202/728-0200, x209 email@example.com The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to use […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2018 Contact: Martha Parham 202/728-0200, x209 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL 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 community college. A uniquely American concept, community colleges were started as […]
A higher percentage of high school graduates are attending college, but they are less likely to choose a community college. Read the full PDF.
By David Baime The FY 18 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress March 23rd increases funding for nearly every program of significance to community colleges, many by substantial amounts. The legislation, which funds every federal department, allocates the increased resources that Congress approved in a February budget deal. Congress has now enacted three budget deals […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2018 Contact: Martha Parham email@example.com 202/728-0200, x209 Washington, DC — American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) president and CEO Walter G. Bumphus has been awarded the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations’ (NCMPR) President’s Award for his extraordinary contributions to the community college movement on a regional or national […]
In a joint letter to Congressional leaders, AACC and the Association of Community College Trustees called on Congress to dedicate a portion of any infrastructure package to community college facilities and workforce development programs. The Trump administration, Senate Democrats and others have put forward proposals to invest federal funds in the nation’s infrastructure. Congress also […]
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March 2, 2018 | Issue # 108 When AACC began the Awards of Excellence program six years ago, our goal was to honor the visionary work of community colleges in advancing the student success agenda. Being able to hold up the award-winning colleges as examples of innovative, student-centric institutions has been one of my greatest […]
Median completion and persistence rates for colleges participating in AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability was 55 percent after six years and 59 percent for students who started full-time. Read the full PDF.