Career College Association Announces Name Change

Las Vegas, June 9 — The Career College Association (CCA) Board of Directors has approved a motion changing the organization’s name to the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Over the next few months, CCA will complete the process of changing its name to better represent students, institutions and the sector overall.

"This vote culminates a rigorous, multistep review process," said CCA President Harris N. Miller. "In voting the change, the Board recognizes the evolution of career oriented education from its primarily trade school roots to a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted, multi-modal philosophy of higher education delivery that directly responds to the demands of 21st century students, employers, and the larger economy. The phrase "private sector" is synonymous with innovation in virtually every walk of life, and the public’s faith in private sector solutions to solve most of society’s biggest challenges will carry over into the realm of higher education too."

The Career College Association (CCA) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA has 1,800 members that educate and support over one million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. CCA member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: master’s and doctoral degree programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit CCA at or follow us on Twitter: @ccanow.


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