Recommendations for Best Practices

APSCU Best Practices for Alumni CommunitiesBest Practices for Alumni Communities
These recommendations for alumni communities focus on giving and showing appreciation to alumni, providing various services to promote their success, and maintaining long-term relationships with alumni long after graduation for the benefit of both the alumni and institution.


Best PraBP in Financial Literacyctices in Financial Literacy
This document offers recommendations for institutions to provide students with accurate information, financial management techniques, and real-world practices to promote and increase basic, financially responsible behaviors.

Recruitment and Admissions

Best Practices in Recruitment and Admissions
These recommendations offer all institutions effective ways to serve the growing new traditional student population. New traditional students often balance the needs of family, full-time or part-time work, and postsecondary education. The Task Force on Recruitment and Admissions, which convened several postsecondary education, admissions, and recruitment professionals, developed methods and techniques cultivated from APSCU's member institutions that meet the needs of the extremely diverse group of prospective students interested in attending a postsecondary institution.


Best Practices: Career Services Placement-CoverBest Practices in Career Services and Placement
Deep higher education and workforce experience inform the recommendations of the APSCU Task Force on Career Services and Placement. This document promotes best practices that have helped private sector institutions provide successful career services and placements for students and employers alike.


Best Practices for Military and Veteran StudentsBest Practices for Military and Veteran Students
Institutional leaders of campus military programs, state leaders, and representatives of veterans' service organizations advised a task force that established a set of best practice recommendations. To learn more, visit our Federal and Legislative section.




800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 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.