AACC, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is hosting its fourth annual CCIC competition. The CCIC invites community college students to work alongside a faculty mentor and an industry partner, to craft innovative STEM-based solutions for real-world problems. Ten community colleges will be selected as finalists and will receive travel support to attend an […]
House legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (PROSPER Act, H.R. 4508) would hold colleges financially accountable for student completion – i.e., impose risk-sharing – by changing the rules for how much Title IV aid a college must return to the Department of Education for students that withdraw during an enrollment period. By answering the […]
This is the fourth in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments. The report also examines completion rates, featuring graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education (based on institutional-level reporting), and the National Student Clearinghouse’s completion rates (based on student-level data). As of October 2017, […]
December 15, 2017 | Issue # 103 AACC has been paying close attention to the legislation regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act—and I’m sure you all have, too. A marathon markup session took place this week, and AACC achieved its three biggest objectives: securing Title IV support for short-term workforce development programs; securing […]
Humanities credentials awarded to minority students increased from 12.9 percent in 1989 to 32.1 percent in 2015. Read the full PDF.
AACC will convene its second annual Advocates in Action conference June 11–12 in Washington, DC. Join other community college leaders in the nation’s capital to advocate for community college federal priorities. Participate in interactive sessions with important legislative and executive branch officials that shape federal higher education and workforce development policy. Get up to speed […]
Join the AACC government relations team for a free webinar next Monday, December 18, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET that will provide all you need to know about the Higher Education Act reauthorization legislation (PROSPER Act, H.R. 4508) making its way through the House of Representatives. The legislation makes significant changes to current law – […]
Recently, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) task force on Academic Progression asked for feedback regarding their draft position statement The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing as Minimal Preparation for Professional Practice. We have provided feedback and urge you to do the same. Community college nursing programs fill a critical need across the country. […]
Download the joint AACC and ACCT letter regarding proposed HEA legislation. [PDF]
Trends in performance-based funding Twenty-six states use performance-based funding to allocate funds to their public two-year colleges. Read full PDF.