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American Association of Community Colleges
Headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. In addition, AACC is a member of “The Six” large, presidentially based associations and collaborates with a wide range of entities within the higher education community to monitor and influence federal policy and to collaborate on issues of common interest.  The association has ongoing interaction with key federal departments and agencies including the U.S. departments of Labor, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, and Commerce and the National Science Foundation. provides a list of community colleges by state and information for teachers.

American Council on Education
The American Council on Education is the nation’s coordinating higher education association. Its approximately 1,800 members include accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education and other education and education-related organizations.

Association of Community College Trustees
The Association of Community College Trustees is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, Canada, and England.

Center for Community College Policy
The Center for Community College Policy conducts research and analysis; serves as a clearinghouse for state officials, college leaders and the media on issues of community college policy at the state level; and organizes national, regional and state-level workshops around issues of community college policy.

Community College Central
Funded by the Ford Foundation, this Web site houses the research and work behind the Ford Foundation’s Bridges to Opportunity Initiative.

Community College Week
Community College Week provides news and features about community colleges, statistics and data, technology updates and special features, profiles of agencies and individuals influential to two-year colleges, and employment opportunities.

Council for the Study of Community Colleges
The Council for the Study of Community Colleges is an organization of members including university-based researchers and community college educators who further scholarship on the community college enterprise.

The Institute for Community College Development
The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD), a partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees nation-wide.

Institute for Community College Research
The Institute for Community College Research is a nonprofit research organization administered by the BCC-Foundation for the benefit of Broome Community College and assists the college in its educational mission by conducting research on the educational process at the college and at other schools for comparative purposes.

League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with our member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies.

National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges
The National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges is a nonprofit consortium of community and technical colleges from across the United States, supported by funding from its member colleges and affiliated with the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida.

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics is the federal agency that collects and analyzes data related to education in the U.S. and in other countries.

National Community College Chair Academy
The National Community College Chair Academy focuses on preparing community college leaders for their dual role as manager and administrator on the one hand and faculty member/advocate on the other.

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U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is the U.S. agency that seeks to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.

U.S. News and World Report – Community Colleges
Part of the U.S. News & World Report Web site, this section provides information exclusively about community colleges.  Students can search for community colleges, see what life on a community college campus is like, and read the latest articles about community college education.