Founded in 1896, the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) is the nation's oldest state-based organization devoted to higher education. PACU is a voluntary association of 85 institutions drawn from all sectors of the Pennsylvania higher education community. All member institutions are chartered by the Commonwealth and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or by other national accrediting agencies. Each member institution may also belong to one of four sector-specific organizations:
  • The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP);
  • The Commission for Commonwealth Universities
  • The Commission for the Universities of the Pennsylvania State System of
    Higher Education
  • The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges (PACCC).
Now in its second century of service, the Association continues to support its members as they provide access and choice to all those seeking educational opportunities of the highest quality.

PACU Staff Contacts:
Susanne Walker, Administrative Officer

Geoffrey Isley
Web master
Our 2014 Membership Directory is now available online as a PDF download here.
You can contact us at the PACU offices by mail:
Suite 15 No. 214, 950 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015
By Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-687-9010
By Fax: 717.240.0673

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