APSCU, one of the premier education associations in the nation’s capital, represents its membership at the White House, on Capitol Hill, before the departments of Education and Labor, at the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and within the higher education community. APSCU has 1,750 members--including more than 1,400 schools, institutes, colleges, and universities and over 260 corporate partners.*

APSCU promotes the interests of its members and their executives, faculty, administrators, and students as well as the employers for whom our students are being educated. APSCU provides its members with "an office in Washington." We offer:

  • Timely information regarding key issues, including specific details on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, negotiated rulemaking with the Department of Education, and congressional consideration of numerous education and training initiatives. If you are an APSCU member and not receiving our e-mails and would like to, please contact

  • Free access to webinars featuring policy experts discussing legislative and regulatory changes and business challenges that directly affect you.

  • Discounts for events, including our outstanding annual convention and exhibition, faculty development programs through online professional development programs, and numerous APSCU workshops.

  • Access to APSCU’s 200 Allied and Allied Plus members, many of which provide special money-saving deals for APSCU members.

  • Participation in money-saving affinity programs, including insurance and credit card processing plans.

  • Access to industry statistics online and through the Imagine America Foundation’s annual Fact Book.

  • Confidentiality, protection, and support when dealing with sensitive issues of concern on Capitol Hill, at the Department of Education, or elsewhere in Washington.

  • Opportunities to participate on APSCU committees.

  • Scholarship support for students of member institutions from APSCU's Foundation.

  • Free Job Board Posting on the APSCU website.

For additional information, please e-mail or call 202-336-6700

*Membership information accurate as of July 2013.


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