Building a nation of learners by advancing America’s community colleges

AACC is the national voice for the nation’s community, junior, and technical colleges – the largest and fastest growing sector of higher education. AACC’s membership comprises more than 1,000 institutions serving 12.4 million students. AACC’s national and international associate members comprise higher education associations, government agencies, and corporate program participants.

AACC promotes the cause of its members through five strategic action areas:

  • Recognition and advocacy for community colleges
  • Student access, learning, and success
  • Community college leadership development
  • Economic and workforce development
  • Global and intercultural education

AACC’s membership includes more than 90% of America’s community colleges, more than 1,000 institutions.

Community college students represent almost half (45%) of all U.S. undergraduate students—more than 12 million.

  • 7.3 million degree-seeking students.
  • 5 million noncredit students (continuing education, certifications, etc.).

Wide-ranging community college curricula prepare in-demand professionals and technicians. These include business management and marketing, health sciences, computer and information technology, engineering technologies, security, education, skilled trades, and more.