Maryland Association of Communtiy Colleges - 16 community colleges, one voice

About Us

picture of State Capital Building, Annapolis MDThe Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is the voice and advocate for Maryland’s 16 community colleges and a resource for our member institutions.

Founded in 1992, the Association represents all 16 of Maryland's 2-year public higher education institutions. MACC is a voluntary, non-profit organization governed by a 32 member Board of Directors composed of the president and one designated trustee from each member college. MACC's annual budget is established by the Board of Directors and funded from a yearly dues assessment of the member colleges. MACC is a working partnership between the Annapolis-based professional staff and the leadership of the community colleges.

Statement of Purpose

The Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), with a Board of Directors composed of the president and the chair of the governing board or their designee from each member college, is organized to achieve the collective legislative and other statewide goals of its members and to advocate the benefits of community college services for the citizens of the State of Maryland. The specific purposes of MACC are:

  • To represent member colleges when taking collective action;
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among member colleges;
  • To inform and maintain effective working relationships with boards, offices, departments, agencies, groups, individuals, and associations which may have an impact on community college affairs in Maryland;
  • To provide services to member colleges, and
  • To advocate the benefits of community colleges and the students served.


Statement of Mission

MACC seeks to provide support to and leadership on behalf of the community colleges segment of Maryland higher education. MACC has these basic missions:

  • Liaison with State and Federal Agencies
  • Government Relations
  • Community College Financing
  • Public Relations
  • Economic Development and Job Training
  • Member Services
  • Research
  • Professional Development

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