About MACC

The Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is the unified voice for Maryland’s 16 community colleges. Since its founding in 1992, the Association has worked with businesses, communities, government, and other organizations to improve student success, provide job training, and promote economic development across the state.

Our 16 Community Colleges

  • Are an integral and vital segment of higher education in Maryland;
  • Function as the largest workforce trainer in Maryland;
  • Train thousands of Marylanders each year in skills needed by Maryland employers, positively contributing to
    economic development; and
  • Serve as the primary collegiate entry point for the majority of Marylanders.

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MACC Purpose:

  • Represent member colleges when taking collective action;
  • Facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among member colleges;
  • Inform and maintain effective working relationships with boards, offices, departments, agencies, groups, individuals and associations which may impact community college affairs in Maryland;
  • Provide services to member colleges; and
  • Advocate the benefits of community colleges for the State of Maryland and the students served.

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MACC Directives:

  1. Liaison:  Coordinate with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the University System of Maryland (USM), the Maryland Independent Colleges and University Association (MICUA), and other relevant organizations; maintaining relationships with state and federal organizations which relate directly or indirectly to community college affairs.
  2. Government Relations: Maintain relationships with legislators, legislative groups, the Office of the Governor, and other State departments and agencies involved in the legislative process; initiate and monitor legislation benefitting community colleges, students and Marylanders.
  3. Community College Financing: Work with the General Assembly, Office of the Governor, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and other state agencies to obtain adequate appropriations for community college operations and capital projects.
  4. Public Relations: Project the value and positive contributions of community colleges to Maryland through publications, press releases and other available methods.
  5. Economic Development and Workforce Training: Facilitate and promote the role of community colleges as a primary delivery system for job training in support of economic development in Maryland.
  6. Member Services: Provide services that assist member colleges in achieving student success.
  7. Research: Conduct research and gather data, produce reports and statistical summaries, as needed.
  8. Professional Development:  Sponsor in-service programs that can enhance the professional skills of trustees and administrators.

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