Tuesday, September 14, 2010
CCA said this week that it will officially become the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) on September 22, 2010.
CCA President Harris N. Miller said the new name reflects the changing nature of higher education in America. “The time has come to recognize that higher education institutions of every stripe are taking on more of a professional and career focused emphasis. More employers than ever expect job applicants to attain higher level degrees. And more working adults want innovative solutions to the delivery of this postsecondary education.”
Miller continued, “Private sector colleges and universities are about professional and career attainment and advancement. They are also about flexibility, choice, access, and convenience. PSCUs expand the opportunity for all Americans to go as far in higher education--and in life--as their willingness to learn and their drive to succeed allow.”
Miller said APSCU will continue to include only accredited institutions in its membership, all dedicated to putting the interests of students first. Although students at APSCU member institutions do not receive the substantial subsidies of public colleges and universities, they receive additional value for their tuition in the form of small class sizes; hands-on, immersive education; modern equipment; well structured and efficiently presented course offerings and programs; support services throughout the academic year; and placement services during and following program completion.
APSCU member services will continue to include public policy advocacy, public relations, education and training on sector best practices, and conferences and events throughout the year.
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