Community College and Higher Ed Resources

American Association of Community Colleges

Updates on policy issues, research and information, AACC programming, and strategic outreach to business and industry.

American Educational Research Association

Concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Provides links to features, publications, tips and association news.

Community College Journal of Research and Practice

Published in the UK, the only two-year college journal that is international in scope.

Community College Research Center (CCRC)

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and housed at the Institute on Education and the Economy (IEE) at Teachers College , Columbia University. Takes a broad and comprehensive view of community colleges in order to frame the critical questions concerning the fundamental purposes, problems, and performances of community colleges. Promotes research on major issues affecting the development, growth and changing roles of community colleges in the United States. Site provides access to research, links to conferences, publications, seminars and community college resources.

Community College Research Center

CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. They conduct research on the issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance. Housed at Teachers College, Columbia University, CCRC strategically assesses the problems and performance of community colleges in order to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students.

League for Innovation in the Community College

Details, descriptions, and implementation strategies of successful community college innovations, searchable database, and discussion forums.

Michigan Community College NETwork (

Reports, studies, surveys and other data related to community colleges in Michigan. Home base for the Michigan Community College Data and Evaluation Committee (MCCDEC), which provides expertise on the collection, interpretation, and evaluation of data in terms of value, implications and information content of the data, for community colleges and community college stakeholders. Also provides resources regarding community college terminology.

Michigan Community College Association

Represents the 28 public community colleges in Michigan. Web site includes community college links, directories, association calendar, and workforce development links.