AICUP regularly publishes data, whitepapers, and other reports on the economic and legislative impacts of independent, nonprofit higher education in Pennsylvania. Explore our most recent publications below.

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Making the Case for Independent Higher Ed 2020

Pennsylvania’s independent colleges and universities are both accessible and affordable thanks to financial aid opportunities provided by the state and private donors. Their graduates, with rounded degrees in everything from liberal arts to the sciences, boost the Commonwealth’s economy and improve the state’s workforce.

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Economic Impact Report (2022 Update)

2020 brought with it immense changes not only to our members, but to the Commonwealth’s economy. However, as you’ll see in our 2022 economic impact update, the future still looks bright.

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Economic Impact Report (Full Report, 2019)

With over $24 billion in economic impact generated for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania every single year, AICUP schools, their faculty, and their students have proven they’re an indispensable asset to the future of our state’s economy.

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Business Efficiency Programs

The Business Efficiency Manual outlines the range of business efficiency and research programs that AICUP sponsors for members, our institutional participation rates, and the estimated cost-savings per institution from these efficiency programs.

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