Student success in the classroom, on the campuses, and in their careers after graduation is what the State System is all about.
The Academic and Students Affairs professionals in the State System are focused on shaping the policies and programs that make these goals a reality. The State System strives to be a national leader in improving how students learn, faculty teach, and courses are delivered. Academic programs are continually reviewed to assure that students receive the highest quality and most relevant education possible, delivered in ways most conducive to learning. All of our efforts are focused on maximizing graduation rates.
As Pennsylvania's public universities, the State System is committed to working in partnership with the Commonwealth's public and private sectors to assure that our graduates have the knowledge and skills to serve as the next generation of leaders. Ninety percent of State System students are state residents and eighty percent remain immediately after graduation. Through Entrepreneurial Leadership Centers and Small Business Developments Centers on our campuses, we are educating the next Main Street and non-profit sector leaders and assuring the success of our existing businesses, and those who will develop new products, businesses and service organizations. State System universities are statewide and regional assets, which provide not only educational opportunities -- from workforce training to advanced degrees -- but also serve as cultural and economic development centers. Through the strategic use of technology, State System universities will bring job training and career enhancement to currently underserved areas.