VFA Marketing Tools



 VFA Video

 To embed this video on your website, select "Share" and then "Embed" for access to the embed code.

 Printable Resources


VFA Boilerplate Language​

Introductory text on the VFA metrics that can be used in accreditation reports.

VFA Brochure 

Community College Measures of Effectiveness. Description of the VFA and its cohorts and measures.

VFA Overview Presentation (PPT)

A high-level overview of the VFA and reasons why colleges may choose to join.

VFA Snapshot

A one-page listing of the VFA has measures and a snapshot of the VFA system.


 Reports and Publications


Driving Success-- VFA Summary Report: Leading Indicators of Success and Student Outcomes for                            Community Colleges​.

The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is the principal institutional accountability and improvement framework for community colleges with measures defined to encompass the full breadth of the community college mission and the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) operates a web-based portal for community colleges to submit, analyze, and display their VFA data. In 2018, more than 200 colleges participated in the VFA. This document is intended to provide a sample of results from the 2018 collection cycle.​

VFA Outcomes Report: Detailed report on the history and development of the VFA​.

The Voluntary Framework of Accountability: Developing Measures of Community College Effectiveness and Outcomes. The VFA was created for community colleges, by community colleges. Learn about the research and rationale behind creating an accountability system specifically for our sector.

VFA Evaluation of Phase II

Evaluation of Phase II of the Voluntary Framework of Accountability Initiative: Framework Development and Pilot Testing (Executive Summary). AACC’s goal was to design a development process that would yield the most important and relevant metrics for community colleges. Did AACC succeed in achieving that goal?




 VFA Logos

To download the VFA logo, click on the appropriate link below and then select "Save As" to save the file to your computer.​

A low-resolution version of the image with a transparent background for web use. 

A low-resolution version of the image with a white background in JPG format. 

To download the VFA logo, click on the appropriate link below and then select "Save As" to save the file to your computer.

VFA Logo, Color - EPS

A high-resolution version of the VFA logo in EPS format. EPS files are intended for use in print design applications such as Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.
VFA Logo, Color - JPG
A low-resolution JPG version of the VFA logo intended for Web use -- color logo on a white background.