Virgina, Maryland and DC


The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) performs administrative functions for 23 community colleges in the state. The VCCS works with the governor and state legislative offices to establish new or revise existing policies to support its state-wide mission of delivering affordable educational opportunities. The VCCS also appropriates system-wide budgets which include tuition and faculty pay rates and capital development projects. The president of each community college is responsible for executing his or her college mission within the VCCS policy guidelines.

Washington D.C.

2,708 enrolled in credit courses (Fall 2010). 37% FT & 63% PT (Source: Jonathan Gueverra, CCDC CEO)

The Community College of the District of Columbia (CCDC) is a new institution that is part of the University System of the District of Columbia. It was created in January 2009 and has taken over the existing associate degree, certificate and workforce development programs from UDC. It began offering classes in Fall 2009. Prior to the establishment of CCDC, a large number of DC residents attended community colleges in Virginia or Maryland.


140,031 enrolled in credit courses (Fall 2009) 39% FT & 61% PT (Source)

Maryland has 16 community colleges, and they operate independently in all operational areas such as budget, tuition, employment and etc. Each college has its own community focus and mission and works directly with the state to help fulfill their mission. That said, all 16 community colleges belong to the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) to help provide a coherent voice and agenda to the state legislators.

Contact spreadsheet for MD, VA and DC (Excel 2007 (.xlsx) 17kB Feb20 11)