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14 Universities - Infinite Opportunities for VeteransPennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has taken specific actions to provide essential services and policies to enable returning veterans to earn their credentials in a supportive, collegial environment. For example all 14 universities provide military veterans with preference in course scheduling, in accordance with recently passed legislation, and offer in-state tuition to qualified veterans and their dependents regardless of state residency status under the federal Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act.

Learn more about State System universities.

​About the State System

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with about 110,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more who are enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. Collectively, the 14 universities that comprise the State System offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas. Nearly 520,000 State System university alumni live in Pennsylvania.

The State System universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania. The universities also operate branch campuses in Oil City (Clarion), Freeport and Punxsutawney (IUP), and Clearfield (Lock Haven), and offer classes and programs at several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and in Center City in Philadelphia.

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation contact Dr. Victoria Sanders, Assistant Vice Chancellor/State System Title IX Coordinator, 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1201; Phone: 717-720-4010; Email:

Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East-Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-656-6010; Fax: 215-656-6020.