Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education ​​​​​​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established on July 1, 1983, although the 14 universities that comprise the State System have a much longer history.

The mission of the State System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. The universities

The mission of the State System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. The universities

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Our universities support economic development across the Commonwealth by preparing and graduating students in high-prior...
01/10/2022

Our universities support economic development across the Commonwealth by preparing and graduating students in high-priority areas and partnering with businesses and industries that fuel our economy. Partner With Us! ➡http://passhe.edu/together4passhe #Together4PASSHE

Our universities support economic development across the Commonwealth by preparing and graduating students in high-priority areas and partnering with businesses and industries that fuel our economy. Partner With Us! ➡http://passhe.edu/together4passhe #Together4PASSHE

01/04/2022
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Let's close the year by celebrating the achievements of our graduates and universities, as well as our faculty and alumn...
12/21/2021

Let's close the year by celebrating the achievements of our graduates and universities, as well as our faculty and alumni. Check out some success highlights! ➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Let's close the year by celebrating the achievements of our graduates and universities, as well as our faculty and alumni. Check out some success highlights! ➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Congratulations to all the graduates and best wishes on your next adventure! #Together4PASSHE
12/20/2021

Congratulations to all the graduates and best wishes on your next adventure! #Together4PASSHE

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, he discusses the challenges facing public higher education while postse...
12/16/2021

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, he discusses the challenges facing public higher education while postsecondary education is still the last most reliable pathway into a sustaining career and a healthy and productive life.
https://bit.ly/32euwAc #Together4PASSHE

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, he discusses the challenges facing public higher education while postsecondary education is still the last most reliable pathway into a sustaining career and a healthy and productive life.
https://bit.ly/32euwAc #Together4PASSHE

Congratulations to all the graduates and best wishes on your next adventure! #Together4PASSHE
12/14/2021

Congratulations to all the graduates and best wishes on your next adventure! #Together4PASSHE

12/13/2021

Did you know that Millersville University is a part of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education? PASSHE’s mission is to:

➡️ Increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth.

➡️ Prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives.

➡️ Contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth and the nation.



No one embodies this mission more than 2020 alumnus and current graduate student Gasser Abousaif. Gasser hails from Alexendria, Egypt and resides in Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and is currently working towards a master’s degree in technology and innovation. Here, he shares more about why a PASSHE education was right for him, his experience as an international student and why he’s #together4passhe:

1. What kind of support does MU offer for international students?

The Office of International Programs and Services at MU offers a plethora of services to support international students. From helping us to schedule appointments at the social security office, guiding us through the immigration process, and even holding events and trips to engage international students in campus life, IPS goes above and beyond to ensure that international students are not only feeling welcomed, but set up for success during their time at MU.

2. What made you choose MU?

I chose MU because it offers a variety of programs in different fields that are taught by great professors. The smaller class sizes in Millersville also allow students to receive individualized attention from professors, which is a huge advantage when studying at the collegiate level. In addition to that, MU offers great facilities that give students the resources they need for academic success as well as opportunities for student involvement via clubs and organizations.

3. How does the financial aid you receive empower you to achieve your goals?

Financial aid has been a tremendous asset to me because it takes away a lot of the stress that comes with financing my education. This helps me focus a lot more on my classes and presents me with an opportunity to seek internships that give me hands-on experience in the field I chose so I can gain the necessary skills and knowledge to work full-time after graduation. Thanks to financial aid, I am able to successfully complete my degree without worrying as much about how I’m going to pay for it.

4. What pushed you to earn not just one degree, but two?

“Good is never enough when there’s better,” is a concept my dad drilled into me ever since I was a child. While getting an undergraduate business degree was a huge life goal of mine, I realized that I was lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the workforce because I was almost purely business-focused, without sufficient expertise in the technical aspects of business. For that reason, I wanted to get a graduate STEM degree to educate myself a little more about the field and add more skills to my arsenal so I can become a strong candidate for any position I apply for.

Community College Transfer Students Are a Boon to the State System and Pennsylvania #Together4PASSHERead story ➡https://...
12/08/2021

Community College Transfer Students Are a Boon to the State System and Pennsylvania #Together4PASSHE
Read story ➡https://bit.ly/3pF6Hti

Community College Transfer Students Are a Boon to the State System and Pennsylvania #Together4PASSHE
Read story ➡https://bit.ly/3pF6Hti

State System universities know what works to motivate students to successfully navigate their college experience. From e...
12/06/2021

State System universities know what works to motivate students to successfully navigate their college experience. From emergency financial aid to wraparound student support services and more, university practices help State System students stay in college and complete their degrees at rates that consistently outperform similar institutions. #studentsuccess #Together4PASSHE
Share your story!🎓 www.passhe.edu/together4passhe

Our universities continue to identify ways to make education more affordable so that students can be successful. #Togeth...
12/02/2021

Our universities continue to identify ways to make education more affordable so that students can be successful. #Together4PASSHE
➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Our universities continue to identify ways to make education more affordable so that students can be successful. #Together4PASSHE
➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Skylar Walder of Shippensburg University is now the newest student member of the Board of Governors. Walder replaces Ste...
12/01/2021
Skylar Walder joins State System Board of Governors - Ship Now

Skylar Walder of Shippensburg University is now the newest student member of the Board of Governors. Walder replaces Stephen Washington, who will graduate in December. Congrats to both outstanding student leaders! #Together4PASSHE

Shippensburg University sophomore Skylar Walder is the newest member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors. Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf, the 20-member board establishes broad educational, fiscal and personnel policies and oversees the efficient management of ...

12/01/2021
#Together4PASSHE-Sarah

Meet one of the outstanding students who is worth the investment. Share your story and advocate for the future of the State System! #Together4PASSHE ➡www.passhe.edu/together4passhe

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania to develop #Prepared4PA workforce pilot in next round of workforce alignment grants a...
11/16/2021

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania to develop #Prepared4PA workforce pilot in next round of workforce alignment grants and partner with PSECU, AT&T, and others to launch its Workforce Enhancement Network in Cybersecurity. Learn more about this exciting program. #Together4PASSHE ➡https://bit.ly/3cnQja5

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania to develop #Prepared4PA workforce pilot in next round of workforce alignment grants and partner with PSECU, AT&T, and others to launch its Workforce Enhancement Network in Cybersecurity. Learn more about this exciting program. #Together4PASSHE ➡https://bit.ly/3cnQja5

The November 2021 edition of #Connectivity is now online. It contains interesting and promising stories that highlight h...
11/12/2021

The November 2021 edition of #Connectivity is now online. It contains interesting and promising stories that highlight how #DEI “lives” throughout the State System. #Together4PASSHE
➡Read here: https://bit.ly/395Z2wW

The November 2021 edition of #Connectivity is now online. It contains interesting and promising stories that highlight how #DEI “lives” throughout the State System. #Together4PASSHE
➡Read here: https://bit.ly/395Z2wW

Today, and every day, we thank all those who have served our great country. #VeteransDay
11/11/2021

Today, and every day, we thank all those who have served our great country. #VeteransDay

Today, and every day, we thank all those who have served our great country. #VeteransDay

The State System’s mission is to provide the most affordable, high quality education possible for all students like Nebi...
11/10/2021

The State System’s mission is to provide the most affordable, high quality education possible for all students like Nebiyou and Catherine. Partner with us by sharing your story! ➡www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

"As a first generation college student, I chose WCU because of the many supports and resources offered." - Nebiyou Elias '22

"I searched for a college with a great location, affordability, and because I was undecided, a college with a variety of programs. WCU checked all the boxes and the beautiful campus was an added bonus!" -Catherine Young '23

#Together4PASSHE

State support is crucial if the State System is to recapture its affordability advantage and bring down costs for studen...
11/04/2021

State support is crucial if the State System is to recapture its affordability advantage and bring down costs for students. Partner with us! #Together4PASSHE ➡http://passhe.edu/together4passhe

State support is crucial if the State System is to recapture its affordability advantage and bring down costs for students. Partner with us! #Together4PASSHE ➡http://passhe.edu/together4passhe

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, "Together for students. Together for PASSHE.," he discusses the power a...
11/02/2021

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, "Together for students. Together for PASSHE.," he discusses the power and promise of PA’s public higher education. #Together4PASSHE
https://bit.ly/3BBnwci

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, "Together for students. Together for PASSHE.," he discusses the power and promise of PA’s public higher education. #Together4PASSHE
https://bit.ly/3BBnwci

Students from all over the world call our universities home. #Together4PASSHE
10/29/2021

Students from all over the world call our universities home. #Together4PASSHE

🗺️ Our 48 international students represent Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the Netherlands, and the UK! Even fifth graders from Grace B. Luhrs Elementary had a great time learning about the cultures we represent at Ship. Happy International Education Week! #ShipIsIt
https://bit.ly/2ZDDshe

The State System contributes to our state and local communities in many ways, and we are proud of the positive impact ou...
10/27/2021

The State System contributes to our state and local communities in many ways, and we are proud of the positive impact our faculty, staff, students and alumni make in the Commonwealth each and every day. Check out some highlights! #together4passhe
➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

The State System contributes to our state and local communities in many ways, and we are proud of the positive impact our faculty, staff, students and alumni make in the Commonwealth each and every day. Check out some highlights! #together4passhe
➡www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

State System universities are catalysts for upward social mobility for the whole community, and especially for those und...
10/25/2021

State System universities are catalysts for upward social mobility for the whole community, and especially for those underrepresented populations that face social and economic barriers to success. Partner with us! www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

State System universities are catalysts for upward social mobility for the whole community, and especially for those underrepresented populations that face social and economic barriers to success. Partner with us! www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

While State System universities not only provide a personal benefit to their students, they also represent a public good...
10/22/2021

While State System universities not only provide a personal benefit to their students, they also represent a public good that has a multiplier effect for their community and for the Commonwealth. Partner with us! www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

While State System universities not only provide a personal benefit to their students, they also represent a public good that has a multiplier effect for their community and for the Commonwealth. Partner with us! www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

While the State System is fundamentally retooling itself to increase opportunities for students and to ensure our instit...
10/21/2021

While the State System is fundamentally retooling itself to increase opportunities for students and to ensure our institutions are here to serve Pennsylvanians for decades to come, a stronger renewed partnership between the System and the General Assembly is critical to the System’s pursuit of transformation and growth, further strengthening universities’ financial stability and making more affordable and accessible a State System education.

Whether you are a student, faculty/staff member, trustee, or a graduate, you can speak to the impact of a State System education.

Partner with Us! ➡www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

While the State System is fundamentally retooling itself to increase opportunities for students and to ensure our institutions are here to serve Pennsylvanians for decades to come, a stronger renewed partnership between the System and the General Assembly is critical to the System’s pursuit of transformation and growth, further strengthening universities’ financial stability and making more affordable and accessible a State System education.

Whether you are a student, faculty/staff member, trustee, or a graduate, you can speak to the impact of a State System education.

Partner with Us! ➡www.passhe.edu/together4passhe #together4passhe

The State System Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is pleased to host the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit November...
10/18/2021

The State System Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is pleased to host the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit November 3-5, 2021 as a virtual event. This year's theme, "Onward & Upward: Advancing DEI mindsets through Impactful Action," reflects our commitment to co-creating and sustaining a state system of higher education that is an inclusive space for faculty, staff, and students to thrive.

Join us for the Summit! ➡https://whova.com/portal/registration/diver1_202104/

The State System Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is pleased to host the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit November 3-5, 2021 as a virtual event. This year's theme, "Onward & Upward: Advancing DEI mindsets through Impactful Action," reflects our commitment to co-creating and sustaining a state system of higher education that is an inclusive space for faculty, staff, and students to thrive.

Join us for the Summit! ➡https://whova.com/portal/registration/diver1_202104/

ICYMI: The Board of Governors voted today to request $550 million in state funding for the next fiscal year as part of a...
10/14/2021

ICYMI: The Board of Governors voted today to request $550 million in state funding for the next fiscal year as part of a renewed partnership between the State System and the Commonwealth. Read full release: https://bit.ly/2YYfEo1 #Together4PASSHE #PABudget

ICYMI: The Board of Governors voted today to request $550 million in state funding for the next fiscal year as part of a renewed partnership between the State System and the Commonwealth. Read full release: https://bit.ly/2YYfEo1 #Together4PASSHE #PABudget

The Board of Governors approves the name "Pennsylvania Western University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher ...
10/14/2021
Western Integrated University Name Revealed

The Board of Governors approves the name "Pennsylvania Western University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education" (and the integrated university will go by “Pennsylvania Western University”) effective July 1, 2022. Campuses: Penn West California, Penn West Edinboro, Penn West Clarion & Penn West Online.

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson announces the name of the new integrated university set to launch in July 2022 when California, Clarion and Edinboro universities...

The Board of Governors approves 2022-23 appropriation request of $550 million and continued advocacy for increases from ...
10/14/2021

The Board of Governors approves 2022-23 appropriation request of $550 million and continued advocacy for increases from the Commonwealth for direct support to students and for university debt relief. #Together4PASSHE (Release to follow)

The Board of Governors approves 2022-23 appropriation request of $550 million and continued advocacy for increases from the Commonwealth for direct support to students and for university debt relief. #Together4PASSHE (Release to follow)

Today's Board of Governors meeting is running a few minutes behind schedule. Please hang tight and the live stream will ...
10/13/2021
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The Board of Governors will hold its quarterly meeting today and tomorrow at Millersville University's Ware Center. More...
10/13/2021

The Board of Governors will hold its quarterly meeting today and tomorrow at Millersville University's Ware Center. More info including the agenda and live stream are at http://passhe.edu/meeting.

The Board of Governors will hold its quarterly meeting today and tomorrow at Millersville University's Ware Center. More info including the agenda and live stream are at http://passhe.edu/meeting.

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In addition to safeguarding Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education’s financial sustainability, the merger is expected to expand educational access and opportunities as well as advance #DEI efforts.
Did you know that Millersville University is a part of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education? PASSHE’s mission is to: ➡️ Increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth. ➡️ Prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives. ➡️ Contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth and the nation. No one embodies this mission more than 2020 alumnus and current graduate student Gasser Abousaif. Gasser hails from Alexendria, Egypt and resides in Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and is currently working towards a master’s degree in technology and innovation. Here, he shares more about why a PASSHE education was right for him, his experience as an international student and why he’s #together4passhe: 1. What kind of support does MU offer for international students? The Office of International Programs and Services at MU offers a plethora of services to support international students. From helping us to schedule appointments at the social security office, guiding us through the immigration process, and even holding events and trips to engage international students in campus life, IPS goes above and beyond to ensure that international students are not only feeling welcomed, but set up for success during their time at MU. 2. What made you choose MU? I chose MU because it offers a variety of programs in different fields that are taught by great professors. The smaller class sizes in Millersville also allow students to receive individualized attention from professors, which is a huge advantage when studying at the collegiate level. In addition to that, MU offers great facilities that give students the resources they need for academic success as well as opportunities for student involvement via clubs and organizations. 3. How does the financial aid you receive empower you to achieve your goals? Financial aid has been a tremendous asset to me because it takes away a lot of the stress that comes with financing my education. This helps me focus a lot more on my classes and presents me with an opportunity to seek internships that give me hands-on experience in the field I chose so I can gain the necessary skills and knowledge to work full-time after graduation. Thanks to financial aid, I am able to successfully complete my degree without worrying as much about how I’m going to pay for it. 4. What pushed you to earn not just one degree, but two? “Good is never enough when there’s better,” is a concept my dad drilled into me ever since I was a child. While getting an undergraduate business degree was a huge life goal of mine, I realized that I was lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the workforce because I was almost purely business-focused, without sufficient expertise in the technical aspects of business. For that reason, I wanted to get a graduate STEM degree to educate myself a little more about the field and add more skills to my arsenal so I can become a strong candidate for any position I apply for.
Numerous faculty fired as part of the cost-saving measures of the integration yet administrators can get ridiculously large raises. Must be good to be them.
Did you know that, in the Fall 2021 semester, nearly half of all new transfer students at the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) came from a Pennsylvania community college? In fact, they account for 12 percent of the new undergraduate population at PASSHE this semester. Read more here: https://bit.ly/CCPASSHE. #PANeedsCommColl
The Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meets 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, via remote technology to consider the appointment of a student board member and other matters that may come before the board. To speak during the public comment period, dial 1-646-558-8656 (Meeting ID: 979 8078 6196) no later than 9 a.m. Agenda and information about how to watch are posted at https://www.passhe.edu/meeting/Pages/default.aspx
Since you guys are destroying my alma mater, I was wondering where I apply for a refund on four years of tuition.
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein is speaking at PA Press Club today: https://papressclub.org/next-press-club-luncheon-monday-november-22/ Watch live: https://pcntv.com/channel-6/#livestreams
Live at 12:30 PM: PA Press Club with Dan Greenstein, Chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Watch on cable and stream with PCN Select.
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein will speak at Pennsylvania Press Club on Monday, Nov. 11. The program airs on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
It's National STEM Day and First Generation College Celebration Day! On Saturday, KU was honored to host the 7th annual Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education STEM Student Research Conference. Students shared their research, practiced professional networking and also heard from keynote speaker Danielle Moyer, who received her undergraduate degree in geology from KU in 2015. She spoke on her research as a physical volcanologist who studies active volcanos around the world as well as being a first generation college student. Thank you to all who participated in the pursuit of STEM research!
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testifies 11 a.m. today at a joint hearing before the Senate appropriations and education committees. The hearing, required by Act 50, will cover redesign and consolidation. Watch live at https://www.pasenategop.com/video/nob/, and we'll be tweeting (@APSCUF).
Many state universities around the country are mandating vaccination (some for everyone, some of just those living on campus). There are over 600+ schools that have done this and many are state run. PASSHE has not made an announcement or statement saying we are doing, not doing, leaving to the schools to decide etc. Can you please comment on what PASSHE plans on doing.