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In the News:


Budget wrangling cuts $20M from Pennsylvania scholarship program touted by Corbett

by Debra Erdley

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Gov. Tom Corbett announced his Ready to Succeed scholarship program with a bang last winter, pitching a proposal to set aside $25 million for grants for college students with family incomes up to $110,000 a year. Read more...


Pennsylvania launching new scholarship program

by Jacqueline Palochko

Allentown Morning Call

At East Stroudsburg University this summer, officials have been making a list of students who could benefit from a new state-funded scholarship program.

For the first time this school year, the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program will be available for college students attending private and public schools in Pennsylvania. Read more...

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Did You Know?


Top Origins of First-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Migrating to Pennsylvania to Attend a College or University, Fall 2012

 Rank  State  Students
 1  New Jersey  9,521
 2  New York  5,392
 3  Foreign Countries  3,497
 4  Maryland  2,914
 5  Ohio  1,439
 6  California  1,340
 7  Connecticut  1,280
 8  Massachusetts  1,165
 9  Virginia  1,004
 10  Delaware  731


In the fall of 2012, a total of 33,673 students traveled to Pennsylvania from other states or from overseas to enroll in a college or university located here. Of those 33,673 students migrating to Pennsylvania, 68 percent enrolled in a private college or university.

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AICUP Member Meeting on Collaboration 

2014 in Review

This year's Member Meeting on Collaboration, held on June 12-13 at the Hershey Country Club,  was a great success with 216 total attendees representing 52 member colleges and 48 corporate affiliates. During the two-day event, 50 volunteer speakers conducted 21 informative workshops in the areas of finance, facilities,  technology and campus safety.  

Dr. Ken Smith, President of Geneva College &
Chair of the AICUP Member Services Committee, led the "Members Only" session.


The first Brian C. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Collaboration was presented to Victoria Justus of Turning Bird Consulting to honor her ground-breaking work with the AICUP-sponsored EPA self-audit program from 2003 to 2009. 

Victoria Justus receives the Mitchell Award from
Tim Alexander, VP of Finance & Administration.

AICUP thanks all who attended -- and staff members are already brainstorming ways to make next year's Member Meeting on Collaboration even more innovative.


Thank you to our Display Vendors!

Adobe * Barton Education * Butz Family of Companies * B.C. Zeigler * CampusGuard *CenterPoint * Constellation *
* Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates-Architects * Derck & Edson * Entech Engineering *
* First American Education Finance * GCA Services Group * Gilmore & Associates * Grant Thornton *H.F. Lenz Company *
* Highland Associates * IKM * IMC Construction * Journey Education *  Kinsley Construction *
* The Learning House * Massaro Corporation * M&T Bank *National IPA - a Provista Company *
* Parkhurst Dining * PSECU * The Quandel Group * RLPS Architects
* Sightlines * Sota Construction * Stahl Sheaffer Engineering *UniqueSource * Visual Sound *
* Wagman Construction * Warfel Construction * Wells Fargo Insurance


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Widener University President: Support the Ready to Succeed Program


Widener University President James Harris in this op-ed requests the passage of Gov. Corbett's Ready to Succeed Scholarship program. President Harris enumerates the benefits this plan would have on college students from middle class families and discusses the action Widener's students have taken to publicly support the plan.

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Robert Morris University President: Make College More Affordable


Robert Morris University President Greg Dell'Omo urges readers to support Gov. Corbett's Ready to Succeed Scholarships in this recent op-ed. The article explains that while the importance and value of a college degree continue to increase, the RTSS plan would offer financial solutions for middle class families.

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AICUP Fast Facts


A recent report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers provides clear evidence of the economic value of a four-year college degree. The authors of the report use data from the Census Bureau to examine the actual wage and salary income of employed persons age 18 to 64 years working full-time. 
In general, higher levels of education are associated with higher incomes. For Pennsylvania, the report shows that workers with a bachelor’s degree had a median income of $48,366 compared to a median income of $30,754 for those with only a high school diploma. Pennsylvania workers with an associate’s degree had a median income of $37,422.   The highest median income ($67,033) was associated with Pennsylvania workers with a graduate or professional degree.
Source: State Higher Education Executive Officers (2012). The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degrees: A State and National Level Analysis.

For more information on the Economic Benefit of a College Degree, click here.