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

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

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

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    Member Spotlight
    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    AASCU recognizes the commitment and leadership of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) member presidents and chancellors.

    AASCU’s AAPI Presidents and Chancellors


    of all public four-year Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions are AASCU members.


    of all public four-year Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) are AASCU members.


    of Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander undergraduate students enrolled at public four-year AANAPISIs in 2021-22 were enrolled at AASCU member institutions.


    Building a Pipeline of Diverse Teachers for the Next Generation of K–12 Students

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    To counter the small percentage of men of color in the education field, one UMES professor created an enterprising, vigorous program to attract, retain, and foster a community for aspiring teachers to lead the next generation of increasingly diverse students.

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    Podcast IconAASCU: Telling Our Story Podcast

    Featuring Richard H. Warren Jr., Ed.D. and Todd Nock from UMES
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