Texas Association of Community Colleges

Texas Association of Community Colleges

TACC works with lawmakers in the Texas Legislature in an ongoing effort to promote solid policies that improve student education across their 50 public community college member districts.

Although much of that work takes place during the Texas Legislative session every two years, building relationships with legislators is a continual process. Throughout the year, TACC educates decision-makers and influencers about the needs of community colleges – to give Texas students the best chance for academic success.

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Texas Association of Community Colleges

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is a non-profit association that includes all 50 public community college districts in the state. The General Appropriations Bill and legislation affecting public community colleges in general have been and remain the principal concerns of TACC.

The Texas Community College Education Initiative (TCCEI) is a non-profit corporation (501-c-3) created in 2003 to promote educational programs and services that benefit Texas higher education. There are currently five TCCEI initiatives: Nelson Award, Achieving the Dream, Early College High School, STARLINK, and the Virtual College of Texas.

TACC’s core mission is advocacy.  The organization advances policy development before the state legislature, Texas policy leadership, and state agencies. TACC further advocates for sustained state and local funding for Texas community colleges.  The advocacy for community colleges aims to ensure a robust system of postsecondary education and workforce training for all Texans.

Texas community colleges
and the 86th Texas Legislature

For the 86th Texas Legislative Session, TACC will advocate for a blend of state appropriations and policies that promote broader access to postsecondary education and training at community colleges across the state.

Presentations & Reports

University of Texas System Study,
Dual Credit and Success in College

AIR Report,
Dual-Credit Education Programs in Texas: Phase II