Effective public policy is vital to sustaining a high-quality, affordable and accessible American public higher education system. AASCU serves as a valued resource to its members and stakeholders throughout the nation by providing both federal and state policy research, analysis
and advocacy for sound public policy that advances higher education across the United States.
Each year, AASCU publishes its Public Policy Agenda (PPA), which underscores the most compelling policy issues affecting regional comprehensive universities and promotes policies that help our institutions fulfill their unique role in educating America’s workforce and strengthening communities. The issues presented in the PPA have implications at both the state and federal levels of policy and law. Accordingly, AASCU provides state and federal policymakers with specific actions to take going forward.