Michigan Corrections Officer Grant Program

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) requires that corrections officers earn 15 college credits within 24 months of employment. The Michigan Corrections Officer Grant Program established a fund to be administered by the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) to support tuition and fees for corrections officers enrolled at a Michigan community college.

Governor Whitmer proclaims April Community College Month in Michigan

LANSING - To acknowledge the important contributions community colleges make in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed April as community college month, the Michigan Community College Association announced today.

"Michigan's community college network is proud to be serving students statewide to address the needs of the workforce," said MCCA President Brandy Johnson. 

Mott Community College President Beverly Walker-Griffea named CEO of the Year by American Association of Community Colleges

LANSING The American Association of Community Colleges has named Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea its CEO of the Year.

“Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea is a trailblazer and an incredible advocate for Michigan students,” said MCCA President Brandy Johnson. 


Michigan Community College Association

The Michigan Community College Association is the unified voice for Michigan’s community colleges, empowering members to lead in the areas of student success, talent development, and community vitality.

To learn more about our colleges please click on the interactive map to the right.



SB 201

Sponsor: Sen. Sean McCann
Provides for 2023-24 fiscal year appropriations to community colleges.
Bill Status: Notice of Intent to Discharge in House (5/16/2023)
Passed in Senate (5/10/2023) 20-18; Earlier advanced to Third Reading with committee substitute S-3.
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Committee (5/3/2023) Agenda
Reported in Senate (5/2/2023) By Appropriations Committee; (Agenda); S-3 substitute adopted
Committee Hearing in Senate Appropriations Universities and Community Colleges Subcommittee (4/26/2023) Agenda
Introduced (3/15/2023) To Appropriations Committee

HB 4573

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Glanville
Extends new jobs training program sunset.
Bill Status: Introduced (5/16/2023) To Higher Education Committee

Center for Student Success

2022 Developmental Education Scale of Adoption Assessment

In winter 2022, MCSS launched a review of the state of developmental education reform at the 28 public community colleges in Michigan. This publication describes the scale of implementation of practices including corequisite delivery of developmental support for English composition, implementation of and support for mathematics pathways, and revised placement processes.

Leveraging the Coalition of the Willing for Student Success in Michigan

With no formal higher education governing body to set policy or coordinate initiatives, the MCSS has relied on individual leaders and practitioners within institutions to create a coalition of the willing who have worked to move the student success agenda forward. The article provides a political and historical context for the center’s founding, and more.

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Upcoming Events

Learn more about the specific programs and workshops that are
available through MCCA on demand, online and on location.

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Leadership Academy

The MCCA Leadership Academy is a hands-on, Michigan-specific professional development program for emerging leaders in the community college sector. Participants are nominated by their community college President or Chancellor. The nine-month cohort learning journey includes three live sessions with action-based learning projects in between, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and a capstone graduation experience.

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New Jobs Training Program

Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program allows community colleges to provide free training for employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan. The training for the newly hired workers is paid by capturing the state income tax associated with the new employees' wages.

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