APSCU supports its members in their engagement at the local level with legislators, public officials, the employer community and other parties interested in the work of private sector colleges and universities and the students we serve. Active member engagement is key to the success of the grassroots effort. Our campus visit program is one vital tool in raising awareness among key stakeholders with respect to our institutions and students. Working with our state association colleagues, we will look to expand these efforts in the months ahead.
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.