APSCU Mission


We envision a future in which the focus of U.S. higher education is to develop a globally competitive workforce and enable all students to achieve their educational and career dreams.


APSCU is the premier source of crucial information and public policy recommendations that promote access to career education and the importance of workforce development.

Our Core Values

Passionate commitment to our members and the students they serve. Dedication to integrity, accountability, and excellence in career and professional higher education.



PSCUs open doors to many of the 9 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.