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U.S. Department of Education Releases Highly Biased, Flawed and Arbitrary Regulation for Public Comment

Bad Public Policy Will Displace Millions of Students Over The Next Decade; Inhibit Employer Needs For Job-Ready Workforce

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2014 – Following the public release of the gainful employment regulation NPRM, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:


Private Sector Colleges and Universities Create Multi-Billion Dollar Education and Workforce Economy, Generate Jobs and Provide Tax Revenues

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 — Private sector colleges and universities account for nearly 250,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of over $47 billion, according to an economic analysis prepared by John Dunham & Associates and released by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).

With an enrollment of nearly four million students, private sector institutions provide students with access to in-demand skill training and ensure employers have access to job-ready employees. As a result of their critical role in the education to employment pipeline, private sector institutions support a multibillion dollar economy, employ tens of thousands of faculty and staff, and provide billions of dollars in tax revenue to local, state and federal government.


  • IP-Intensive Industries Skill Sets Are Focus of New Report (12/05/2013)

    Private sector institutions were responsible for awarding 23 percent of all the degrees and certifications required to earn jobs in IP-intensive industries in 2012. Three-quarters of these jobs are in STEM fields: technologists, technicians, and production workers that support scientists, engineers, and managers who research, develop, and manufacture innovative products and services. This data is in a new report released today by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).

  • APSCU Best Practices Lead The Way For Postsecondary Education Career Services (08/28/2013)

    As part of its mission to prepare postsecondary students for jobs, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) has released the “Best Practices In Career Services and Placement,” which delivers recommendations to all postsecondary education institutions on providing successful career services for students, employers and institutions.

  • APSCU Announces 2013 Award Winners (05/22/2013)

    Today, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced the recipients of the 2013 annual achievement awards. The awards honor the accomplishments of students, teachers, institutions and employers within the private sector college community.


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800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 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.