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The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) works on behalf of the community colleges in Massachusetts, currently representing more than 190,000 students in every region of the commonwealth. MCCEO provides key information on current issues and policies connected to the community colleges in Massachusetts. Through policy initiatives, research and strategic outreach to business/industry, policy stakeholders, and media outlets, MCCEO assists the community colleges within Massachusetts in fulfilling their collective mission. Its efforts are focused in five strategic priority areas:
- Advocacy & Financial Support of Community Colleges and Students Served
- Providing Access to High Quality, Affordable Associate Degree & Certificate Programs
- Student Success & Transfer Options
- Workforce Training & Industry Partnerships
- Community College Leadership Development
The fifteen community colleges in the Commonwealth provide affordable access to higher education and prepare students to earn an associate degree or certificate, transfer to a baccalaureate program, or provide vital training to enter or advance in the regional workforce. Massachusetts Community Colleges make higher education more accessible to a diverse student population by offering open enrollment with access to developmental coursework, convenient locations, affordable tuition, and student services.