The AICUP Research center collects and summarizes data on higher education in Pennsylvania. Reports produced by the Research Center are intended to inform policymakers and the public of the numerous educational, social, and economic benefits provided to the Commonwealth by its independent, nonprofit colleges and universities.

Promoting Access to Higher Education

Total Enrollment at 4-Year Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment- 4 Year Institutions Chart

Low-Income (Pell Eligible) Undergraduate Students Attending 4-Year Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania, 2017-2018

Low-Income Students Attending Chart

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Minority Students in Pennsylvania, 2018-2019

Minority Students Bachelors Degrees Chart

Working to Keep College Affordable

Net Tuition and Fees Paid by Low-Income Students has Remained Steady Over the Past 5 Years

2021 Net Tuition and Fees Chart

A Better Return on Investment in Higher Education

4-Year and 6-Year Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Rates in Pennsylvania, 2019

4- and 6- Year Graduation Rates Chart

Taxpayer Cost Per Year, Per Degree Awarded in Pennsylvania

Taxpayer Cost per Degree Chart

A Partner in Workforce Development

3-Year Federal Student Loan Default Rates by Higher Education Sector in Pennsylvania

Loan Default Rate Chart

Enrolled Undergraduate Working-Age Adults in Pennsylvania, Fall 2019

Working Age Adult Bachelors Enrollment Chart

Research Staff

  • Ron Uroda

    Vice President of Research

    (717) 232-8649, ext. 236

  • Gayle Baker

    Manager of Research & Special Studies

    717) 232-8649, ext. 229

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