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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


APPA Community College Member Highlight

In an effort to highlight APPA's current community college members, we would like to highlight your sucesses! Each month (or quarter) we will highlight a current APPA community college member. Submit a brief write-up of your campus or a project on your campus. Click here to download the form.

APPA Community College Engagement Group Co-Chairs

J.B. Messer, Chief Facilities Officer, Community College of Allegheny County

Michael Posey, Director of Facilities, Operations and Construction, Pima Community College



CCEG Recruitment Toolbox

Introductory Email
APPA Advantage Flyer Institution
A Year of Engagement
Community College Engagement Group Description

How to Organize a Drive-In Workshop

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