New ACCT Paper Assesses Value of Community College Short-Term Credentials

Recommends Policy Changes to Reflect True Student Needs

July 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced the publication of a new report that assesses short-term community college credential program outcomes in three states, with support from the E

ACCT Joins National Governors Association in State Equitable Recovery Coalition

Group established to help states advance inclusive economic growth

June 23, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that it has joined The National Governors Association’s (NGA) new State Equitable Recovery Coalition. The Coalition is a partnership of national organizations established to build on existing efforts to drive equitable economic recovery championed by Governors of states and territories.

ACCT Expands Initiative to Strengthen America’s Rural Community Colleges

Next phase of project to establish a nationwide network, offer technical support for federal funding opportunities.

June 14, 2021

Today, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) announced its commitment to continue and expand the work of its Strengthening Rural Community Colleges research and awareness-building initiative. The study will be funded by a 17-month, $245,681 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

New ACCT Paper Investigates the Digital Divide at Community Colleges

May 13, 2021

Digital Divide: How Technology Access Impacts Community Colleges Across the United States During a Pandemic looks at the current state of the digital divide in the United States and how it is affecting community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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May 13, 2021 to June 15, 2021

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Podcast: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities

A podcast on issues in community colleges

May 4, 2021

In this episode, Travis Reindl from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation moderates a conversation between Dave Loope, President of Beaufort Community College in North Carolina, and Martha Garcia, Superintendent and President of Imperial Valley Community College in California on Strengthening Rural Community Colleges.

ACCT Statement on American Families Plan

April 28, 2021

Today, President Biden unveiled his American Families Plan, the second part of his Build Back Better strategy. The American Families Plan focuses on improving the wellbeing of children and families by investing $1.8 trillion in education and child care over ten years.

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia

March 18, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) strongly condemns the acts of bias, hatred and violence against people of Asian descent that are on the rise in the United States. 

New ACCT Paper Assesses Rural College Needs, Showcases Innovative Solutions to Making Do with Limited Resources

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities

March 16, 2021

MARCH 16, 2021 WASHINGTON— The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today released Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities

2021 National Legislative Summit Day 2 Recap + First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Lawmakers Outline Administration and Congressional Agendas

by Mark Toner

February 10, 2021

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden returned to the Community College National Legislative Summit Tuesday, almost a dozen years to the day after her first appearance following the inauguration of then-vice president Joe Biden.