Policy Agenda


The RCCA seeks to promote federal and state policies that will position and fund rural community colleges as catalysts and coordinators of community development leading to sustainable regional economies.


That goal is based on the conviction that rural community colleges offer a unique, “place-based” capacity to engage rural people, institutions and communities in the process of building and sustaining better places to live, learn, work, and grow. RCCA seeks formal recognition — in federal and state policies and practices — of the significant role community colleges play in workforce training and community economic development.


Read the full statement of goals, principles and strategies developed by RCCA’s Policy, Research and Advocacy Committee.