Advocacy

APSCU represents its members’ interests before Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, and state governments. To accomplish this, APSCU advocates for policies that benefit the two million students and 1,450 institutions we represent.

Skills Gap

Today in America, a skills gap impedes job creation and economic growth, preventing citizens from realizing their dreams. Private sector colleges and universities are bridging this gap by providing skills-based, career-focused training in high-demand industries that lead to good-paying jobs. Learn more >>

Opportunity Gap

PSCUs provide students with the specific skills they need to excel in many high-demand occupations. Many of our students juggle work, family, and classes and need the focused programs and flexible schedules private sector institutions provide. Our institutions offer these students an efficient way to complete their education so they may begin their pursuit of a bright future.
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Capacity Gap

PSCUs invest continually to expand capacity and offer students leading-edge innovation. Our institutions do not depend on bricks-and-mortar facilities to expand access. Instead, they meet the growing demand for postsecondary education by offering more online learning opportunities. In contrast, many traditional colleges and universities, faced with funding cuts, are forced to limit access. Private sector colleges and universities have demonstrated they can fill this gap. Learn More >>

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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.