SANTA CLARA – At a signing ceremony at Santa Clara University, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today a historic partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) as part of the Secretary of State’s California Student Vote Project. With AICCU’s participation, all major institutions of higher education in California have […]

Statement by the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Regarding the Governor’s May Revision to the Proposed Budget Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2018-19 budget. AICCU appreciates the recognition of the important role of California’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in the higher education landscape, through the maintenance of the maximum Cal Grant award […]

California’s private colleges have plenty of room BY DEVORAH LIEBERMAN AND KRISTEN SOARES Special to The Bee  February 15, 2018 03:00 PM Updated February 17, 2018 06:08 PM California is facing a higher education crisis. By 2030, we will have a shortfall of 1.1 million college graduates, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. […]

January 10, 2018 On behalf of the 330,000 students attending the private, nonprofit colleges and universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19, as released this morning. The proposal reflects his ongoing commitment to higher education access and affordability, by funding the Cal […]

Dear Members of the California Congressional Delegation: While simplifying the tax code is a worthwhile and important goal for our nation and economy, it should not be achieved at the expense of making it more difficult to obtain a college education or increasing the cost of education. On behalf of the Association of Independent California […]

October 5, 2017 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) has named California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino as the recipient of the 2017 Policymaker of the Year award. AICCU recognizes Senator Portantino for his continuous and bold support of students attending California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities and his […]

Each year AICCU publishes a College Guide to California’s Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities, and the 2017-18 version is now available!  You can download the pdf version or read it online! The College Guide helps counselors, students, and families learn about higher education options offered by the state’s private nonprofit colleges and universities. Contrary to popular belief, […]

We are deeply disappointed by the lack of leadership shown by the federal administration in refusing to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protections.  We remain strongly committed in our support for all undocumented students, including those protected under this program. We encourage Congress to act quickly, in a bipartisan fashion, to pass […]

Thousands of Educators to Gather at California Private, Non-Profit College Campuses for Statewide Summit 10,000 Expected at “Better Together: California Teachers Summit Across 35 Sites  & Featured Keynote by Former Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden  Sacramento, CA – July 28, 2017. Today, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) co-hosted nearly 10,000 educators for […]

Eleven Students to Receive Ralph M. Parsons Scholarships Scholarship Funded by Former Parsons Employee in Honor of Corporation’s Late Founder PASADENA, CA (July 26, 2017) – Parsons is pleased to announce that 11 college students have been awarded Ralph M. Parsons Scholarships for the 2017–2018 school year. The scholarship funds—managed by the Association of Independent […]