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Julia Michaels
Executive Director
Center for Public
University Transformation
(202) 478-6071

Media Contact:
Mike Brost
Associate Director
of Public Affairs

(202) 478-6038

Powered by Publics Institutions

Below are the institutions participating in the effort. View participating institutions by transformation clusters.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alabama A&M University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Alabama Main Campus
University of Alabama System
University at Albany
Alcorn State University
University of Alaska System
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arizona
Auburn University
Boise State University
Bowling Green State University
University at Buffalo
University of California-Davis
University of California-Merced
The California State University System
University of Cincinnati
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
University of Colorado Denver
Colorado State University
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
Florida International University
University of Florida
Florida State University
George Mason University
The University of System of Georgia
University of Hawai'i System
University of Houston
University of Idaho
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University-Bloomington/System
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois State University
University of Iowa
Jackson State University
Kent State University
University of Kentucky
Langston University
University of Louisville
Louisiana State University and A&M College
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maine
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Memphis
Miami University
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State University
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The University of Montana
Montana State University
Montclair State University
Morgan State University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada-Reno
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
University of New Orleans
Northern Arizona University
North Dakota State University
University of North Texas
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
University of North Carolina System
Oakland University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
University of Oregon
The Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
University of South Alabama
South Carolina State University
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
South Dakota State University
University of Southern Mississippi
Southern University System
Stony Brook University
Tennessee State University
Temple University
The University of Tennessee
Texas A&M University
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Austin
Texas State University
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Texas Tech University
University of Toledo 
Towson University
Tuskegee University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Vermont
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia State University
University of Washington
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
West Virginia University
West Virginia State University
Wichita State University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wright State University
University of Wyoming

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Project Highlights

  • Nearly 125 change-ready universities and state systems
  • 16 transformation clusters
  • 3 million undergraduates

Project Goals

  • Produce hundreds of thousands more graduates by 2025 with an emphasis on underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students.
  • Cut in half the achievement gap by 2025 for underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students while increasing access.
  • Share key data, learning, and effective practices to drive innovation and transformation across the higher education sector.


Four strategic priorities guide Powered by Publics work. They are:

  1. Taking explicit action to pursue educational equity for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  2. Committing to transparency by sharing data and monitoring progress toward equity goals.
  3. Developing common opportunities for cross-cluster learning, sharing, and collective action in the thematic areas of Affordability, Holistic Student Supports, and Teaching & Learning.
  4. APLU and its partners committing to invest in institutional capacity through grants and technical assistance.