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APSCU Statement on House Committee on Education and the Workforce Markup

Washington, D.C., July 10, 2014—Following the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s passage of three higher education bills, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), released the following statement:

“After years of partisan disagreements, it is heartening to see a strong and bipartisan start to reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in the House of Representatives.


APSCU Supports the
“Transparency in Education Act”

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014 - Following the introduction of the “Transparency in Education Act," APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement:
“We thank Representative Salmon and the bipartisan group of co-sponsors for introducing the “Transparency in Education Act” that would require Secretary Duncan to fully understand the impact of the gainful employment regulation on all programs, and at all institutions, before implementation of the regulation. We call on all of our partners in higher education to support this important legislation.


  • APSCU Announces 2014 Achievement Award Winners (06/04/2014)

    APSCU announced the recipients of the 2014 Achievement Awards. This year, APSCU will honor the accomplishments of an educator and a graduate within the private sector college community.

  • 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.


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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.