Sector Facts

Private sector colleges and universities provide nearly four million students with access postsecondary education. Learn more about these institutions, their students and the important role both play in ensuring that employers seeking in demand skills have access to a job-ready workforce.

State Facts

Private sector institutions have a presence in every state in the U.S. and equip students from diverse social and economic backgrounds with career-focused learning and job-ready skills needed for a successful future in the 21st Century Workforce. Learn more about the students attending our institutions and the most popular programs in your state.

Economic Impact

Private sector colleges and universities account for over 400,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of over $47 billion. Learn more about the economic impact of private sector institutions in your state or congressional district.


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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.