The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) is a private, non-profit higher education membership organization serving the educational needs of two-year college students and the business/industry needs of the state. AATYC represents all twenty two (22) public two-year colleges in Arkansas. The Association facilitates the sharing of ideas, resources and opportunities among its members, and advocates on behalf of members’ students.
AATYC serves its member colleges and the state of Arkansas in these main areas:
Leading partnerships and initiatives that promote higher education, workforce development, student success and collaboration among two-year colleges.
Publicizing the positive impact that two-year colleges have on students, families, local communities, businesses and the state economy.
Collaborating with state business/industry leaders to create high-wage, high-demand employment skills training and to maintain a competitive workforce.
Promoting intitiatives that improve developmental education, certificate/degree completion and employment rates of two-year college students.
Improving the quality of higher education through faculty and staff development and leadership opportunities.
Communicating with local, state and national educational and governmental entities to ensure Arkansans receive the highest quality two-year education possible.