ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MISSION Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities APSCU _998b08f4-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has over 1,800 members that educate and support almost two million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions cover the full gamut of postsecondary education: from short-term certificate and diploma programs, to two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degrees, to master's and doctoral programs. Some of the occupational fields for which APSCU institutions provide programs include: information technology; allied health; business administration; commercial art; radio and television broadcasting; and culinary and hospitality management. Most APSCU member institutions participate in federal student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. In order to participate, they must be licensed by the state in which they are located, accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, and approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Many APSCU member schools and colleges also participate in other federal, state and local education and workforce training programs. In addition, the Imagine America Foundation has provided over $35 million in scholarships to high school graduates attending APSCU member schools, institutes, colleges and universities. The Foundation recently received the highest award from the American Society of Association Executives for innovative education and training initiatives. Private Postsecondary Schools Institutes Colleges Universities We envision a future where the focus of U.S. higher education is to develop a globally competitive workforce and to enable all students to achieve their educational and career dreams. _998b12b8-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a APSCU is the premier source of crucial information and public policy recommendations that promote access to career education and the importance of workforce development. _998b1376-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a Passionate Commitment Passionate commitment to our members and the students they serve. Dedication Dedication to integrity, accountability and excellence in career and professional higher education. Integrity Accountability Excellence Career Education Professional Higher Education Information [Provide] information that promotes access to career education and the importance of workforce development. _998b143e-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a 1 _998b14c0-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a 4f3a674f-b93e-40c6-859a-cfa4828c1c0e Policy Recommendations [Make] public policy recommendations that promote access to career education and the importance of workforce development. _998b152e-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a 2 _998b159c-3183-11e1-8f0b-52367a64ea2a 534eeb4d-98b9-44a3-b98a-e3528e3dc611 2011-12-28 http://www.career.org/iMISPublic/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Mission_Statement&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=18698 Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.