community colleges of appalachia

Join Us

Appalachian regionBenefits of Membership:

  • Annual conference featuring sessions and speakers of particular interest to CCA colleges
  • One complimentary registration to the annual conference
  • Networking and sharing of academic resources and other best practices
  • Participation in regional grants
  • Affiliation with American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Quarterly teleconference with U.S. Department of Education
  • Information about specialized workshops and conferences in the Appalachian region that relate to priority topics identified by CCA members.
  • Increased networking and exposure - CCA has almost doubled membership in the last 5 years.
  • Opportunities to present and learn from best practices at our national conference
  • Ability to take advantage of CCA partnerships

Eligible Schools to Join:
Institutions eligible for membership in CCA are community colleges (and colleges and universities with two-year programs) located within the defined ARC Region or with a campus located within the defined ARC Region. To determine your institution's eligibility, please see the map in the section About the Appalachian Region.

How to Become a Member
Becoming a member is easy and a wise investment for your college. Simply contact Dr. Anne McNutt, Executive Director ( or Dr. Brian Swords, Program and Technical Coordinator ( for more information!