The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) is the only statewide organization that serves exclusively the interests of independent, nonprofit higher education within the Commonwealth and exists to complement and support the work of campus leaders. AICUP was established in October 1995 through the affiliation of three existing educational organizations.

Our Mission

To educate policymakers, media representatives, and civic and corporate leaders about the benefits, value, and quality education available at Pennsylvania’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities. This educational effort is intended to secure government and philanthropic support for students and institutions in the independent sector. AICUP further works to create partnerships among its member institutions to enhance their programs and reduce their costs.

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If you have questions, would like to share comments, or would like to learn more about how you can get involved with AICUP, contact us.