By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has come out with its final version of its merger plans for six of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities.

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These include California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, and Edinboro University.

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PASSHE is now pledging not to close any of the schools and to protect schools concerned about the merger’s impact on their finances.

However, a summary of the revisions makes no mention of the NCAA, which hasn’t ruled yet whether the six universities can keep their current athletic teams.

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It also does not mention when the “Middle States Commission for Higher Education” will decide if, and how, it might accredit the combined schools.