Government Relations within the Office of the Chancellor assists friends of the State System in advocating on behalf of the System’s priorities through effective advocacy, outreach and communication and relations with the Legislature, state agencies and other external entities with the support of the System office, campuses, alumni and other supporters.
The State System is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with about 107,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more who are enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. The universities offer the lowest-cost, four-year degree programs among all colleges and universities in the state. Did you also know…
Nearly 90 percent of the students being educated at the 14 State System universities are residents of the Commonwealth.
More than 80 percent of State System university graduates will remain here to live, work, and raise their families.
State System universities award about 26,000 certificates and degrees each year. The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded has increased by 10 percent over the last five years, even as overall enrollment has declined.
Nearly 540,000 State System university alumni live in Pennsylvania, as everything from business owners, healthcare workers, and teachers to graphic designers, computer security specialists, software engineers, and more. In short, they are an integral part of every community.