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Community colleges provide a critical resource for the future of our nation. With more than 1,200 institutions nationwide, they offer ready access and a cost-effective answer to maintaining a world class workforce in a global economy. In addition, they have been identified by business, philanthropic, and policy leaders as key to increasing the numbers of college-educated Americans in the next decade. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) advances the cause of community colleges and their more than 13 million students.

Membership is AACC's single most important source of support, and the Association's relationship with its members is the highest expression of our commitment to AACC's mission of being the national voice of community colleges.

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Is Your College a Member?

All our institutional members are on the Community College Finder. Use our handy guide to find out if your college is a member of AACC.

Member Benefits

Advocacy: Your National Voice

AACC has forged effective relationships on Capitol Hill and with the White House and key federal agencies, as well as with prominent businesses and the news media. Through those relationships, AACC keeps community colleges in the spotlight, increasing awareness of their value, and fighting for resources and programs critical to member colleges and their students. Within the larger higher education community, AACC speaks for community colleges and promotes their interests.

Leadership Development

Strong and informed leaders are essential to institutional success. Each year, AACC offers a wide range of professional development opportunities to prepare, inform, and connect current and future community college leaders. Whether it’s the large-scale AACC Annual Convention that brings together nearly 2,000 people from the U.S. and abroad, the more focused Presidents Academy Summer Institute, or the Future Leaders and Future Presidents Institutes. AACC is working to maintain the strong cadre of leaders in the nation’s 2-year institutions.


AACC has the tools you need to be successful at your job. Get news and information daily with the online Community College Daily. Read research and policy briefs on timely topics, such as enrollment trends, nursing programs, and Pell grants. Search AACC’s website for up-to-date information on grants, events, programs, and resources.

AACC members also receive discounts on Community College Press publications and free subscriptions to the bi-monthly Community College Journal, the monthly AACC Letter, and bi-weekly CEO to CEO newsletter


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Wayne Horton
Member Services Associate
Ph: 202.728.0200 x236


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