Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Updates

​​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established on July 1, 1983, although the 14 universities that comprise the State System have a much longer history. The mission of the System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

The universities combine to enroll the largest number of Pennsylvania residents among all four-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. With more than 93,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs, the State System is a vital contributor to the Pennsylvania economy. Collectively, the State System universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs​ in more than 530 academic areas. The universities have nearly 800,000 living alumni, the vast majority of whom reside in Pennsylvania.

The State System is currently redesigning itself​ to ensure the long-term sustainability of all 14 universities so that each may continue to serve students, its region and the Commonwealth.

*Note most PASSHE Institutions are not requiring SAT scores for admission for the 2021-2022 school year.

Admission Fee Waiver Codes

University Code
California University of Pennsylvania CRCALU
East Stroudsburg THANKS2021
Clarion COWAIVER21
Shippensburg SHIPMM
Bloomsburg BUHUSKY2021
Kutztown GOLDEN
IUP No Fee
Millersville No Fee
Slippery Rock Students that sign up for virtual tour can use their confirmation email for fee waiver.


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