There are currently 13 million unemployed in the nation and over 90 million undereducated for America's 21st century workforce.
Last year PSCUs served over 4 million students and conferred 800,000 degrees and 220,000 credentials.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a shortage of more than 35 million skilled and educated workers over the next 30 years.
By 2020, 65% of all new jobs will require postsecondary education.
The unemployment rate for August 2012 was 4.1% for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 8.8% for those with a high school diploma, and 12% for those with less than high school.
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.