Diversity, Access, & the American Dream
Undergraduates who attend PSCUs have the following characteristics:
Many of our students are juggling work, family, and school and need the focused academic delivery and flexible schedules private sector schools provide. And while these institutions are the choice of a growing number of students seeking better jobs and improved lives, increases in the tuition and fees at private sector colleges and universities were at a lower rate than other institutions. Ultimately, career schools offer these students a more efficient approach to completing their education so that they may sooner begin their pursuit of a brighter future.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million underemployed 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.