11 Members – 5 public, 4 private, 2 seminaries: Capital Community College, Central CT State University, Charter Oak State College, Goodwin College, Hartford Seminary, Manchester Community College, St. Thomas Seminary, Trinity College, University of CT Greater Hartford Campus, University of Hartford, University of Saint Joseph.

Annual Consortium operating budget: $1,600,000

Board of Directors: president or campus leader of each member

Consortium staff: 15 FT & 2 PT

Consortium programs:

  • Career Beginnings (started 1986): college access resources and mentoring for Hartford area public high school students serving 600+ annually
  • Jobs for America's Graduates (www.jagct.org): working with at-risk youth to improve post-secondary optcomes, now at six high schools in CT
  • Jr. Apprentice (www.jrapprentice.org): a workforce readiness program preparing high school 11th graders at Bulkeley High School
  • The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (www.thechere.org): convening conferences and symposia on issues relevant to access, degree completion and economic development
  • Cross-registration in selected courses and departments for students, faculty and staff at member institutions
  • Mini-grants for cooperative initiatives among members’ faculty and staff
  • Civic engagement with corporate community in Hartford to support workforce development through higher education

Students (full- and part-time) enrolled in Consortium member institutions: 36,000+

Faculty at Consortium institutions: more than 4,000

Courses available: 4,000+

Degrees offered: associates, bachelors, masters, doctorates in 475 fields of study

Certificate programs offered: 150

Library volumes:  2.5 million

Annual payroll: $300,000,000+ that helps to drive the region's economy

Campus events open to the public annually (concerts, lectures, sports, exhibits, etc.): +1,800