Welcome To COMBASE

COMBASE, an abbreviation for COMMUNITY-BASED, is a consortium of many leading community and technical colleges in the nation dedicated to sharing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of our nation’s rapidly changing economy.

In 1974, when COMBASE was established, a high school education was enough for most Americans to obtain a middle-class job. Today, everyone recognizes the importance of education and training beyond high school, to be college and career ready and ultimately attain a good job and a living wage. America has turned to its community colleges to deliver what both students and employers need, with new and innovative programs that leverage partnerships throughout the community and the nation.

For over 40 years, through its programs and publications, COMBASE has ensured that these innovative programs can be promoted and replicated.   Read more....

Photo Gallery: COMBASE Conference 2015 - Dallas TX

Registration Open For Annual COMBASE Conference
Seattle Twenty-sixteen: Colleges Leading Their Communities
September 23-26, 2016

Travel Planning Schedule

  • Friday September 23 - 1pm: *Optional Mentor Training
  • Saturday September 24 - 1pm: Conference Opens
  • Monday September 26 - 11:30am: Conference Closes

Schedule at a Glance

Conference Registration Link

Hotel Reservation

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  For More Information Contact:
Richard Hinckley, COMBASE Executive Director | (254) 741-8331 | hinckley@cord.org
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