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Pennsylvania state-owned university enrollment drops

The State System of Higher Education figures indicate loss of another 5,000-plus students this fall.

By The Associated Press

Updated: July 22, 2021 | 11:59 am

PASSHE chancellor floats $75 million plan for one-time money at state Senate panel

Chancellor Dan Greenstein wants a substantial portion of that money to pay for efforts to combine six of the system’s universities into two by next fall.

By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania state university system merges six schools into two

Bloomsburg, Mansfield and Lock Haven universities in northern Pennsylvania will form one institution; California, Clarion and Edinboro universities in western Pennsylvania the other.

By The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

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PASSHE vote to merge six state universities into two nears despite pushback

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is expected to vote on its plan to merge six state-owned universities into two institutions as soon as Wednesday, despite questions that critics of the plan say remain unanswered. 

By Min Xian/WPSU

Students or horses? Education advocates want to repurpose Pa.’s generous horse-racing subsidy

In 2019, PASSHE students received $5,739 in state subsidies, while the per-horse rate works out to $15,271.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Pa. lawmakers debate plan to consolidate state universities

The moves would not affect the other three state system schools in the midstate — Kutztown, Millersville, and Shippensburg.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Updated: April 29, 2021 | 10:28 am

Pennsylvania moves forward on plan to merge 6 state universities into 2 regional schools

The integration plan calls for two mergers, one in the northeastern region of the state and one in the western region.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads and Sam Dunklau

State System of Higher Education readies vote to consolidate 6 universities into 2

Under one part of the plan, Bloomsburg, Mansfield and Lock Haven universities in northern Pennsylvania would merge.

By The Associated Press

Head of Pa.’s public university system to examine historic roots of racism in state schools

Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said he was “ashamed to admit” he had not examined how the university system has historically perpetuated racial inequity.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

PASSHE begins planning for six-university consolidation

Plans to bring together six of the State System of Higher Education’s 14 universities are beginning to take shape.

By Sam Dunklau