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American Association of Community Colleges

Retirees Thrive at Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 01.21.2017 | College
Tom Snyder

In addition to seeking a warmer climate, lower taxes and housing costs, many retirees are relocating to college towns that provide intellectual simula...

This Is the Moment for Community Colleges to Shine

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Dr. Jill Biden

The responsibility for educating students is not the students' alone. It is a responsibility that belongs to all of us. We all reap the benefits when our citizens are well-educated and well-trained. It means that our economies are more vibrant, and our future is brighter.

Making a Difference: April Is Community College Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Community colleges serve often as the access point for education and can also be a catalyst for economic development. Here are five tips about community colleges and your way to celebrate as well as honor them this month.

'College Completion' About Students as People -- Not Just Academic Awards and Credentials

Dr. Robert Exley | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Exley

Let's never forget that we strive to teach students -- the awarding of degrees is a natural outcome, not necessarily the primary goal.

Agent Provocateur

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Megan Shank

Federal law prohibits compensation-based recruiting of students who qualify for financial aid, but it doesn't apply to the international students who contribute $18 billion annually to the U.S. economy.