State colleges and universities are engines of economic & social mobility.

AASCU intensifies their impact.

We equip our members to advance equitable outcomes, spark civic engagement, and build thriving regions—so diverse learners seeking prosperity can bring America’s promise home.

First generation graduate; California State University, Fullerton

AASCU President and CEO Dr. Charles L. Welch has a special message to the AASCU community on his first official day on the job.

Meet the 350 AASCU institutions serving more than 3 million students.

Our approach empowers these stewards of place to catalyze economic and social mobility.

See them in action.
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    Member Spotlight
    Black History Month

    Black History Month

    AASCU recognizes our African American member presidents and chancellors and honors the legacy of Black leaders and scholars.

    AASCU’s African American Presidents and Chancellors.



    of AASCU presidents identified as Black compared to 13.2% of all presidents who identified as Black in the last ACE American College President Study


    of public, four-year HBCUs are AASCU members