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Who We Are

The Association

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) is an institutional membership organization representing Missouri’s 12 community colleges and their thousands of faculty, staff, students and administrators. MCCA provides services to its member institutions in four main areas – advocacy, education, information and networking.


From core funding to the maintenance of your community college retirement system, MCCA is your voice in the Capitol


With a wide range of events, workshops and webinars, MCCA is your home for professional development


When something big is happening that could affect community colleges, we make sure to keep you in the loop


Connect, network and exchange ideas with a statewide community through MCCA events, committees and councils

Where Community Colleges Unite

Unlike in some states, Missouri's community colleges are not a “system” with a centralized administration under one governing body. Rather, our institutions are 12 separate and independent local colleges with their own governing boards. Still, there are times when statewide decisions need to be made, and that’s where the association comes in.

As a representative body, MCCA works to build and strengthen relationships with state legislators and serve as a ready resource for policymakers on questions related to higher education and workforce training. Missouri’s community college service regions cover the entire state, allowing us to serve every Missourian and every Missouri business.