Despite decrease in system-wide enrollment, PASSHE officials see reason for optimism

BY: - October 9, 2023

In the 2012-13 academic year, PASSHE enrollment for undergraduates system-wide totaled 100,567, data shows.  A decade later, the total enrollment for the 2022-23 academic year is 70,597, a 29.8% decrease.  

Amid state budget impasse, PASSHE board approves tuition freeze for fifth consecutive year

BY: - July 20, 2023

For the fifth consecutive year, tuition at schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, typically $7,716 for in-state students, remains unchanged.

PASSHE board delays vote on tuition until July

BY: - April 20, 2023

The requested state funding package, PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said, would help maintain affordability at State System schools and address worker shortages by enrolling and graduating career-ready students.

Senate Education Committee Chairperson Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, leads a hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Republican proposes FAFSA requirement for high school seniors

BY: - April 19, 2023

The legislation will allow for opt-outs if a student has permission from a parent or guardian.

PASSHE head tells lawmakers state universities need greater funding to compete

BY: - March 22, 2023

'There are challenges of demography and ... legacy financial deficit ... and we're going to need to partner with the state in order to do that,' Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said.

Three consolidating state schools to become ‘Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania’

BY: - March 2, 2022

It’s the latest step in consolidating six PASSHE schools into two regional campuses to address rising tuition costs and sagging enrollment across the education system.

PASSHE’s Greenstein: School funding is vital to Pa.’s economic growth

BY: - November 23, 2021

'What happens when employers are unable to provide the skilled workers they need to succeed? They move,' he warned.

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign

BY: - October 15, 2021

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus

BY: - October 14, 2021

It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.

PASSHE eyes collaboration with community colleges to support integration efforts

BY: - August 4, 2021

After pushing to integrate six universities into two regional campuses, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein is focused on a cultural change — pleading for one that requires community colleges to work with the State System.

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

BY: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

Pa. State System unanimously moves to consolidate six schools into regional campuses

BY: - July 14, 2021

With a phased implementation process, the plan will begin in the fiscal year 2022-23. Consolidated campuses will have one president and a leadership team.