Statement on APSCU v. Duncan


Washington, D.C., June 23, 2015—Following today's ruling in APSCU v. Duncan, APSCU's General Counsel Sally Stroup released the following statement:

"We are disappointed by today's decision from the District Court for the District of Columbia. We are closely reviewing the opinion and considering our options. This case presents very serious legal issues, of great significance not only to APSCU's members, but also to students.

"Indeed, as numerous commentators have observed, the primary impact of the regulation will be to deprive hundreds of thousands of students of access to higher education. That is inconsistent with the congressional plan under the Higher Education Act, unlawful, and bad policy."

APSCU Facts

800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.