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The 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities offer the lowest-cost four-year baccalaureate degree programs in the state.
Enrollment has increased steadily over the past decade to a record of 120,000 students, 90 percent of whom are Pennsylvania residents. Four of five will remain in the Commonwealth after graduation.
PASSHE universities make it easy for students to transfer seamlessly from community colleges and other institutions. More than one-fourth of all new students each year transfer from another school.
PASSHE serves the needs of employers by offering more than 80,000 non-credit training programs a year, including customized job training, WEDNetPA and other collaborations with business.
Nearly 500,000 PASSHE alumni live in Pennsylvania, serving as community leaders in the business, healthcare, public administration and non-profit sectors while generating an aggregate annual income of $7 billion. PASSHE is the 13th largest employer in the state, with more than 12,150 professional and support staff.