Philosophy & Strategic Plan

Want to learn more about our purpose and mission? Our strategic plan is outlined here, where you’ll find more about how we’re guided by our values each day.
Community College Baccalaureate Association


The Community College Baccalaureate Association believes an educated populace is the foundation of a free and prosperous society and the baccalaureate degree serves as a gateway to advanced career opportunities and an enhanced lifestyle.

As a result, the CCBA strives to ensure that all students who desire to pursue a baccalaureate degree can do so in a way that is convenient, accessible, and affordable.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision: Students in every community have direct access to high-value baccalaureate degrees. 

How Will We Achieve This?

Our Mission: CCBA is the nation’s leading network of community colleges who build and sustain high-value baccalaureate degree programs. 

Community College Baccalaureate Association

Our Values

CCBA believes the community college baccalaureate degree: 

  • Is a credential that serves as a gateway to advanced career opportunities and economic mobility;
  • Allows students who desire to pursue a baccalaureate degree to do so in a way that is accessible and affordable;
  • Is a structural evolution of higher education by providing access to those would otherwise go unserved;
  • Provides an environment that fosters a student’s growth and honors their personal story as they pursue a baccalaureate degree; 
  • Is responsive to employer needs;  
  • Ensures opportunity is grounded in social justice and equity; and
  • Maintains/safeguards/protects the vibrancy of our communities.

Strategic Objectives

Areas to guide the work of CCBA on a daily basis.

  • Share resources and provide networking to augment the knowledge, skills and abilities of members (Professional Development)
  • Co-construct opportunities with partners nationally and internationally to ensure a collective impact (Partnership)
  • Disseminate information, evidence and experts to expand awareness of the baccalaureate with focus on outcomes, equity and social justice (Communications) 
  • Advocate for the CCB at the state, national and regional levels (Advocacy)
  • Implement a financial plan that assures sustainability of the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives (Financial)

The Association attempts to gather all published articles and legislation dealing with the community college baccalaureate degree. We also solicit copies of unpublished materials related to this topic. We host an annual conference to share information and develop ways to promote the community college baccalaureate degree to governors, state legislatures, national policy boards, and other appropriate persons and organizations.