Community Colleges, also known as Junior Colleges, serve students in their local community, usually at a very affordable tuition level. Community Colleges provide job skills and training to students, and typically also offer transfer programs to state colleges and universities.

Explore these community college systems for all the opportunities they may offer you. Some are very good at promoting their veteran services programs, others are not. Do your research, and compare what you learn on your own with the excellent data we provide in our school finder.

Alabama

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At ACCS, we are committed to providing broad access to quality, affordable education. We offer life-long learning opportunities through academic transfer programs, adult education and workforce development that can provide a strong foundation for bright futures. Dual enrollment classes allow high school students to earn college credit, saving money and time. Our non-credit programs help adults work toward their GEDs and train employees for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers.

More than half of Alabama’s freshmen and sophomores study at one of our colleges to earn an associate’s degree or transfer to an upper-level institution. Marion Military Institute, the oldest military junior college in the nation, provides opportunities for entry into the service academies of all branches of the armed forces and provides students with one of the few opportunities in the nation to achieve a second lieutenant’s commission after earning an associate’s degree.

National and international businesses continue to look to Alabama for growth opportunities and a highly-skilled workforce. Small businesses, the lifeblood of our state’s economy, count on us to provide skilled workers equipped with new and enhanced skill sets to meet their changing needs. Our workforce assessment and training initiatives through the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) provide valuable growth opportunities for both employees and employers.

Success has many faces. We are here to help you achieve your goals – whatever they may be. Whether you want to begin an academic journey leading to a degree, learn new skills, enhance existing ones to move your career forward, or simply explore a new hobby, success is yours to pursue. I invite you to visit any of our college campuses and let us become a partner in your future.”

Colorado

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Our colleges are exciting, dynamic institutions that allow you to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals. We welcome everyone who desires an education or seeks to enhance their knowledge and skills. We are the primary doorway for freshmen and sophomores entering Colorado’s higher education. Our colleges are less concerned with where you’ve been than where you want to go and our fundamental goal is making certain that every student receives the individual attention he or she deserves. Our talented instructors are hired to teach and only to teach. Our classes are kept small to ensure that the student-teacher relationship remains vigorous and energetic.

Hawaii

Hawaii Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Page
Veterans Services

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The University of Hawai‘i System includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawai‘i, UH offers opportunities as unique and diverse as our Island home.

Kansas

  • Kansas Community Colleges
  • Chancellor’s Page: check each local community college
  • Veterans Services: check each local community college

Statement

There are 19 community colleges in the state of Kansas. We are strategically located throughout the state and offer different areas of expertise, yet our network is united by our efforts to advance our citizens and encourage economic growth within our state.

Our Mission: To build better futures through cooperation, collaboration and communication in advocating on behalf of community colleges to better serve Kansas constituencies.

Our Vision: Responsive, affordable, accessible and quality learning opportunities.

Missouri

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Unlike the state’s public universities, each of which has a unique state-designated mission, community colleges work together to advance a common mission. That mission was formally articulated in 2010, when the Presidents/Chancellors Council adopted the following mission statement:
As comprehensive, open access institutions of higher learning, Missouri’s community colleges serve the diverse learning, workforce, and economic development needs of their communities.

Montana

Nebraska

The Nebraska Community College System believes that education is an investment in human resources and is fundamental to the quality of life and the economic prosperity of the State of Nebraska. –

Nevada

New Jersey

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New Jersey’s 19 community colleges provide over 1,700 high-quality transfer programs, occupational programs, continuing education courses, business support services, and community service programs at a reasonably low cost in response to local and statewide needs. The mission of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges is to provide statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges and to perform sector coordinating responsibilities as required by state law.

New Mexico

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New Mexico is a unique state with excellent opportunities for higher education. There are seven four-year public postsecondary institutions, three of which are research universities; ten two-year branch community colleges; seven two-year independent community colleges; and four Tribal postsecondary institutions.

North Dakota

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North Dakota Community Colleges offer career and technical education programs that prepare students for direct entry into the workforce, as well as associate’s degrees designed for transfer into specific bachelor’s degree programs.

Oklahoma

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The State System is comprised of 25 colleges and universities – including two research universities, 10 regional universities, one public liberal arts university and 12 community colleges – and 11 constituent agencies and two university centers. The State System is coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and each institution is governed by a board of regents.

Oregon

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The OCCA mission is to advocate, communicate and collaborate to strengthen community colleges for the benefit of Oregonians.

Texas

Utah

Wyoming

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No matter your interests or goals, Wyoming’s Community Colleges offer affordable, accessible programs to take you farther in life – without having to go far from home. Explore our seven unique campuses and learn how you can improve your quality of life through learning. And that’s just the beginning…