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  • State System students earn $866,144 more over their careers than those without a degree.
  • 63% of State System students are still living and working in Pennsylvania a decade after graduation.
  • 75% of students from low-income families climb into the middle class a decade after graduation.
  • The average amount of institutional aid awarded per first-time, full-time State System student has increased by 32% between 2017-18 and 2020-21.
  • $83 million = the amount of tuition and fee revenue the State System has foregone by freezing tuition the last four years (2019-2020 to 2022-2023).
  • State System universities contribute $4 billion in economic impact to Pennsylvania (2021 study).
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Testimonials

Sabina Bower  

PASSHE provides cost-effective, quality education across all of its schools. PASSHE gives prospective students a range of options for their education - a school near the city versus a rural area, the size of university they are looking for, multiple division options for athletics, and an endless option for majors/minors. That's the power of PASSHE and no other system can compete with that.” — Sabina Bower ’23

Molly Gallagher  

The power and promise of PASSHE is ensuring that generations of Pennsylvania students from all walks of life have the access and opportunity to pursue public higher education in the state they call home. Affordable public higher education is a means of social and economic mobility for students in our state that must be protected.” — Molly Gallagher ’18

Logan Steigerwalt  

PASSHE provides a promise to deliver a high-quality, affordable education to students of all backgrounds and demographics, allowing them to blossom and succeed to incredible heights. Students have the power and opportunities to learn and grow not only while in school, but afterwards in their careers as future industry-leading professionals.” — Logan Steigerwalt ’17

Shaina Hilsey  

The power and promise of PASSHE is an extraordinary, enriching, and fulfilling education experience at an affordable and attainable cost. The most important PASSHE promise is equipping students with humility, kindness, and compassion, which are increasingly necessary to embrace, challenge, and solve today’s global issues.” — Shaina Hilsey ’18

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