1. PA Publics are Opportunity Elevators. They account for more than half of PA college students who move from the bottom 60% of incomes to the top 40% as adults.
  1. PA Publics are Effective Investments. Each dollar invested in state universities produced an average return of $10.61 in economic impact. 
  1. PA Publics are Already Lean. Accessible institutions spend nearly $150,000 less on each student over four-years than elite institutions do. 
  1. PA Publics are Economic Engines. PASSHE institutions are one of the top 10 employers in seven of the 20 counties in which they are located.
  1. PA Publics currently receive less funding than they have in decades. Pennsylvania invests about $220 million less in higher education than it did twenty years ago.