The Association of Florida Colleges, Inc. is the professional association of Florida’s 28 public member institutions of the Florida College System, their boards, employees, retirees, and associates, and the employees of the Division of Florida Colleges. The mission of the Association is to actively promote, represent, and support members and institutions as they provide their students and the citizens of Florida with a world-class college system.
History of AFC
AFC was organized in 1949 as the Florida Association of Public Junior Colleges by the presidents of Florida’s first four public community colleges. Its mission was to unite the colleges for the purpose of helping the Florida Legislature understand the Junior College and to advocate for Florida’s public community colleges in the development of the state’s long-range plan for higher education.
Since 1949, AFC’s mission and purposes have grown in scope as has the association itself. In 1971, the association changed its name to the Florida Association for Community Colleges and is the most unique organization serving any community college system in the nation. In 2010, it became the Association of Florida Colleges to reflect the growth of numerous community college members into state colleges. Today, all 28 of Florida’s state and community colleges support the work of AFC through institutional dues as do 8,100 college employees through individual memberships and the sharing of their talents, time and energy.
To learn more about AFC, visit MyAFCHome.org.