APSCU supports its colleagues in the states in advancing the public policy interests of private sector colleges and universities and the students we serve. APSCU tracks and monitors state legislative and regulatory matters important to its members and assists in identifying and responding to emerging public policy trends at the state level. States are often at the forefront of new regulatory and legislative initiatives aimed at addressing needs at local levels and the State Associations are our key partners in ensuring that students attending private sector colleges and universities are included when state policy makers work to address education issues within a state.
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.