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American Association of Community Colleges

Choosing to begin your postsecondary studies at a community college can save you time and money over the course of your program. The American Association of Community Colleges can help you select the right school for you.

Completing a four-year program of study before you relocate can be a challenge. You may want to consider taking your first two years of postsecondary studies at a community college, where you can earn credits that you can transfer to a four-year institution. This allows you to complete your bachelor's program in another two years.

The mission of the American Association of Community Colleges is to build a nation of learners by advancing America's community colleges. The association offers two valuable tools that may be of interest to you.

The AACC Community College Finder is a searchable, online database of AACC member community colleges. Using the database, you can view the following information:

  • Profiles of colleges
  • Enrollment rates
  • Student characteristics
  • Contact information for key staff
  • Related campuses

For additional help selecting the right postsecondary option for you, visit the College Exploration section of the Education, Training and Licensing lifecycle stage of MySECO, where you can view resources such as Time Frame to Obtain a Degree, College Scorecard and Being an Informed Education Consumer. You can also speak to a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO to discuss any other questions you may have about choosing an education institution.

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