Community college


The vision of the public junior college, 1900–1940.


Many of these institutions and organizations present the most current research and practical outcomes at annual community college conferences. The American Association of Community Colleges has provided oversight on community college research since the 1920s.


In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, most Canadian colleges began to provide practical education and training for the emerging and booming generation, and for immigrants from around the world who were entering Canada in increasing numbers at that time.

After graduating from a community college, some students transfer to a liberal arts college or university for two to three years to complete a bachelor's degree. Before the 1970s, community colleges in the United States were more commonly referred to as junior colleges.


Cecilio Putong, who in 1971 wrote that a community school is a school established in the community, by the community, and for the community itself.


CCRC's publishes research reports, briefs, and resources geared toward a variety of community college stakeholders, including college and college system leaders, faculty and support staff, policymakers, and institutional researchers. The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has provided education for community college boards of directors and advocacy for community colleges since 1972.


By the 1980s, many colleges had recognised a community need for computer training.


AACC publishes a research journal called the Community College Journal. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, has been conducting research on community colleges since 1996 to identify barriers to students' post-secondary access and promising solutions.

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