Diversity, Access, and the American Dream
Undergraduates who attend PSCUs have the following characteristics:
As they juggle work, family, and school, our students need the focused academic programs and flexible schedules PSCUs provide. And as college costs continue to rise everywhere, increases in tuition and fees at private sector institutions do so at a lower rate than at other colleges and universities.
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.