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Quality education at an affordable cost The 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education offer the lowest-cost four-year baccalaureate degree programs in the state.
Record enrollment State System universities have a combined enrollment of about 112,000 students, nearly 90 percent of whom are Pennsylvania residents. Four of five will remain in the Commonwealth after graduation to take their first job or to continue their education in graduate school.
Meeting students’ needs State System 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.
Training tomorrow’s workers The State System serves the needs of employers by offering a variety of non-credit training and career-development programs, including customized job training, WEDNetPA, and other collaborations with business.
Fueling Pennsylvania's economy Nearly 500,000 State System 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 more than $7 billion. The State System is the 13th largest employer in the state, with more than 12,000 professional and support staff.