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The 1,108 community colleges in the United States play a vital role in higher education for American students.  More than 12 million students – 45% of all U.S. undergraduate students – attend classes at community colleges, earning almost 800,000 associate degrees and 500,000 certificates in 2013-14.  Community colleges offer an affordable education right in the student’s community.

Community colleges play an enormous role in higher education.  APPA needs you.  Your voice can help ensure that the needs of community colleges are articulated and heard in the broader discussion of higher education facilities.

APPA’s Community College Engagement Group (CCEG) seeks to identify unique challenges and needs of community college facilities professionals; bolster participation and value of existing APPA programs and services; share best practices; and expand networking opportunities among peer professionals. All community college facilities professionals from APPA member institutions are invited to join the monthly conference calls. To join, please contact member services at membership@appa.org. There is no cost to participate.

American Association of Community Colleges, Fast Facts, February 2016



Recruitment Materials

Community College Toolbox  
Introductory Email
APPA Advantage Flyer Institution
A Year of Engagement
How to Organize a Drive-In Workshop

Community College Highlight

Aims Community College

Campus Footprint: 600,000/ 320 acres over 4 campuses
Student Full-Time Enrollment: 7,500
APPA Region: RMA
Best Practice or Project on Campus
Standardization of planning and design in construction for student success. The strategic plan focuses on key measures and key outcomes while supporting the tactical plan for student success. Through this collaborative process, construction materials, project delivery and FFE provide student the latest tools for success.
Contact Person: Michael W. Millsapps, CFM Executive Director - Facilities and Operations

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