576 organizations, including many community colleges, today sent a letter urging Congress to strengthen Pell Grants and protect other student aid programs when making funding decisions this year. AACC helped to draft and disseminate the letter for sign-ons. The letter’s signees include a wide swath of colleges and universities, education associations, student and public interest […]
Making progress: The attainment of postsecondary education in the U.S increased from 13 percent in 1950 to 59 percent in 2015. Read the full PDF.
According to a recent survey, 49 percent of community college students reported struggling with making ends meet, resorting to taking loans or asking friends, family or charitable organizations for financial help at least once or twice over the past year. Read the full PDF.
The Trump Administration today released its FY 18 federal budget outline. The budget outline provides an early, concrete indicator of the priorities of the new administration. The plan contains deep cuts to federal investments in education, job training, and other community college priorities. This so-called “skinny budget” is a precursor to a full budget proposal […]
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the Senate supporting key legislation reforming federal graduation rates. Download the letter as a PDF.
While the number of high school graduates is expected to remain relatively stable, the percentage of minorities among them is expected to increase, and the rate of white graduates is predicted to drop. Read the full PDF.
Public two-year colleges have seen a 9.6 percent dip in enrollment since 2013. Read the full PDF.
The AACC government relations team held a webinar to discuss key issues prior to the National Legislative Summit. Webinar PowerPoint Presentation
Community colleges are the only sector of higher education not to have any programs fail the federal gainful employment test. Read the full PDF.
Technical career students most strongly feel that their education prepared them for their jobs. Read full PDF.