Established as “normal schools" more than a century ago, devoted to the training of teachers, the State System and its universities have evolved to meet changing needs and serve our commonwealth in a much broader way than initially designed. Still, through its transformational journey, helping students achieve their educational goals and dreams has been at the core of each university's purpose and mission.

Known as the most affordable higher education option in Pennsylvania, the State System and its universities are committed to increasing opportunities and cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that enable all members of the State System community to thrive. Each historic campus provides students with unique, high-quality educational experiences, regardless of zip code or family background, and the opportunity to achieve success and upward mobility.

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