Supporting Community Colleges


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The role of community colleges in higher education has expanded over the years, and as the country works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, these campuses may be more important now than ever. ACE supports America’s two-year institutions with advocacy, research, programming, and innovation. Please take advantage of some of the many resources we offer, whether you currently work at a community college or support students who may have started there.

The Value of Membership

ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. Community colleges are a critical part of our diverse member base. Through membership, all faculty and staff at your college have access to programs, newsletters on current news and public policy, discounted registrations, and more. You also join the strong collective voice that advocates for community colleges and all of higher education in Washington. Please consider joining ACE, and learn more on our Membership page.

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From the ACE News Room

Free Community College Is Centerpiece of Biden Administration’s Latest Infrastructure Plan

​President Biden announced his long-awaited request for free community college as part of the American Families Plan, a proposal that represents a massive and potentially transformative investment in higher education.

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