By 2018, at least 60% of all jobs in Pennsylvania will require postsecondary education but only 43% of working-age adults have a college degree or certificate. The postsecondary system is a key component to the well-being of the state. The Advisory Commission was put together in order to create a multi-year framework that would sustain and enhance the Commonwealth’s postsecondary education system, while serving the needs of students and employers for the 21st century.

The commission analyzed the current state of Pennsylvania’s postsecondary system and identified challenges and possible areas for improvement. The 31-member commission was separated into four working groups in order to focus the Commission’s efforts and drive discussion. These working groups were: Workforce Needs, Accessibility, Affordability, Administration and Financial Structures and Collaboration.

Read the summary of recommendations made by the Commission…