The three PASSHE schools could potentially merge into one.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Three universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could merge into a single school soon.

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California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, and Edinboro University are the schools that could be combined, the board voted yesterday.

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The stated goal for merging these schools is to make the state system more stable financially.

The next step is the universities working on how they would form a single university with the same leadership, faculty, and budget.

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It’s expected to be a long process and wouldn’t take effect until at least the fall of 2022.