In state capitals nationwide, APSCU supports the public policy interests of private sector colleges and universities and the students they serve. APSCU tracks and monitors state legislative and regulatory matters important to members and helps identify and respond to emerging public policy trends at the state level.
States are often at the forefront of regulatory and legislative initiatives aimed at addressing education issues, and state associations of private sector colleges and universities are our key partners in ensuring that state policymakers consider the interests of PSCUs and the students who attend our institutions.
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.